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In Memory

Jack Dallas, former radio/TV specialist, died Aug. 18

August 21, 2010

Jack Dallas (Don J., Jr.) passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010. He was born October 18, 1938, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Don J. and Elizabeth (McKee) Dallas from Stanwood, Iowa.

Radio and TV specialist for Extension, Ag Experiment Station

Jack received a bachelor's degree in agricultural journalism from Iowa State University in 1961. He worked as a radio and television specialist for Colorado State Cooperative Extension and the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station, producing radio and TV programs for the university, including a 25-year run of "The Rocky Mountain Gardener". Jack also served as president of the Colorado Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta honor society. Jack retired in 1999 after 36 years.

Jack loved life and was happiest talking and visiting with friends and family. He spent his pre- and post-retirement years traveling in his Winnebago motor home with his wife Merry Jo, enjoying time with their friends in the Aspen Leaf Winnies motor home club and the state and national motor home clubs. Jack also enjoyed completing "handyman" and gardening projects, had a keen interest and knowledge of audio/visual equipment, and enjoyed watching NASCAR racing and the Denver Broncos. He also volunteered in his community, serving on the board of SAINT.

Jack is survived by his wife of 46 years, Merry Jo; daughters, Angie Dallas Sebor (Martin) and Susie Dallas Hattan (Bill); and three grandchildren, Thomas, Joey, and Elizabeth. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.

Memorial service Aug. 27

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Allnutt Drake Chapel, followed by a reception in the Allnutt Family Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jack's memory to the American Liver Foundation -- Rocky Mountain Division, 2100 S. Corona Street, Denver, CO 80210 or online at

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Originally published in the Coloradoan, Aug. 21, 2010.