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Gerald "Jerry" A. Jacobs

May 17, 2015
Gerald "Jerry" A. Jacobs
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Gerald Arlen Jacobs, 81, of Gold Beach, Ore., passed away in Gold Beach on May 17, 2015. Jerry was born in French Camp, Calif., spent his childhood in San Jose, Calif. where he lived until moving to Curry County when he was 14 years old. Jerry married Marian Miller in Gold Beach, Oregon on March 16, 1951. He was active in the US Merchant Marines and then worked as a logger including a partnership with Don Kerber: J&K Logging. Following a leg injury, Jerry went to work for City of Gold Beach in wastewater treatment. He retired in 1995. Jerry enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and spending time with family. In his later years he also enjoyed bird watching and feeding the quail at home. Jerry was also an avid reader and was especially fond of history. Survivors including his wife of 64 years, Marian, of Gold Beach, son, Dennis Jacobs and his wife, Ann, Gold Beach, Brett Jacobs, and Janis of Bellingham, Wash., daughter, Janet Jacobs of Longview, Wash., seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, brother, Martin Jacobs and his wife, Claire of Oakridge, Ore. Jerry was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and Dennis Jacobs. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Library, 94341 3rd St., Gold Beach, OR 97444, or to Coastal Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 493, Gold Beach, OR 97444. Private services will be held. Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at
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