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Eugene “Gene” Golden Jackman, Orem, Utah, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at UVRMC Provo, Utah on July 26th, 2022 of Congestive Heart Failure. He was 88 years old. Gene was born January 3rd, 1934, at The LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah to Golden Leon Jackman and Teton Mattie Hanks Jackman. He was the middle son of six children. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was active in Boy Scouts.

As a young boy, he lived with his family in Widstoe, Utah, lived in and went to school in Salem, Mapleton, and Provo, Utah. He attended Provo High School and Lincoln High School in Orem. He graduated in 1954.

On August 20th, 1954, he married Zola Dickey in Orem, Utah. In that same year he began working for The Geneva Steel Plant, in Vineyard, Utah. He worked in the blast furnace and rolling mills and later as a Yellow Cab Driver in Provo. He attended Vocational School in Provo. He served as a volunteer firefighter for Provo City.

They had three children, Norene, Tina, and Bret and were later divorced.

Gene married the love of his life, Helen Adell Peterson on May 7th, 1966 in Orem, Utah. They had John and Adam.

Gene worked at Geneva Steel until they closed in 2001. He has always had a Pioneer spirit. He enjoyed the outdoors with his family.

He lived the phrase, “The Treasure is in the Search!”

Gene is survived by his wife, Helen; sisters, Flora (Doug) Harrington, and Alona (Ed) Veatch. His 5 children: Norene Jackman (Chris) Jensen, Tina Jackman, Bret (Tiffani Ellison) Jackman, and Adam Jackman, 33 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Elden and his wife LaDawn Jackman, Nolan and his wife Carol Jackman, LeGrand (Judy Parker) Jackman, his son, John Jackman and brother-in-law Ed Veatch.

The family wishes to thank the angels in Gene’s life, including Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and Applegate Home Health and Hospice.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, August 6th, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Sharon 5th Ward Church, 545 South 800 East in Orem, Utah. A viewing and gathering will be held on Friday, August 5th, 2022, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, and Saturday, August 6th, prior to the funeral from 9: 30 am – 10:30 am at The Sharon 5th Ward Church. Interment is at Salem City Cemetery, 965 South 140 East, Salem, Utah.

His funeral is under the direction of Walker Sanderson Funeral Home.

It will be live streaming as well as the slideshow available at

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