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Martha Joan Johansen Jacobson
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Obituary for Martha Joan Johansen Jacobson

“Good night, good night, until we meet again. Adios, au revoir, auf wiedersehen ‘til then. And though it’s always sweet sorrow to part, you know you’ll always remain in our hearts. “

Our beloved mother, grandmother and friend, Martha Joan Johansen Jacobson was born June 26, 1918 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Peter Johansen and Theresa Agle Johansen, Scandinavian immigrants. She was the second of twelve children. She grew up on her family’s farm in Murray, Utah. She died on August 11, 2017 in South Jordan, Utah at the age of 99.

She married Walter Cherry Jacobson on August 26, 1937 in Malad, Idaho. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 25, 1959. They were married for 61 years until Walter’s death in 1998. Together they raised three children: Connie, Ann-girl, and Don-boy. Joan said her happiest time in life was when raising her three children.

Joan worked at Sears for 30 years. Her co-workers became best friends and after her retirement she met with the “Sears girls” at monthly luncheons.

Joan could often be heard singing around the house. She was a total “romantic” who loved watching Laurence Welk and spending time with her identical twin sister, Mary Jean. She was a kind and loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Even in her difficult times she was positive and uncomplaining. She accepted life’s challenges with courage and good cheer.

She is survived by her children Constance Chard, Sylvia Hafen Streuling (Fred), Donald Jacobson (Cheryl), 14 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, and 26 great-great grandchildren, her brothers and sisters Esther Lavorsen, Nils Johansen, Moroni Johansen (Maurine), Gloria Jones (Don) and Victor Johansen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and siblings James Johansen, Mary Jean Cross, Ruth Zentner, Joseph Johansen, Robert Johansen, and Shirley Xanthos.

We love you mother and will miss you.

Our families send thanks to our mother’s medical providers, especially Janet Harris, at Aspire Home Health Care and Hospice, and to the staff at Legacy House.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:30 am at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 S), South Jordan, UT. Viewings will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, August 18, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment at Elysian Gardens, 1075 E. 4580 S. Millcreek, Utah.

“Adios, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, good night!”


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Thursday

17

Aug

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - South Jordan

1007 W South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095

Viewing

Friday

18

Aug

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - South Jordan

1007 W South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095

Service

Friday

18

Aug

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - South Jordan

1007 W South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095

Cemetery

Friday

18

Aug

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Elysian Burial Gardens

1075 East 4580 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

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