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Obituary – Roy Jacobson

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Roy Jacobson

July 16, 1934 – January 14, 2017

Roy Jacobson, 82—our loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather—passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 14, 2017.  Roy was born on July 16, 1934, in Upton, Utah, to Alonzo and Mary Williams Jacobson.

He grew up on the family farm and worked in his fathers’ coal mine in Upton. He attended and graduated from North Summit High School. In high school he started dating and later married his high school sweetheart, Ann Newton, on June 3, 1955, in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in Upton in the same house for 62 years. He went to work at Brown’s Dairy as a welder building the milk tanks and later worked at Devils Slide Cement Plant for 35 years.

Roy enjoyed the outdoors camping, hunting and fishing and loved to work on the farm. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He could always be seen driving down to the farm with his dogs, Peaches and Emma. His family tradition was picnics on Sunday down by the creek.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years and five children: William Roy (LaRita) Jacobson, Upton; Kathy(Don) Woolstenhulme, Wanship; Susan (Kirk) Wilde, Coalville; Ruth Bowen, Coalville; Kris (John) Shepherd, Coalville. Also 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenny (Beth) Jacobson; and a sister, Marlene Brown.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Jennafer Julia Jacobson; and grandson, Brandon Jones.

A special thanks to Corey Blonquist and Encompass Hospice for all their loving care.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at 12 noon at the Upton Church. Viewings were held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on Thursday at the church.

Condolences can be shared at www.walker-mortuary.com

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