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Virginia Budd Jacobsen Farnes, 94, former assistant security officer of the University of Utah and secretary of the U. Research Committee, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 1994, in a Holladay nursing home.

For four years she was vice president of the university's Alumni Association Board. In 1976 she received a Merit of Honor Award. She devoted several years to hospital work, working as assistant superintendent of the Primary Children's Medical Center.Born in Salt Lake City, she spent most of her childhood in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. She attended the U., graduating in 1925 with high honors. She was the first woman student body president.

She served an LDS mission to Hawaii from 1920 to 1922 and taught in various church organizations. At age 79 she was called as a meetinghouse librarian and set up a library in a new ward building.

She and her first husband, Andrew T. Jacobsen, were authors of the Jimmy Microbe series, which were used as textbooks for many years in Salt Lake public schools. She had many articles published in church and national magazines.

The funeral will be at noon Monday, Oct. 3, in Russon Brothers Mortuary, 255 S. 200 East, where friends may call from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.