Fay LeRoy Jacobson
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Fay LeRoy (Jake) Jacobson, age 91, died February 8, 2013, at home in Hurricane, Utah. He was born August 13, 1921, in Randolph, Utah to Achel and Merry Christmas Jacobson. He married Barbara Pead May 27, 1946, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Jake grew up in Randolph with his 3 brothers, Mynard, Kib and Bill. He enlisted in the Marine Corps with his brother Kib at the beginning of WWII. They were both sent to the South Pacific Arena where Kib gave his life. He and his wife lived most of their life in Springville, Utah where they raised their children. He worked at BYU until he retired in 1983. He loved BYU sports and held many positions in the LDS Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and wood carving. He received a thank you letter from President Thomas S. Monson for the canary he carved at age 90 and sent to him. He is survived by his wife: Barbara; children: Richard and Judy Jacobson of Magna, Utah, Bryan and Debbie Jacobson of Hurricane, Steve and Debbie (Jacobson) Elms of Eagle Mountain, Utah, Neil and Denise Jacobson of Cedar City, Utah, 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services with be Thursday, February 14, at 2:00 at the LDS chapel at 452 N. 2600 W., in Hurricane. The visitation will precede the funeral at 12:30 at the chapel. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery at 1977 S. 400 E. in Springville, Utah at 1:00 on Friday, February 15. The family wishes to thank the healthcare professionals, emergency personnel and neighbors who provided compassionate care to our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Feb. 12, 2013