July 31, 2018
Sorry to be the bearer of some very sad news. I just received the attached email from Steve Jackson’s sister. Steve passed away last night, perhaps while we were singing and honoring his 44 years of charter membership in the MountainAires. I will pass along any additional information when I have it. For those of you who are new, after so many years of joyful singing, when no longer able to regularly perform with us because of chronic respiratory issues, Steve continued his dedicated and enthusiastic service to our organization and to barbershopping by producing newsletters for both the District and our Chapter, winning numerous national awards for them. He continued to attend all our shows when his health allowed.
He will be greatly missed.
I wanted to let you know with much sadness that Steve passed away last night. We will be having a memorial service, but not sure at this point when that will be. If you would please pass this along to his fellow barbershoppers I would greatly appreciate it. I will keep you posted as to when the service will be.
Remembering 7 years ago at Barbershop Harmony RMD convention; Steve was recognized for his outstanding work editing and publishing the chapter and district newsletters. RIP, Steve.
It is with heavy heart that I post. I have just received word that our long time editor, Harmony Camp enthusiast, and BHS member of 44 years, Steven Jackson passed away last night. He never failed to cheer me on and his smile lit up a room. After he was no longer able to attend weekly meetings, he made every effort to attend our shows. His newsletters for the Denver MountainAires and Rocky Mountain District won several national awards. Steve was a charter member of the Denver MountainAires. He loved quartetting and barbershop period. He was a pun master and constantly made me laugh. I love you, my friend and am glad your struggles are lifted. Rest well in the everlasting arms.
Thank you for sharing this sad news, Chelsea, Steve was an important voice in RMD for decades, and a tireless advocate for the BHS. He will be missed, for sure.
Sad news. He will be missed greatly
So very sorry to hear this sad news..
Very sorry to hear this. Steve was a big help and support to me when I was editing the Big Sky Chorus Newsletter. This is a big loss to the RMD.
Such a great man, a source for much needed comic relief..RIP
one of the all time great guys
I’m so sorry to hear. Thanks for letting us know. He was definitely a bright light.
Cindy Houston Wadsley
He was such a nice guy and a big fan of Ruby Blue. I’m really going to miss him!
No! I am so saddened to hear this. Steve was a wonderful man, and fantastic Barbershopper. May God bless him and his family…
Sad news. Steve was a good friend going back to my North Shore Harmony Rag & CABC Songbird editing days.
So sorry to hear this. He was a strong supporter of PROBE!
It is with great sadness to report the passing of my good friend and fellow barbershopper, Steve Jackson. Just last night, at the Denver MountainAires chorus practice, in his absence we recognized his 44th year as a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and charter member of the Denver MountainAires. The photo shows Steve singing Lead in my quartet, Joyful Noise. We sang together for many years.
Steve will be greatly missed …
Becky Wood Whalen
Oh, so sorry to hear this news. He was my go-to pal when I was the editor of The New MexiChords Barbershop Harmony Chorus newsletter. What a lovely man who loved this hobby of barbershop singing!
We will miss him greatly. He was a true BARBERSHOPPER to his very core. I really enjoyed singing TAGS with him.
Gary L Forsberg
A major loss to the BHS world! Sad day. 🙏
I am sorry to hear this. Steve was an amazing man! He will be missed. God bless Steve and his family..
I am heartbroken to hear about Steve’s death. He was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed.
Rest in peace my friend. Jesus welcomes you with open arms into his kingdom.
The best of PROBE gone. RIP Sir.
That is so sad. Good friend & singing partner for a long time. He’ll save you a spot in the Heavenly quartet!!
News is getting around, wanted to be sure you knew that our 2006 RMD Barbershopper of the Year, Steve Jackson, passed away on Tuesday evening this week. While the cause of his death has not been announced, most of us know that Steve had severe respiratory complications (tracheotomy) and was severely overweight most of his life. He had been in a long-term rehab center in Pueblo for a number of months and that was where his life ended.
Of course Steve was an award winning editor and very involved in PROBE, and a gifted singer until his respiratory condition made that impossible.
I enjoyed associating with Steve who served as President of PROBE on several occasions despite his medical challenges. May he rest in peace.
Sorry for your loss.. Steve will be missed!
What a fighter. He had to be tough and smart to live as long as he did and accomplish what he accomplished for so many years. He will be missed.