SALT LAKE CITY-Ronald Vern Jackson, age 53, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1999 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born March 12, 1946 in San Francisco, California, the son of Leslie Vern and Shirley Zachrison Jackson. Married Wylma Winmill June 1, 1971 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Later divorced. He was a world renowned expert in genealogy and was the author of numerous publications. He loved his grandchildren and cherished the time he spent with them.Survived by his children: Wendy (Tyler) Ellsworth, Mesa, AZ.; Melanie (Scott) Hyde, Havelock, N.C.; Katrina (James) Endrizzi, Mesa, AZ.; Lenora (Tom) Stevens, Austin, TX.; Heather (Darren) Turley, Mesa, AZ.; Nancy Jackson, Mesa, AZ.; seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Devin Todd Stevens.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am. Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th ave and N. street. Friends may call Tuesday morning from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main prior to services.