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Obituary for Elvira 'Joanne' Jacobs
Elvira Joanne Jacobs, age 88 of Dixon, passed away in her home on August 22, 2011 after an extended illness.
The viewing will be 5:00 to 8:00 at the Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First Street, Dixon, Thursday September 1. Services are scheduled for Friday September 2nd, Joannes 89th birthday, at St. Peters Catholic Church, 105 S. 2nd Street, Dixon at 11:00. A reception will follow at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 1305 North 1st Street, Dixon.
Joanne was born in Sacramento to Antonio and Maria DaRosa. She attended McClatchy High School. After graduation in 1940, she went to work for Mather Air Force Base. Joanne married Weston Arthur Jacobs on July 15, 1950 and soon transferred to Travis Air Force Base where she worked for 40 years as an Administrative Assistant in Civil Engineering until she retired in 1982.
Joanne celebrated her 54th anniversary with Weston Arthur Jacobs who passed away on August 2nd, 2004. She dearly loved to visit and travel with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking and entertaining for all her friends and family.
She always had a passion for Philanthropy, and supported local schools and the Shriners hospital for Crippled Children. Prior to her illness, Joanne was very active in her Bridge Club, Dixon Historical Society, Dixon Womens Improvement Club, Eastern Star, Dixon Community Church Ladies Aid. UPPEC , YLI and the Red Hat Ladies Society.
Joanne is survived by her son, Nels Chris Jacobs of Modesto; daughter Karen Jacobs Nolan of St. Helena. Four grandchildren, Victor and Peter Jacobs of Modesto and Sarah and Shannon Nolan of St. Helena. Her sister Alice Powell , Nephews Richard and Donald DaRosa. Niece; Maribeth Nickhaus all of Sacramento.
Joanne will be remembered for her outgoing and positive nature, as well as a strong woman who dedicated much of her life to the care and compassion of others.
Contributions may be made in Joannes memory to the Shrines Hospital for Crippled Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, 95817 or to Yolo County Hospice.