Doris Adeine Jacobson, our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on February 4, 2021, at the age of 74, while vacationing with her beloved husband, Howard, in St. George, Utah.
Doris was born on May 11, 1946, in Murray, Utah to Clealon Liston Bray and Bertha Hattie Butterfield. She grew up in Murray, Utah, and graduated from Murray High School in 1964. She met the love of her life, Howard Jacobson, in 1962 at the Salt Lake County Fair. On September 9, 1964, just a few months after graduating from high school, Doris and Howard were married in the Salt Lake Temple. They enjoyed an amazing 56-year journey together which has been temporarily interrupted and will undoubtedly continue someday.
Doris and Howard moved their small family to Sandy, Utah in 1972. That is where they raised their three children, Stacie, Scott, and Andrew. There they built relationships with so many wonderful friends and neighbors, that it was impossible to ever leave. Even though her roots never left the Murray and Sandy communities, she had an amazing ability to touch lives far beyond that little slice of the world. Her friends and family have learned that traveling anywhere with Doris meant running into people who knew her and were always so excited to see her.
Doris loved to cook and was an artist in the kitchen. Her only downfall was that she never learned to cook for a small group. There was never a shortage of food, and everyone knew they would be well-fed at the Jacobson home. She loved the theatre and the many plays and symphonies that she and Howard would attend together. Even more than that, though, she loved watching her children and then her grandchildren perform and compete. For the last several decades, if Doris was not at home cooking for an army, there is a pretty good chance she was at a theatre, a school, a ball field, or a gymnasium, supporting and cheering for one of her children or grandchildren. Doris also loved to travel and see the world. Over the past several years, she and Howard became part of an incredible group of friends who cruised to some of the most exotic parts of the world.
Doris was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spent her life following in the footsteps of her Savior and devoted to the service of others. Many lives were blessed as she spent years of her life serving in various church callings including Relief Society President, Primary President, Young Women’s Leader, Family History Missionary, Librarian, and Bishop’s Wife. She had a strong testimony of the Gospel and was a rock of support for her children and grandchildren as they served missions around the world.
Doris worked for 20 years at the Customer Service desk at Dan’s Foods in Sandy, Utah. Anyone who shopped at Dan’s during that 20-year period will certainly remember her smile and friendly personality behind that desk. After Dan’s, she went to work for JetBlue in 2000 as one of its Founders Club reservation agents and spent the next 15 years booking reservations from her home office before retiring in 2015.
Doris is survived by her husband and lifelong best friend, Howard Scott Jacobson, her children, Stacie Rowberry (Mel), Howard Scott Jacobson, Jr. (Tiffany), and Andrew Bray Jacobson (Becky), her brother, Stephen Liston Bray, 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clealon Liston Bray and Bertha Hattie Butterfield, and her sister, Barbara Myrtle Benson.
A viewing is scheduled for Friday, February 12, 2021, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Pebble Hills Chapel, 8735 South Harvard Park Drive (1060 East), Sandy, Utah 84094. A funeral will be held after the viewing on Friday, February 12, 2021, at 11:00 am at the same location. The burial will take place immediately after the funeral at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah 84092.
Due to COVID limitations, gathering for the viewing and funeral will be limited in size, and social distancing and the wearing of masks will be required.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to a charity of your choice or someone in need. If the organization, family, or individual of your choice is important to you, we are sure they would have been important to Doris as well, and she will undoubtedly be smiling down on your kindness from above.
For those wishing to view the previously held services, you may use the Zoom link above.