Max William Jacobs September 19, 1923- February 23, 2013 Max William Jacobs, 89, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Born in Burley, Idaho on September 19, 1923, the son of Hyrum Wallace and Mary Christine Jacobs, survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Naomi Jeneal (White) Jacobs, children Mark William Jacobs, Karen Cristine Hughes, Kathleen Patrice Thompson, Bryan Wallace Jacobs and their spouses, 22 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren. Max was a veteran of WWII, enlisted in the army January 17, 1942, and discharged October 4, 1945. He was a PFC in the 23rd Armored Engineers Battalion, and served in battles and campaigns in Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes (The Battle of the Bulge) and Central Europe. He was wounded in action in France July 1944, and received decorations and citations including the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. He devoted his life to teaching and taught at the Mt. Vernon Elementary School, Golden State Jr. HS and retired from teaching at the Curran Middle School. He was a faithful and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings and offices including service as a member of the bishopric, high council and with his wife Naomi served as temple workers for many years in the Los Angeles Mormon Temple where he and his wife and children were sealed for time and all eternity on February 1, 1958. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 10:00 AM with a short Viewing from 9:00 AM to 9:35 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 2801 South Real Road. Saturday's Services will be presided over by Melvin J. Thompson, President of the Bakersfield California South Stake and conducting will be Anthony G. Frehner, Bishop of the Oaks Ward. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Southwest. www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 1, 2013