Longtime Anaconda resident Margaret Ruth Jacobson died Jan. 16, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society in Spokane Valley, Washington, at the age of 87.
Margaret was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Three Forks, to Frank and Edna Irvine. Margaret was raised and educated in Deer Lodge and Anaconda. She graduated from Anaconda High School and attended the University of Montana, Missoula. She married Donald Jacobson on Dec. 27, 1947. They lived in Anaconda until 2002, when they moved to Missoula. Margaret moved to Spokane in 2013.
Margaret was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved family gatherings and was friends with everyone. She enjoyed competition of all kinds, including watching grandchildren compete and playing games and cards, especially bridge and dominoes. She enjoyed traveling, was a proficient quilter, avid reader, good pianist and excellent cook.
Margaret was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Anaconda, where she served as a deacon, and Missoula. She also served as a treasurer of St. Timothy’s Chapel. She was a past matron of the Eastern Star in Anaconda, a member of PEO and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include a son, Donald (Verna) Jacobson, Spokane; daughters, Marilyn (Bob) Todorovich, Philipsburg, and Marcia (John) Papich, Spokane Valley; grandchildren, Jeff Jacobson, Dawn (Jurian) Hofman, Scott (Nicky) Todorovich, Teresa (Matt) Grange, Chris (Jennifer) Papich, Mark (Kim) Papich, Greg (Tiffanie) Papich, Lindsay Papich, Jason (Myra) Schmidt, and Angie (Greg) Joaquin, 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, her brother, Frank Irvine, Jr., and her parents.
Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at the First Presbyterian Church, Anaconda, with the Revs. J. P. Carlson and Rusty Craig officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest donations to the First Presbyterian Church at 4th and Main, Anaconda, Montana 59711 or a charity of choice.