Rick was born in Toledo, Ore. on Nov. 2, 1946. He died Sept. 7, 2010 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico at the age of 63, following complications from a recent automobile accident.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He then got married, started a family, and moved to Alaska to seek his fortune in his brother's small motorcycle shop. That small motorcycle shop slowly grew into a successful Honda, Toyota, GMC dealership, and car rental agency. He retired in 2007 to begin another adventure in San Miguel, Mexico. He loved Mexico and its people. He taught an English class twice a week and enjoyed many adventures with his three dogs; Roma, Mocha, and Maya.
Rick gave freely of his time and money to several different charities and organizations but the one closest to his heart was the Juneau Moose Family Center 700, where he served in several different positions.
In 2008, he earned the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the highest honor you can achieve. Rick served as the Alaska/Hawaii Moose Association President and was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4200.
He had a multitude of interests and hobbies that included gardening, cooking, traveling and volunteer work in the communities in which he lived. He believed very strongly in hard work and giving back to the community.
Rick was a thoughtful, generous person who had a very big heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Audrey Jacobsen.
He is survived by his children; Dustin Jacobsen and Krista (Dan) Fish, his grandchildren; Nicholas, Izaac, Kaylyn, Tatiana, and Alyssa, and by his brothers, Gary Jacobsen, Royal Jacobsen, and sisters, Darla Bender and Dixie Shaver.
There will be a celebration of Rick's life at 3 p.m. Nov. 2, 2010, at the Juneau Moose Family Center.
Family and friends are all invited to attend.