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1929 Eric 2024

Eric William "Bill" Jacobson

March 3, 1929 — May 1, 2024

Bill Jacobson 

1929 ~ 2024 

 

Eric William (Bill) Jacobson Jr., born March 3, 1929, departed from this world on May 1, 2024, at the age of 95. Bill's life was a testament to the warmth and light he brought to those around him. With an irresistible presence, he drew people in effortlessly, his eyes twinkling with his love of life, and a smile that illuminated every room he entered. Bill had a fondness for firm handshakes and a big hug, a simple gesture that reflected his sturdy yet gentle nature. 

 

On December 4, 1952, Bill married for time and all eternity the love of his life, Maxine. Their bond remained unbroken for 68 enchanting years until Maxine's passing in March of 2021. Together, they shared a devotion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, finding solace and strength in their faith. Bill's love for the gospel was unwavering, evident in his daily readings of scripture and his heartfelt testimonyA dedicated member of his faith, Bill found joy in teaching his primary children, eagerly anticipating each Sunday to share his wisdom and kindness with them. 

 

His love for the outdoors, especially the majestic Wasatch Mountains, filled him with awe and appreciation for the beauty of nature. Yet, it was in his wood shop that Bill found his true passion. Crafting furniture and intricate pieces with skill and love, he created masterpieces that will be cherished for generations to come. Even at the age of 95, his hands remained steady, his creativity unyielding. His wood shop was his sanctuary, a place where he could immerse himself in his craft, surrounded by the comforting scent of wood and the familiar hum of his tools. 

 

Bill and Maxine's greatest joy was their family, blessed with six children: Craig, Vickie, Kirk, Wade, Troy, and Eileen. Their legacy lives on through a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, each one touched by Bill's kindness and love. 

 

Bill, your presence brought immense joy to all who knew you. Though the world mourns the loss of an extraordinary man, heaven rejoices as you reunite with your beloved wife. Your spirit will forever remain in the hearts of those you leave behind, a beacon of love and light guiding us through life's journey. Rest in peace, dear Bill, knowing that your legacy of love will endure for eternity. 

 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 10, starting at 10 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5235 S Wesley Road, Murray, Utah, 84117. Viewings will be held Thursday evening, at the Memorial Murray Mortuary located on 5850 South 900 East, Murray Utah, on May 09, from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM. The second viewing will be held at the church on Friday morning, May 10, from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM prior to the funeral services. Interment will follow the funeral services at Redwood Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries, 6500 S Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84084. 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Memorial Murray Mortuary

5850 S 900 E, Murray, UT 84121

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Friday, May 10, 2024

9:00 - 9:45 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

5235 S Wesley Road, Murray, UT 84117

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Friday, May 10, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

5235 S Wesley Road, Murray, UT 84117

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Friday, May 10, 2024

11:30am - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery

6500 S Redwood Rd, West Jordan, UT 84123

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