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Obituary: Melvin George Jacobsen

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Melvin George Jacobsen 1924 ~ 2005 BOUNTIFUL - Melvin George Jacobsen, born October 22, 1924, courageously passed from his mortal existence Friday, August 5, 2005. He left behind his family that he loved and cherished so much. He was the youngest of eight children born to Nephi Michael and Francis Beatrice Jacobsen, whom he greatly respected. He served valiantly in World War II, receiving the Silver Star Medal of Honor and five battle stars for gallantry in action. Mel loved this country and was proud to have been able to defend the freedom of his fellow Americans. He leaves behind his best friend and childhood sweetheart, Lucille Lees, whom he married February 14, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. From this union they were blessed with three children, whom he was very proud of and loved with all his heart, Mike (Kathy) of Chicago, IL; Patti (Ron) Stott of Logan, UT; and Karen (Joe) Baty of Centerville, UT. He especially loved his ten grandchildren, Shauna, Silas, J.T., Beau, Cole (Brooke), Zac, Amber, Trevor, and Brett. He spent countless hours teaching them many things and supporting them in their activities. He worked hard all his life in his employment with Conoco and the University of Utah. Upon retirement, he worked as a crossing guard, where he looked forward to protecting the children everyday. He also enjoyed coaching his children's basketball and softball teams, reading and playing golf. He had many talents and abilities which he shared with others. His life was not one of material wealth, but was rich with what mattered in eternity. His life was filled with struggles, although his sweet spirit never showed it. We will miss his strength, courage and endurance. We will forever have his example and the memories that have filled our lives. Mel's family would like to thank those who put forth the effort to show their concern and love for him during his trying times throughout his life. There are too many to mention individually, but they include his Dr.'s, nurses, hospice assistants, and extended family, friends and neighbors. Funeral services will be held Wed-nesday August 10, 2005, 11 a.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, where friends and family may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com