|Sarah Adele Sparks Jacobi|
|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1928|
|Death: ||Nov. 22, 2012|
Bainbridge Island, WA
Friday, June 14, 2013
Sarah Adele Sparks Jacobi
July 11, 1928 - November 22, 2012
Sarah Adele Sparks Jacobi born July 11, 1928 in Seattle, Washington died peacefully at home on Thanksgiving on November 22, 2012 surrounded by children and grandchildren. Sarah graduated from Seattle's Franklin High. At the UW School of Nursing she met and married her college sweetheart Wayne Jacobi. They had three children and eventually settled on Bainbridge Island in 1955.
She brought her nurturing spirit and gift for compassion to Swedish Hospital patients and inspired coworkers for more than 25 years, getting up at an hour unknown to most to catch the Seattle ferry. Her husband Wayne of 62 years said "she was the only person he had ever known that picked a profession and just single mindedly entered that degree program, professional program and then practices her professional all her adult life." This just doesn't happen very often but truly is the hallmark of Sarah's life, was the person you could rely on and was always there for her family.
Having learned to sew young from a mother who was a professional seamstress she made many Christmas presents, curtains and even backpacking equipment for children, grandchildren and a husband.
She enjoyed swimming in the Sound with her kids and once backpacked the length of the Olympic National Park. She enjoyed her yard and gardens, which at various times included rhododendrons, roses, raspberries, plums and various assortments of vegetables through the years. She loved beautiful things and her gardens were a manifestation of that love. She was known to fuss with one pot for weeks to get it just right for the summer show.
Most of all in later years she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Sarah was preceded in death by sister, Margaret (Sparks) Canavan, brother, Robert Sparks and husband, Wayne Jacobi.
She is survived by sister-in-law Patricia Sparks, three children Martin, Carole and Anne, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and one great granddaughter who will all miss her dearly.
Interment at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island at 11:00AM on June 22nd followed by a Celebration of Life at the family home in Port Madison at noon.
Wayne Martin Jacobi (1926 - 2011)
Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church Cemetery
Created by: Mr. Jean Coston
Record added: Jul 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113357615