Nancy Jacobson-Bell

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Nancy JoAnn Jacobson-Bell

Nancy JoAnn Bell, 70, of Albuquerque, passed away February 5, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Beloit, Wisconsin to Arvid W. and Naomi L. Jacobson.

Moving to Albuquerque in 1958, she attended Jefferson and Jackson Middle School and Manzano High School. She went on to earn her PN at Presbyterian Hospital in the new born nursery and RN degree at St. Joseph's College. Working at Presbyterian Hospital and at Carrie-Tingley Hospital, Nancy retired from Carrie Tingley Hospital. She was married to Jim Bell and earned her certification for driving Semi trucks. They drove together for several years before Jim was killed in a hang gliding accident leaving Nancy as a young widow. She met her John McCafferty while taking classes at the Center for Creativity and they have spent the next 30 years together.

She is survived by her partner, John McCafferty; brother, Bob Jacobson and wife, Judy; and her niece; Melanie Jacobson, partner Laura Cobb; and nephew; Christopher Jacobson and wife; Dianna.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the home of her brother. More information can be found on her on-line guest book at

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 11, 2018