Leo John Jacobs Jr. (1951 - 2014)

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Leo John Jacobs, Jr., 62, peacefully walked into the forest on Feburary 18, 2014 in Anchorage with his life partner Sandy Williams, son Leo Fawcett, sister Donna Bellinger, and cousin Sonny Grant by his side.
He was born in Juneau on June 23, 1951 to the late Leo Jacobs, Sr. and Agnes Martha Thlunaut-Bellinger. Leo's Tlingit name was "Neechkhu.oowu" and he was Kaagwaantaan of the wolf house.
He is survived by his life partner Sandy Williams, his son Leo Fawcett, grandchildren Arianna and Graysen (Marion Fawcett), brother Joe Jacobs of Haines and sisters Marianne Jacobs and Donna Bellinger, of Juneau, and his nieces and nephews who loved him very much.
Leo was retired from the Laborers Union 942. His favorite activities after his retirement were fishing off the rock at False Outer Point in Juneau and playing Bingo.
Leo and his Life Partner, Sandy Williams were together 12 years. She describes Leo as outgoing, friendly and loved to talk to everyone. He had a passion for trivia; He loved to watch and engage in game shows like Jeopardy, Jokers Wild, and Wheel of Fortune. Leo prided himself on his high IQ. He and his cousin, Stubby Thompson, never had to study to do well for tests in school.
A Juneau memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Tlingit Haida Community Council Building, 3235 Hospital Drive, at 6:00 pm. The family will be accompanying Leo to Haines where he will be laid to rest at Jones Point Cemetery after the ANB Memorial Service held on Saturday, March 1st, at the Haines ANB/ANS Hall at 1:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be sent to AlaskaUSA, account #1100018251414, payable to Marianne Jacobs or Donna Bellinger.
Published in The Juneau Empire on Feb. 26, 2014
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