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Ron Jackson, long-time Valley sports coach and sometime Valley political activist, passed away last week at age 83. With wife Sally, Ron was a mainstay of Democratic politics in the Spokane Valley, something that wasn’t rare when they got started many decades ago but required a certain amount of fortitude or stubbornness lately.
As colleague Mike Vlahovich reported in Saturday’s paper, Ron was a standout baseball player and coach. After retiring, he and Sally taught generations of kids to swim and to hit a curve ball. They taught generations of young politicians to work hard and shoot straight. They owned the Jackson Hole Tavern for more than a dozen years, the kind of neighborhood establishment which sponsored sports teams and carried more than a few patrons on a tab when times were tough.
Slowed by Parkinson’s Disease over the last decade, Ron still made it to many political gatherings and always had a smile or a wink for old friends. The fabric of the Valley community lost a colorful thread, and Ron will be sorely missed.
Supporters of a move to disincorporate the City of Spokane Valley
will hold an organizational meeting on March 3 at
Sally Jackson, leader of the move to undo the incorporation that voters approved in 2002, said the meeting is an opportunity to discuss the upcoming petition drive. To disincorporate the city, supporters will need about 24,000 signatures of Valley voters, she said.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.