Jeffrey Mark Jacobsen passed away suddenly on March 16, 2021 at the age of 71 years old. He was born on September 4,1949 in San Francisco to Leslie J. and Mary E. Jacobsen, who have both preceded him in death. He spent his younger years living in the Bay Area. Jeff graduated from Carlmont High School in 1967. He worked at a local business until hiring on with P.G.&E in 1970, where his 44 years of service included lineman, temp foreman and trouble man until his retirement in 2014.

He married his first wife Jeannie and moved to Humboldt County in 1974. Jeff touched many lives and was a father figure to many of his kid’s friends. Many knew Jeff either as son, brother, dad, Papa Jake, Uncle Jeff, great-uncle or maybe Peaches and felt they could call on him at any time for help. Jeff loved to fish, hunt, play baseball, coach, golf, camping, and reading, he loved his many fur babies (Derek, Bo, Luke, Loose, Lacey, Cinder, Marley, Bear and Fizzy to name a few). He was a diehard fan of the Warriors, Giants and Niners. Jeff was most proud of his children.

He will be remembered as a loving, funny, sincere, devoted and hardworking man. He instilled in his family his strong work ethic, fierce loyalty along with compassion and love to those less fortunate.

He is survived by sons Nathan Jacobsen (Heather), Ben Jacobsen (Shannan), brother Les Jacobsen, sister Beth Ozuna, sister Barbara Swonger (Robert), second wife Vicky Carson, stepchildren Tyler Frazier (Kate) and Rachel Frazier, grandchildren Lane Jacobsen, Cameron Jacobsen, Roby Hart, Kylee Hart, Hunter Alexander, Griffin Alexander, Kayleen Frazier. Great-Grandchild Kacen Torrez. Jeff was given much love and care from his very special companion Carrie Simpson, her daughter Liz Collins and Liz’s son Kane. The family will be forever grateful for them. He will be missed greatly but remembered by many for his kind deeds and checking on needy friends. Jeff, your family will love you always and strive to do better each day.

We hope to have a celebration of life gathering at a future date once COVID restrictions relax. Family members ask that those who wish to remember Jeff contribute to St. Jude’s Hospital in his honor as that was always special to him.


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