Ruth Jacobson
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Ruth W. JACOBSON Of Mercer Island, passed away on December 15, 2002. Ruth was born on October 26, 1917 in Seattle WA, the daughter of David and Elizabeth Bell. Ruth was raised in Seattle, and near Langley at Bell's Beach on Whidbey Island. She graduated from Roosevelt High School, where she met her husband Norm, and attended the Universty of Washington. she was a devoted mother, loving grandmother, golfer, wood carver in the Northwest Indian style, and life long Husky football supporter and sports fan. Survivors include her husband, Norman M. Jacobson, her daughter Susan Carpenter her sons Gary Jacobson and Ross Jacobson, her sisters Winnie McLeod, Ginger Erickson, and Bonnie Miller, her eight grandchildren, Erika Shupe, Leif Jacobson, Heidi Jacobson, Tina Jacobson, Dan Carpenter, Wendy Carpenter, Jessica Jacobson and Haley Jacobson and her two great grandchildren, Karen and Melanie Shupe, all of the Greater Seattle and South Whidbey area. "Grandma" was Ruth's favorite word. Her devotion to her extended family, and treasured friends, was unfailing, and was her most important commitment. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 10 a.m., at Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave S.E., Mercer Island, WA. Remembrances are suggested to be made to the charity of your choice.

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Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 18 to Dec. 20, 2002.
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December 18, 2002
Dear Susan and family: I am sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I have so many fond memories of Ruth in the kitchen at Northgate making cookies and talking with me. The support I felt as a kid and at the university from both Norm and Ruth have never been forgotten. I really admired Ruth. Susan, this seems to me to be a difficult stage of life, a lot of losses, know that I am thinking of you and remain your good friend. Sharon
Sharon Campbell-Krupski
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