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Charlotte Bell Jacobs

1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Charlotte Bell Jacobs Obituary
April 23, 1933 - February 6, 2017 Charlotte Bell Jacobs, a Pacific Palisades resident for 60 years, died on February 6, 2017. Born in Chicago, Illinois on April 23, 1933, Charlotte attended Roycemore School and Sullivan High School in Chicago. Charlotte received a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana in 1954, and a Master degree in Education with specialization in reading improvement from California State University, Northridge in 1974. Much of Charlotte's professional and volunteer work was centered on reading. During the years when her children were in elementary school, Charlotte was involved in several school related activities. As a volunteer, she worked to establish the Marquez School Reading Improvement Center and was Chairman of the Marquez Elementary School Library Committee which operated the library. As a volunteer teacher, Charlotte conducted classes in library skills for 4th through 6th grade students, and was active in the school PTA. Charlotte participated in many activities at the Jewish Congregation of Pacific Palisades during the 1960's including establishing and setting up the synagogue library. After completing her master's degree, Charlotte spent seven years as a teacher, and one additional year as coordinator for college guidance and admission, at the Newbridge School in Beverly Hills. Charlotte spent several additional years performing one-on-one reading tutoring for students with reading problems. Charlotte was an independent, self-driven person, both with her volunteer and professional activities. She had creative talents, enjoying crafts such as painting and copper enamel, as well as a love for gardening and cooking. Above all, the center and focus of her life was her family. She was a wonderful wife to her husband, and the best mom imaginable for her three children. She taught her children by example, that you can be driven and direct, as well as kind, sweet, and loving, even through times of difficulty. To all family and friends, Charlotte will be missed dearly, and always remembered. Charlotte's husband of 62 years, Larry, passed in 2015. Charlotte is survived by her children, Sharon (David), Cynthia (Robert) and Everett, and her granddaughters, Rachel, Kimberley and Kaela. Donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, or the will be appreciated by the family.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 23 to Feb. 26, 2017
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