Dean Gordan Jacobs (1924 - 2018)

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Dean Gordon Jacobs, born Dixon, CA Sept. 13, 1924; died Carmichael May 7, 2018. He is survived by Marijane, his beloved wife of 68 years and daughters Kirsten Whalen (Bob), Julie Lundquist (Keith), Marianne Bouza (Matt) and Gina Jacobs. He is also survived by his brother, Paul Jacobs. Dean treasured his large loving family of 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was a Lieutenant in the US Navy and served in WWII and the Korean War. He fought as a pilot and earned a Distinguished Flying Cross, 3 Navy Air Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal. Dean graduated from UC Berkeley in 1949 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He spent most of his professional career as a partner in Continental Heller Corporation of Sacramento and retired as its President in 1988. He helped coordinate major commercial projects including the renovation of the California State Capitol in 1982. He served on several community boards. Dean is fondly remembered as a outdoorsman and enjoyed everything from fishing and camping to tennis and skiing and encouraged his daughters to join him in all these activities. He loved the Sierras, but he especially loved Lake Tahoe and all the great times with family and friends there. Dean traveled extensively, enjoyed the arts, but most of all his life revolved around his large and loving family. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 26 at 11am at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 2140 Mission Avenue in Carmichael. Remembrances can be made in his name at the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society Endowment Fund: PO Box 6141, Tahoe City, CA 96145; or the UC Berkeley Engineering Fund: University of California, Berkeley, Donor and Gift Services, 1995 University Avenue, Ste 400, Berkeley, CA 94704-1070.
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St Michael's Episcopal Church
2140 Mission Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608
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Published in The Sacramento Bee from May 17 to May 19, 2018
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