Stuart Ward Jackson “Stu” of Standish was born on November 27, 1934 to Mary and Winthrop Jackson in Portland, Maine. Stuart passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Saturday, September 14, 2019.
Stuart was a basketball star at Falmouth High and also at UMO. Working summers laying pipe for the Portland Water District with his dad was a source of great pride and joy. He impacted many lives as a history/math teacher for 30+ years, eventually retiring from Greely High School in 1989.
Stuart enjoyed life. He loved fishing, rice pudding, Ken’s fried clams in batter, boats and his beloved dogs. He was a good listener and had a remarkable memory, was a talented artist, enjoyed movies, M*A*S*H , the NY Giants, and “his” Celtics.
Stuart and his wife, Marjorie, built a log camp on East Grand Lake in Danforth where their family summered for many years. There he made life-long friends and enduring memories. His final years were spent in his Sebago Lake dream home with Marjorie.
He was predeceased by his parents; and his brother Dana and sister-in-law, Pat, of Windham. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Graves Jackson, whom he cherished and loved for 61 beautiful years. Also surviving, are his brother Robert and wife Reata of Haverhill, Mass. Stuart is survived by two daughters, Diana Violette and her husband Jim of Westbrook and Sheryl Autry and her husband Gordon of Standish. Stuart was especially proud of his five “aMainezing” grandchildren, Matthew, Kathryn ,and Greg Violette, and CJ and Ben Autry.
A gathering to honor Stuart will be held at Spring Meadows, 59 Lewiston Rd, Gray, Maine on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. All are welcome.
In honor of our Stuart, memorial contributions are welcomed at Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care, 739 Warren Ave, Portland, Maine 04103 a charity of your choice.