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Scholarship fund starts in memory of long-time Jackson staffer

Rich Ives
Courtesy of Jackson Elementary
       Rich Ives, a Jackson Elementary staffer for 15 years, passed on last September, but his legacy continues at the school in a memorial scholarship started by his family.
       The fund is intended to “enrich the lives of students in need and to keep his memory alive,” according to an article in the Jackson newsletter for February.
       Funds will be used to help with fees for such needs as art class, science camp, sports, activity equipment and summer camp, the Jackson newsletter states. Applications for scholarship funds will be necessary through the school office.
       Mr. Ives was a program leader and then area supervisor for Jackson's on-site childcare facility. He later worked as a lunchroom helper and a classroom aide in fifth grade.
       Both his children, Andrew and Allie, attended Jackson and went on to graduate from Coronado High, where Andrew was student president in 2008 and Allie vice president in 2011.
       Also active with the Elks service club, Mr. Ives was 60 years old when he passed. He is also survived by his wife Jane and brother Jim. Services were held last Oct. 4.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 2/9/15; Schools: Jackson Elementary)

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