Magdalene F. Jacobs


Magdalene F. Jacobs


Magdalene F. Jacobs passed away on March 7, 2019, of pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her loving family. Maggie was born on Oct. 29, 1927, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, to Joseph and Magdalene (Keller) Diebert. She lived in Aberdeen and Glad Valley, South Dakota, prior to moving with her family to Billings in 1937. She worked as a Bell Telephone operator and substitute aide at EMC Handicap Center. She met the love of her life, Ronald L. “Bill” Jacobs, whom she married on June 18, 1947, and bore five children.

Maggie was an active member of Catholic Daughters and a longtime member of Little Flower Catholic Church.  She enjoyed making flower cakes and money shirts. Maggie was the “heart” of her family, and her passion centered around her children and grandchildren, watching them grow and follow their dreams, spending many weekends camping, fishing and hunting in their youth. Bill and Maggie’s door was always open to anyone and, if you met them once, you were a friend for life!

Maggie is survived by four children, son David (Rosella) Jacobs, Aurora, Colorado; Frances Snowden, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Daniel (Noi) Jacobs, Mountain Home, Idaho; and Darrel Jacobs, Gibbonsville, Idaho; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; sister Carol Cooney; sister-in-law Donna (Jack) Shannon; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, Bill Jacobs; daughter Susan Wilkerson; and sons-in-law Danny Snowden and Rod Wilkerson.

The family wishes to thank all of her caregivers at St. Johns Transitional Care and RiverStone Hospice House for their special care and compassion, and all who visited her during her last illness.

Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, and funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, both at Mary Queen of Peace, at 3411 Third Ave. S., with rite of committal at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mary Queen of Peace, RiverStone Hospice or a charity of your choice.

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4 thoughts on “Magdalene F. Jacobs”

  1. Rest in peace Aunt Mag. You are one of the special people in my life and I hope you are enjoying the grand reunion in Heaven. Pray for us, until we meet again.

    My prayers and deepest sympathy for all that remain.

    Leo Beer

  2. Rest In Peace sweet Grammy. We love you so very much. I’ll always remember what you told me “I think I love the whole world”. Such a sweet soul.

  3. Aunt Mag always knew how to make people feel welcome. She was always delighted to do whatever you chose, Our camping together was so special and our good times will always be remembered with fondness. I feel so blessed to have known you. May you rest in God’s loving arms, and may your loved ones find healing.

    Bonnie Beer

  4. Aunt Maggie and Uncle Bill were always so kind and generous to her brother Leo and sister-in-law Michelle. Aunt Maggie was always welcoming and sharing with everyone. God Bless her.

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