Linda Louise Casagrande Jacoby
1944 - 2019
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Linda Louise Casagrande Jacoby entered into eternal peace Monday, March 25, 2019 following back surgery. She was born May 15, 1944 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Enrico and Rita Casagrande. Linda graduated from Holy Angels Academy, the College of St. Catherine, and earned a Master's Degree in English from California State University Sacramento. For 35 years she was a dedicated English teacher and later Head of the Department at San Juan High School. She taught with a firm hand, a splendid sense of humor, and a great deal of love for all of her students who referred to her as "Mama Jacoby". She enjoyed raising horses and dogs on her ranch in Penryn. After retirement she volunteered for the Folsom Fire and Police Departments. Linda will be lovingly remembered by her sister Mary Ellen (Micki) Dunphy brother-in-law Bill, and their children Peter (Annette), Sean (Laurel) and Heather Donelson (Michael). She will also be remembered by her great niece Kaitlyn Dunphy and great-nephews Ben Dunphy and Hunter and Jack Donelson and many dear cousins. Services will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, April 9, at the Divine Savior Catholic Church located at 9079 Greenback Lane, Orangevale. All are welcome to a reception in the parish hall following Mass. Those who so desire may make a donation in memory of Linda to either the American Diabetes Association or to the "Mama Jacoby" Scholarship Fund through the San Juan Alumni Association, P.O. Box 103, Citrus Heights, Ca. 95611.

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Published in The Sacramento Bee from Mar. 30 to Apr. 5, 2019.
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February 3, 2020
Mrs. Jacoby was such an inspirational, wonderful teacher. She was a pillar of strength and wisdom. She was a role model. I'm so honored to have met her. The lessons I learned while in her class, mold my path to this very day. God Bless you Mrs. Jacoby, for the beautiful, selfless, brilliant woman that you are. Thank you for making me a better person. Thank you for guiding, educating, and loving countless people.
Leah Ruth-Ferriera
April 8, 2019
My Friend, Linda was such an addition to our family and we laughed at many family events together. We were fortunate to have Linda join me for my 60th birthday on a cruise with our friends. Linda would light up any room with her smile, kindness and sense of humor. She will be missed deeply and never forgotten. Our prayers go out to her family.
April 8, 2019
Mrs. Jacoby was a wonderful English teacher, and a total sweetheart of a person. She made the world brighter just by being in it. She will be missed. She will be remembered.
Jennifer Harrison
April 7, 2019
Mama Jacoby was my English teacher freshman year at San Juan HS (1987-88). That a group of us from that class ate lunch in her room nearly every day the next four years is a testament to how much we loved her. Mama Jacoby had a good sense of humor, a deep well of patience (obviously, as she put up with us), and, most importantly, she cared. She didn't just teach; in fact, that was only a small fraction of what she did that impacted her students. Mama Jacoby truly was our Mama at school - guiding, supporting, even chiding when needed. I am richer for having known her and can only hope that every student has a teacher like her at some point in their lives. Well done, Mama Jacoby. Rest in peace.
Greg Wammer
March 31, 2019
She was an amazing, awesome English teacher. I was so happy to have her. She will be missed and Always remembered as a Spartan of San Juan High School. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Class of 1981
Kim Warner Nosenzo
March 31, 2019
Miss Linda, you will always have a place in our hearts. It was a pleasure getting to meet you and know you thru Sandys family. You made me feel like family to you. I know your loving spirit will take you far on your next journey. Take care my friend......
Debbie Billman
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