Marguerite Jacobson

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008

Former Angoon resident Marguerite "Peg" Jacobson died the morning of April 17, 2008, in Ketchikan, ending a full and wonderful life, her family said. She was 89.

She was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Norwich, Conn. After graduating from high school, she attended nursing school in Boston, receiving her certification as a registered nurse in 1944. She remained in Boston until entering the U.S. Army, where she served in several locations in Europe during World War II.

Upon returning home after the war, she and friends traveled to Fairbanks, where she attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and met Carl "Jake" Jacobson, whom she married on Sept. 2, 1949. A son was born there in 1950. From there she moved to Anchorage where she lived for a brief period before moving and settling in Angoon in 1953 with her husband and three children.

In Angoon her many talents were employed, her family said. As the only person with medical training, she assisted with medical emergencies. She taught second grade for four years before quitting to run the Angoon Trading Co. with her husband.

In the early 1970s, she and her husband sold the store and moved into their log home on Killisnoo Island, where she continued to spend summers. She spent the winter months in her home on Maui, Hawaii.

In the early 1990s, she moved from Maui to the Whidbey Island area, where she lived until returning to Alaska in 2004. She lived there first with her daughter and later at the Ketchikan Pioneer Home.

She had many interests, which included extensive traveling, golf, swimming, crossword puzzles and cooking.

She is survived by her two daughters, Chris Aubertine, of Ketchikan, and Viccy Jacobson, of West Bountiful, Utah; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at the National Cemetery in Sitka where she joined her son, Hunter, and husband, Carl, who both preceded her in death.

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