Jeanetta Maurine Baker Jacobsen, age 89, passed away October 9, 1998, in Richfield, Utah.
She was born March 29, 1909, in Coalville, Utah, the second of six children of Frederick George and Martha Ann Salmon Baker. Jeanetta's father worked for the railroad and in 1915 was transferred with his family to Everett, Washington and they later moved to Snohomish where Jeanetta graduated from high school. She attended business school in Seattle and obtained a job as secretary to the president of a large candy company. While in Seattle she met her husband, Henry Hughes "Hank" Jacobsen and they married the 16th of April 1930. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were married for 62 years when Hank died in August of 1992.During World War II, Jeanetta volunteered 750 hours as a filter center worker for the Air Force warning service, and again during the Korean War, she volunteered 500 hours. As a member of the Eula May Merrill Guild in Seattle, she helped raise thousands of dollars for the Orthopedic Hospital. In 1985, as Holly and Wreath chairwoman, her group raised $32,300.00. She also served one term as president of the guild. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Mothers Club at the University of Washington.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In November of 1969, Jeanetta and her husband served a mission in England for 22 months. They also served in the Seattle Temple for 12 years. Jeanetta belonged to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, having had grand and great-grandparents who immigrated from Scotland to Coalville, Utah in 1860.
Jeanetta was a devoted homemaker, and loving wife and mother who filled her home with wonderful traditions. She was an accomplished seamstress, artist, gardener, and musician. As a family they loved skiing and boating. She was a pioneer snow skier having competed as a racer for the Sahale and Seattle Ski Clubs. She helped her husband with his salmon fishing business in the summers and his real estate business during the winters.
She will be remembered for her keen wit and bright smile. In May of 1996 she left her beloved home in Seattle and moved to Richfield, Utah, to be closer to her daughter, Jeane. The family wishes to thank the wonderful aides and nurses from the Beehive House, Richfield Care Center and home health agencies who lovingly cared for her. A special thanks to the nurses and Dr. Greenwood who tenderly cared for her in her last hours at Sevier Valley Hospital. Jeanetta lived a full and productive life and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by three daughters, Joan Ellona Mann, Seattle, Washington; Jeanette Judy Paget, Vancouver, Washington and Jeane Francis (Robert) Jepson, Richfield, Utah; sister, Margaret (Rex) Faust, Taylorsville, Utah; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Henry H. "Hank" Jacobsen; son, Henry H. "Jay" Jacobsen; four brothers, Sterling, James, Fred and Robert Baker.
Graveside services and interment will take place Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at 12 noon in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle, Washington. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary, 50 S. 100 West, Richfield, Utah on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield, Utah.
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