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Jacob Phillip Jacobson, 84, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 1994, after a sustained illness.

He was born July 17, 1909 in Mendall, Sweden, to August and Hilda Anderson Jacobson.Phil had fond memories of his 14 years in Sweden and the subsequent boat ride to America in 1923. He valued and treasured his United States citizenship.

Phil was employed in the area of printing and publications for over 50 years. He loved his work at the Deseret News Press, where he spent 25 years as a manager. He retired in 1975 and often spoke of the authors he met, many of them general authorities for the LDS Church.

He was a long-time member of the Salt Lake Craftsman Club and served one term as president. In addition, he was awarded the Craftsman of the Year, by Gov. Calvin Rampton.

He was self-educated, well-versed and widely-read on a diversity of subjects. Phil's family and friends will always remember his passion for discussions that included his strong and very vocal views on world affairs, politics and religion.

On April 23, 1932, Phil married Hilda Belnap Jacobson in Farmington, Utah. They had one son, Doug, with whom they shared a close relationship. After retirement, Hilda and Phil often assisted Doug in his restaurant business. Phil enjoyed helping family, friends and neighbors. Although he gave the appearance of being gruff, Phil was a warm and giving person.

Survivors include his devoted wife; son, Douglas (Mae); grandson, Steven Jacobson (Traci), and granddaughter, Stacey Andreason (Roger). Also surviving is one sister, Rose Spjute and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Phil's life, Monday, June 6th at 12 noon in the Larkin Mortuary Chapel, located at 260 East South Temple in Salt Lake City. The family will also be available at the mortuary to meet with friends, Sunday, June 5th from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to service.

Interment: Hooper Cemetery.

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