OBITUARY: Aaron Charles Jackson, 1985-2021 – Lost Coast Outpost


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Aaron Charles Jackson of Eureka passed away suddenly on
Sunday, April 4, 2021. Aaron was born on June 4,
1985 at Mad River Hospital to his parents, Judith and Jerry
Jackson. Aaron was raised in Eureka, and named after his Grandpa,
Charlie Marsh, whom Aaron was very fond of and close with as a child.Aaron loved growing up in a small town during his childhood with his
older brother Shane Jackson and baby sister Alycia Jackson. He was
popular and often knew every kid on the block. Much like Aaron, his
childhood was never dull. He was full-throttle with everything and
didn’t know the meaning of “slow down” or “you can’t do
that”. His response would often be “WATCH ME”. He often
instigated fun adventures like a ride in the wheelbarrow tied to a
go cart, with Shane and Alycia watching, laughing, or driving. His
full-throttle personality was known to all, and would back fire at
times. Aaron broke his collar bones five times as a kid. You could say
he was fearless. Aaron was a momma’s boy through his life; however,
he like to share his love with pranks and scaring his mother daily
with fake cat poop, puke, rats and snakes, with his dad not far
behind with the video camera catching all things Aaron in action. The
childhood memories in his neighborhood were the best a kid could ask
for. Most of the kids Aaron and his siblings grew up with became
lifelong friends. Aaron was always the lively one thinking of fun
things to do, including paintball guns and dirt bikes with his friends
in Elk River. Aaron was two years older than his baby sister, Alycia
Jackson. They were close growing up, with Aaron being the middle
child, and Shane, his older brother by 2 years were the best of buds.
They shared many fun memories like skiing and snowboarding at Shasta
every winter. During summers, Aaron spent most of his time at Trinity
Lake with all the Jacksons and Vallees, staying at Pinewood Cove and
the Jackson cabin. Spending summer days on the ski boats of his
parents and his cousins water skiing, tubing and jumping off the
leaky tiki patio boat. Aaron was close to a pro at tubing during
those years. He loved to battle Shane on the tubes, anything that
goes fast, and soon enough he got his sister to do it with him. She
learned from the best, often looking up to her brother like he was
snowboarding, wakeboarding, rollerblading, ocean fishing, dirt bikes,
skateboarding, paintball guns, hunting bear, turkey and deer up at
showers pass, and more. He did it all and was good at all of it. His
middle name should have been FULL THROTTLE.Aaron enjoyed
life and it was filled with so much family and friends. Aaron spent
his last 15 years in love with Melissa McNeese and raising their son,
Tanner Charles Jackson, age 5. He loved to prank Melissa on the
daily, for he did love to keep things exciting and fun in their life.
They both loved fishing and camping at Ruth lake together. Aaron and
Melissa loved each other very deeply since a young age.Aaron loved being
a father. Tanner and Aaron would do all the manly things together,
for Aaron wouldn’t have it any other way. Building their chicken
coop, fixing the fence, fishing in the bay, and accidentally catching
seagulls. Aaron liked to spoil Tanner with farm animals and would let
him have his goat and chickens come inside to play with him, which
Melissa was not too fond of cleaning up the mess. Aaron’s absolute
favorite, was taking Tanner hunting with him up to Showers Pass with
his stepdad at the hunting cabin. This was one of Aaron’s favorite
places. The last hunt Aaron and Tanner shared was a turkey hunt up at
the cabin with his stepdad, also known as grandpa Burt.Aaron developed a
great work ethic in his adult life. He was a local roofer for 10
years, worked for a tree service, more recently a commercial
fisherman and sport fishing in his ocean boat. He was good at all the
things he put his mind to. He was talented with his hands and worked
hard for everything he had.Aaron’s smile
could brighten any day. His laugh was contagious, the Aaron Jackson
laugh as we all knew. Aaron also had a kind soul beneath his
fearlessness. He sadly suffered from anxiety and depression for many
years in his teens and adult life. When it came to family functions
and events he was always asking his mom and dad, “Is Alycia going
to be there, is Shane going to be there?” he wouldn’t go unless
they were there, for he felt at ease with his siblings around him.
The grief of losing Aaron will be lifelong for all of us, for he was
so loved and so close with his family.Aaron Charles
Jackson was a loved son, brother, cousin, uncle, fiancé and father.
Aaron leaves behind his son Tanner Jackson, age 5 years, fiancé Melissa
McNeese of 15 years, brother Shane Jackson, sister Alycia Jackson,
parents Judith Jackson, Jerry Jackson, stepdad Burt Guthridge, his
two nieces Montana and Autumn Holberg, stepsiblings Amy and Travis
Cloninger, all his many aunts, uncles, cousins and his side kick dog
Ryder. As his loving baby sister, I know he is now in our grandparents’ loving arms, fishing with grandpa Charlie, logging with
grandpa Judd and hunting with Uncle Dick.A celebration of
Aaron Charles Jackson’s life will be held at Fortuna River Lodge on June
13. Doors will open at 4: 30 p.m. This will be open to all
his family and friends. Any friends and family that have pictures
please contact Alycia Jackson on Facebook. We do advise all that plan
on attending be either fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test
with days of attending. Any memorial donations are much appreciated.
Please contact Alycia Jackson on FB to do so.###The obituary above was submitted on behalf of Aaron Jackson’s loved ones. The Lost Coast Outpost runs obituaries of Humboldt County residents at no charge. See guidelines here.

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