Karen Lee (Barben) Jacobs
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Karen Lee Jacobs (Barben)
2/26/1949 ~ 7/16/2012
Loving daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, was born and raised in West Valley City. She also raised her family in West Valley City. She married John Jacobs February 24, 1969. They had three sons and two daughters.
Our sweet soft-spoken mother was a very kind loving woman. She would do anything for anyone. She loved the flowers in her yard and she loved beauty. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She will be missed dearly. Heavenly Father and many Angels came and took her home with the rain that she loved.
Survived by: Her Husband, five children, son and daughter in-law, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, four siblings, and many more loved ones. Preceded in death by: both her Parents, two siblings.
Services will be held on Monday July 23, 2012 at 1:00 Pm. Family prayer at 12:30 pm at the LDS Church. 8059 West 2700 South. Magna Ut 84044


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Published in Deseret News on Jul. 21, 2012.
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August 20, 2012
OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LADY YOU ARE. YOU HAD THE WINGS OF A ANGEL,I'M GOING TO MISS YOU. THE LOVE YOU GAVE TO YOUR CHILDREN AND GRAND BABY'S WAS LIKE A SONG FROM YOUR HEART. LOVE SHIRLEY.......
SHIRLEY+DRU SMITH
August 3, 2012
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
Larry @ Shirley ( Barry ) Nak
July 26, 2012
We wish each of you family members and friends of Karen , warm and treasured memories that will lift your spirits. May each new day bring strength and love into your life in memory of aunt Karen .
Jordan & Melissa Jacobs
July 24, 2012
Bernie,Carl,Selina,Eric and Amanda

Bill and I would like to thank you all for a wonderful job you did on your mom's funeral.you made her proud. We know you all have very special moments with your mom and each and every one of you took good care of her. We know there's going to be times when you will see something or you'll be doing something and it will remind you of your mom know that she is still there with you, a mother like yours is more than a memory.

Karen,
You will be missed dearly, we will miss the phone calls, your sweet voice and most of all just being you. Thanks for your time, your friendship and your love.
Love you always, Your Little big brother Bill, Cheryl, Chad and Brittany
July 23, 2012
To all the Jacob family, I will forever remember Aunt Karen as a soft spoken, quiet little lady. My thoughts are with all of you while you heal from the passing of your mom, I'm saddened by the sorrow that you feel, but she is with her mom,dad and siblings in heaven now and they are showing her all around and she no longer is felling the pain she felt a few days ago. Deepest sympathy to you all and we love you all.
Brandy Cunningham
July 22, 2012
Bernie, Carl, Selina, Eric, Amanda and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Your mom was a sweet and kind aunt. We wish we could be there to give all hugs and tell you how much we love you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Danielle, Todd, Austin, and Auriah (Cousins)
Danielle Reagan
July 22, 2012
Karl and the rest of the Jacobs, your mother was a very sincere sweet woman who loved you all so much and and she will always be by your side. we know and understand your pain and want you to know it does get easier. Be happy she is where she wanted to be and is free of pain. Use her strength and love to help each other she is proud of you all. You are family to us and our prayers and thoughts are with with you and want you to know we are here if you need anything at all. love you guys
Andy & Keri Lance
July 22, 2012
We have always admired your soft spirit! You were blessed with patience and understanding.We are thankful for your example of preseverence and endurance. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers!
Weldon Teresa Jacobs
July 22, 2012
Karen was in my fifth Grade elementary class and Sharon was in my Sixth Grade class. They were always known as the Barben Twins. I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Karen. In my adult life Bill and Cheryl Barben have been friends and I send my sincere sympathies to them and all of the Barben/Jacobs families. This is too young to be gone from this life.
Nola Brown-Stirling
July 21, 2012
As a cousin of Karen's, I remember her as a baby and a little girl. She has the same soft spoken voice, and sweet smile just like her mother, Molly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time and we pray the Lord will comfort you and bless you in the coming days ahead. With our love,
Duane & Maxine (Aunt Jennie's daughter) Williams
July 21, 2012
Barben & Jacobs Family: Sorry to hear of your loss.Thoughts and Prayers of many are with you all. Celebrating a life well lived. You will have many Cherished Memories Forever. You now have a Special Angel watching over you. God Bless .. Rest in Peace
Tina (Dye) Martinez
July 20, 2012
God bless you all. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Pamela Erickson Trolin
July 20, 2012
Karen I will miss you so much you are an awesome person and mother Karl Bernie Salina Erik Amanda I hope the best for all of you I know your pain It won't be easy but I promise it will get better I love you all
Brian Erickson
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