Carl I. Jacobson was one of the world's workers. He drove a school bus in Bluffdale while he was still a student at Jordan High School, and he spent 40 years at Kennecott copper mine, operating heavy equipment.
On April 9, 1988, Jacobson died, but his memory and his love for music will linger on. His family has created an annual music scholarship in his name that will be awarded to a Jordan High School student. It will be presented for the first time this spring.His history is tied to that of southern Salt Lake County. His parents moved with their 15 children from Vernal to South Jordan and located on the Dunyon Ranch, now the site of the Utah State Prison. His bus driving helped the family survive depressed times, and he learned to know all the riders on his vehicle by name.
But if Jacobson's hands were devoted to labor, his heart and soul were devoted to music. He shared his interest with hundreds of young people through church productions. With his wife, Thelma, he taught ballroom dancing skills, often in the large living room of their Bluffdale home.
Jacobson sang in the Salt Lake Barbershop Chorus and Sandy LDS 2nd Ward choir, performing frequently at Utah State Prison - which was by then sitting on the property where his family home had been. He also was a poet and poetry lover. His poems have been collected into a booklet.