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Barbara Ann Jacobs
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1933
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Aug. 22, 2012
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA

From Sunset Hills web-site:

Barbara passed away at 4:00 AM, Wednesday in Seattle, August 22, 2012, at 79 years. She was born February 11, 1933 in Omaha, NE, the daughter of Oniebell Hoenshell Daniel and Dr. Kenneth Jay Daniel. Barbara is survived by husband Loyd D. Jacobs of Bellevue, son Paul David Jacobs and daughter Ann Elizabeth Jacobs, both of Redmond, six grandchildren and four great grand children. She was preceded in death by son John Russell Jacobs.

There were 15 days from detection of the lymphoma to her passing. The first knowledge of the presence of lymphoma came from a CT scan. Not until she went into the hospital eight days later did we start to know how serious it was.

It started with right back, kidney and abdomen pain. The CT scan revealed a kidney-to-kidney tissue mass in the abdomen, diagnosed as lymphoma, and later as Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. We waited six days for a biopsy to determine chemo treatment. This seemed acceptable, since there are over 80 forms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, they are very treatable and most all progress slowly. The treatment is chemo and works rapidly.

For the following six days after the CT scan, she had difficulty breathing, could not lie down for very long or at all, tried to sleep with her head and arms on a raised bedside table sitting on the edge of the bed, before admittance to the hospital. She was miserable and worn out with no sleep.

We never got to chemo. The mass in the abdomen constricted urine flow and tubes installed to drain the kidneys did not work. The kidneys have to work to get the dead cancer cell out of the bloodstream. Nothing more could be done to save her life.

The doctors said obtaining the biopsy and starting treatment eight days earlier would have probably not made any difference in the outcome. We pray that is the case. Earlier treatment would have lengthened the process. The only blessing is that she had no pain and did not suffer long.

She had the most wonderful loving care. I could not more highly recommend the hospital care at Virginia Mason. Her entire Seattle area family said good-bye before she passed with daughter Ann and husband Loyd at her side.

We thank you for your prayers and loving support.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Seattle Goodwill or the Lymphoma Research Society. The Seattle Goodwill, a favorite of Barbara's, has an informational web site at www.seattlegoodwill.org and can be reached by mail at Seattle Goodwill, 1765 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134. The lymphoma web site is www.lymphoma.org; mail to Lymphoma Research Foundation, 115 Broadway, Suite 1301, New York, NY 10006. Thank you.

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Graveside Service on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 01:30 pm at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 1215 145th Place Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98007. 425.746.1400
 
 
Burial:
Sunset Hills Memorial Park
Bellevue
King County
Washington, USA
Plot: Devotion, lot 116, space 11
 
Created by: Mary D
Record added: Sep 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96483390
Barbara Ann Jacobs
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