Tue, July 16

Obituary: Jeanette Louise ‘Pat’ Jacobson 1928 - 2012

Jeanette Louise “Pat” Jacobson of Buford, Georgia formerly of Clarkdale, Arizona entered peacefully into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 83 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Catherine and Julio Vena on May 17, 2012 after a valiant battle with two different types of cancer.

She was born in Missouri to Lewis and Nina Franke in 1928. As a young child, her family moved to Sedona and later to Flagstaff, Arizona.

Pat graduated from Flagstaff High School in 1946 where among other things she was president of the home economics club in her senior year.

She was married to Bernard H. “Jake” Jacobson of Du Bois, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1948. They lived in Flagstaff, Globe, Yuma and Cottonwood before settling in Clarkdale, Arizona.

Pat made her profession of faith through baptism at the First Baptist Church in Flagstaff, Arizona. She loved the Lord Jesus Christ and was a faithful student of the Christian Scriptures.

Throughout her life Pat served her Lord as a Sunday school teacher, youth worker, and Girl Scout leader. She was active in mission work in her church and later in life served as a short-term missionary with the Wycliffe Bible Translators in Peru. Upon return from Peru, she and her husband settled in the Verde Valley where she was very active in the Verde Valley Christian Church and the Cornville Christian Church.

During these years she served as a volunteer with the Marcus J. Lawrence Hospital in Cottonwood.

She leaves behind a legacy of faithful and loving service to her Lord, church, community and the world. She was a homemaker for a number of years but also worked as a civilian bookkeeper for the United States Marine Corps in Yuma, Arizona and later retired from the Cottonwood Waterworks.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jake; a son, Ira Lewis (who died in infancy), and a brother, Lewis A. Franke, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Catherine; two grandchildren, Christopher J. Vena of Toccoa, Georgia and Jessica A. Rockwell of Belgrade, Montana; and eight grandchildren, Brandon, Jared, Colby and Isabel Rockwell and Cadie, Jordan, Maggie and Emarie Vena.

A memorial service is planned for July 3rd at 10 a.m. at the Verde Valley Christian Church on Zalesky Road.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be designated for the remodeling of the Verde Valley Christian Church or for the ministry of the Cornville Christian Church.

Information provided by survivors.