|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1930|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 2006|
Jim Jacobs, of Marysville, Washington, passed away in Everett on December 9, 2006. Jim was born March 12, 1930, the fourth child of James and Lillian Jacobs, at the family home in Granite Falls, Washington.
Following the early death of his father, Jim moved to Arlington, Washington, where he graduated with the class of 1948.
Meeting his good friend Joe Buchanan's young sister, Betty was the beginning of a romance that has lasted over 58 years. Jim and Betty were married on September 3, 1948 and were blessed with eight children: Connie and Steve DiGregorio, Mike and Chris Jacobs, Patti and Jim Jones, Debra and Rick Compton, Jim and Kristy Jacobs, Ben and Tammy Jacobs, Max Jacobs and Gail Ricarte, Lori Palicte and Pat Vanderpool.
Jim loved children and delighted in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Tom and Branda Almli, Vanessa and Dana Corey, Michelle and John Mathis, Casey and Stacy Jacobs, Martin and Vanessa Peoples, Roxanne Jacobs, Alexa Jacobs, Jamie Jacobs and Joe Chadwick, Whitney Jacobs, and Danielle Markham. Great-grandchildren include Camille Crabtree, Taylor Corey, Brady Mathis, Gabrielle Roppo, Jaea Jacobs Davidson, and two babies due in early spring. He also leaves behind long-time friends, Ken and Sally Lind; and his little dog, Mugsy.
Surviving brothers and sisters include, Marie Madsen, Corel and Dean Coatney, Donna Barnier, Shirley and Dick Larsen, Patti Lewis, Judy and Gordy Groves, Bill Jacobs, and Jerry Jacobs; along with a very large extended family.
Jim served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany in the mid 1950's. His love of the outdoors included a passion for fishing and camping. Family vacations always involved the mountains and a good fishing hole! His love of the woods also provided him with a long career in the logging industry and he took great pride in the cedar shakes that he split. Following his retirement Jim found himself involved with wood in another way; he took up crafting old wood into unique birdhouses, benches and fences. His creative projects adorn the yards of both family and friends.
Through the years Jim and Betty enjoyed regular trips to Reno, Nevada with family and friends. In more recent years he played Keno at Tulalip Casino, where he made many new friends with whom he could discuss politics and sports.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Ernie Jacobs and Harold Jacobs; sisters, Bonnie Stark and Joanne Dunbar; and son-in-law, Joe Hopkins.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 16, 2006, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1717 Larson Road, Silvana, Washington.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Arlington Food Bank, the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Association or a charity of your choice.
Not, how did he die? But, how did he live?
Not, what did he gain? But, what did he give?
This is the measure of the life of this man.
Not, what was his status? But, had he a heart?
And, how did he play his God-given part?
Was he always ready with a word of good cheer?
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
Not, what was his shrine? Not, what was his creed?
But, had he befriended those really in need?
Not, what did the notes in the newspaper say?
But, how how many were sorry when Jim passed away?
Published in The Herald (Everett) from December 13 to December 15, 2006
Zion Lutheran Cemetery
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