Sep 062013

Shirley Jean Ridgley Jacobson, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Lakeside. A visitation will be held from 6 to 7 o’clock tonight (Sept. 6) at Silver Creek Mortuary in Taylor. A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Mike Ramsey Memorial Cemetery in Snowflake.
She was born Jan. 4, 1930, in Ogden, Utah.
Shirley married Clarence Keith Jacobson, her husband of 66 years, on July 10, 1947. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Provo Temple. Keith and Shirley relocated from Provo, Utah, to Snowflake in 1997.
She devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her Father in Heaven. She served faithfully in many different callings in the various auxiliaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her favorite calling was serving as the Young Women’s president for 15 years. She seemed to live to make life a little bit better and easier for those around her. There was never a birth of a new grandchild or family illness that she was not there to help out. She will be remembered for her selflessness, gentle integrity, patient listening and her unconditional love.
Her entire family will miss her dearly, and will hold her memory, her sparkling eyes, and her loving and generous spirit in their hearts forever. She leaves behind a legacy of love and wonderful memories that will bind us together until we are with her once again.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, five children and their spouses, Mike and Lisa Jacobson of St. George, Utah, Susan and Donald Camacho of Snowflake, Greg and Randa Jacobson of West Union, Ohio, Bruce and Cheryl Jacobson of Pleasant View, Utah, and Lisa and Rick Gibson of Taylor; all of her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Keith (Elaine) Ridgley; three sisters, Anna (Jim) Nixon, Beth (Bob) Simmons and Renee (Mike) Roundy; and many dear friends and family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one great-granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Shirley’s name to Hospice Compassus, 1789 W. Commerce Drive, Lakeside, Ariz. 85929.Jacobson, Shirley