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Kurt Jacobson Kurt Jacobson, age 42, our most beloved father, son, brother, and grandfather died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on December 11, 2004. Kurt was born in Waco, Texas on July 11, 1962, but moved to Austin with his family when he was 4 years old. Kurt was a graduate of Austin High School and later attended Austin Community College. Kurt and his beloved wife, Shauna were proud and active members of First Baptist Church of Oak Hill and on numerous occasions taught Sunday School there. Both of them had a very strong faith in God and their lives reflected that in every way. For the ones fortunate enough to have known Kurt, he was a very loving, kind, and humble man. He was not perfect, but to his family and friends he was very close to it. If anyone needed his help, he would have gladly given the shirt off his own back at the drop of a hat. Kurt had far too many accomplishments in life to mention here, but his most cherished treasures in life were God, Shauna, the love of his life, and his son, Rockland, his family, and his many great friends. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. Even though he had been slowed down in recent years due to multiple sclerosis, he never complained. There were many days that he did not feel well, but he carried on. Kurt was a Travis County Deputy Sheriff for several years prior to joining the Austin Police Department. He retired two years ago due to his illness. He was very well liked and respected in both departments. He received numerous commendations and awards and a life saving medal. During the last year, Kurt devoted many hours taking care of his father who had been seriously injured in an automobile accident. He will be truly missed by everyone but we will always have our memories. Kurt was the family hero. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Jacobson. He will be sadly missed by his son, Rockland; father, Harold; brothers, Scott and Keith; sister, Tina; granddaughter, Sophie; nieces and nephews, Jade, Jessie, Rebekah, Erik, Kelsey, and Kyle; and a host of friends. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 16, 2004, at First Evangelical Free Church, 4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd. with Reverend Ray Knowles officiating. Graveside services to follow at Cook-Walden /Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 15, 2004.
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January 5, 2005
It saddens me to know that you are gone but I know you're in a better place. I remember when we were growing up. How you used to walk down the halls of school with your pretty long hair (that I always admired and wished mine looked half as good!). My hope and wish for your family is that they smile, and smile a lot (like I will), on those many moments in their lives when they remember you, your smile, and twinkle in your eyes.
Karen Nelson
December 22, 2004
I would like to extend my condolences to the family. My father was a police officer as well and passed away in May. We know the struggles you may be going through during this time and we will keep you all in our prayers. Here is a poem that has helped me personnaly with the first holiday season with out my dad. I hope you can find comfort in this. God Bless.
I'm Spending Christmas With Jesus This Year


I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below.
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear;
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear.
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you the joy their voices bring.
For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart.
But I am not so far away, we really aren't apart.
I cannot tell you of the splendor or the peace inside this place
Can you imagine Christmas with our Savior, face to face?

I will ask him to light your spirit as I tell him of your love.
So then pray for one another as you lift your eyes above.
So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
RENAE S.
December 16, 2004
Dear Keith,

Chuck and I know how very hard this is for you and your father. You certainly have had more than your share of adversities to overcome. You will always be in our hearts and in our prayers.

Chuck & Lera
Lera Lamme
December 16, 2004
I went to Junior High at Porter, and High School with Kurt. I heard over the radio as to what happened. I am deeply saddened, but will always remember Kurt's great smile, and friendliness about him. I last saw Kurt at the Sheriff's Dept when I was a Booking Officer there, and he was a deputy. I'm sorry I never got a chance to ride with you Kurt...you will forever be in my memories.
David Silva
December 15, 2004
Another Austin High River Rat very saddened to hear about the loss. I knew Keith and Kurt and they were two of my favorite people in high school. Alan called and told me about the accident. Your family will be in my prayers.
Robert Vaughn
December 15, 2004
my prayers for your family, i went to school with scott, and tina-used to live in same neighborhood. i remember kurt but he was little. when y'all lived on stearns ln. may the lord give you comfort.
james rivard
December 15, 2004
May God bless you and your family now and forever and give them strength to go foward.
Frank and Anna Peebles
December 15, 2004
Kurt will be missed by so many people, especially my husband who was a retired friend that had the pleasure of enjoying Kurt's company on many motorcycle rides. Kurt always had a smile and did so many nice things for others; God has taken two angels up to heaven with Him on December 11....
Ginger Osgood
December 15, 2004
Dear Keith,

We are so saddened by your loss and include you and your family in our prayers each day. We will continue to pray for you to feel God's presence and comfort.

With love and prayers,
Lara, Curtis, Colin and Cameron Baker
December 15, 2004
To my childhood friend and River Rat brother; your smile,antics and love will be deeply missed. I thank God for allowing us to share these memorable years. May AEROSMITH tunes play on your way to heaven my friend.
Julio Rodriquez
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