Date of Death
July 2, 2012
Place of Death
Three Rivers, Michigan
A private burial of cremains will take place at a later date at Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers, MI.
Jeannette Eileen Jacobs, age 86, of Three Rivers passed away peacefully Monday, July 2, 2012 at Riverview Manor. Jeannette was born on October 12, 1925 in Three Rivers, Michigan the daughter of Clifford Hoyt Baker and Ruby Fern(Myers)Baker.
Jeannette graduated from Three Rivers High School and pursued a nursing degree at Borgess Nursing School. During that time she was united in marriage to the late Donald Eugene Jacobs. In 1946 they moved their family to Houghton, Michigan to open a Dairy Queen store. Jeannette returned to nursing school at the age of forty where she attended Northern Michigan University and graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. After her family was grown, Jeannette and her husband moved to Durham, North Carolina where she graduated from Duke University with a Masters degree in nursing. Jeannette then taught nursing at both St. Joseph Hospital in Hancock, Michigan and Duke University. Together with her husband they returned to Three Rivers, Michigan and settled into a leisure lifestyle of traveling in their R.V. , seeing all but three of the fifty states.
Jeannette was active with her children in sewing, quilting, cooking and enjoyed participating in church activities. Every summer the family also attended Gitche Gumee Bible Camp on Lake Superior making many fond memories. Jeannette was very proud of her nursing accomplishments and held those very close to her heart.
Jeannette was preceded in death by her parents, husband of sixty years, Donald Jacobs in 2006, son, Bradley Jacobs, one sister, and one brother.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory daughters, Ann Elizabeth(Dennis)Waldron, of Seattle, WA, and Rebecca Ann(Gene)Huntoon, of Elkton, MD; sister, Janet Sherman of Newberry, FL; six grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Memorial donations may be directed to Great Lakes Home Health in Hospice in Kalamazoo, MI. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.