Doris Adeine Jacobson

May 11, 1946 ~ February 4, 2021


Feb. 12, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pebble Hills Chapel, 8735 South Harvard Park Drive (1060 East), Sandy, Utah 84094
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    Feb. 12, 2021
    11:00 AM
    Pebble Hills Chapel, 8735 South Harvard Park Drive (1060 East), Sandy, Utah 84094
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  • 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.


    Howard, we were so sad to see that Doris had passed away. We so delighted meeting you both on our cruises. She was a sweetheart. We know that you'll miss her but the time will come when you will be together again. Tiill then enjoy the grands and keep busy. Laura and Lee Miller

    - Laura and Lee Miller
    Howard, Stacie, Scotty and Andy; I send you my deepest condolences. Words cannot express what Doris meant to me and my kids. She was Everything WONDERFUL. I have one regret that the Ladies of the old Ward didn't get together for Lunch as she mentioned to me many times. I have such tender memories of her and her Kindness. She helped me wall paper my kitchen and we had so much fun. Momma Doris, thank you for being so kind to me and Thank You for my LOVING the Poarch kids. We all LOVE You and will carry you in our Hearts, till we meet again.

    - Gloria Poarch East
    Lots of love and prayers going out to your family. So saddened to her of her passing. She was an amazing, kind, thoughtful woman. Love you Aunt Doris.

    - Carrie Benson
    My thoughts are with you today. I am staying at home to leave space for others. We will miss Doris a lot. She was a great lady. We planned so many bridal showers/parties together. She was always such a major helper and so much fun. She was our math mind when the party was over and we had to figure everything up. I'm glad her brain would still work then. Mine was often to tired. She made those wonderful watermellon cookies that were such a pain. She said she would never make them again and Idon't think she did. They were so good. She was an amazing cook for sure!! We loved her. We are here for you if we can do anything at all. Love, Elaine

    - Elaine Adams
    Howard and Family, we were saddened to hear about Doris and wanted to share our deepest condolences with you during this time. Doris and Howard have always welcomed us with open arms no matter what it was, being accidently locked out of the house as children, needing a cup of sugar or food as a family, just visiting to chat or a quick hello while getting the mail, you and Doris have always been the best and most supportive neighbors but even better family to us. Please let us know if you need anything at anytime of the day/night, our doors are always open to you & we're always just a step, skip or hop away for you and your family. With much love, Jenise Ivonne, Jessie, Atlas, Elisa & Ismael Sr.

    - The Rodriguez-Galloway Family
    Howard and Family, We were so saddened to hear about the passing of Doris. Doris was a bright spot in this world especially within our ward and neighborhood. She had a heart of gold and used it to bless all those around her including our family. She was always bringing things over for the boys and spoiling them with her love and attention and she made them feel special. I enjoyed many conversations with her over dinner in the Nite bites group and when running into you both at Costco. She was so much fun to talk to and I enjoyed listening to stories told of her grandkids, and the many adventures taken with Howard and her cruise friends. The world (and I) will be missing one incredible and elect lady and I am thankful for the opportunity I got to meet Doris and all the light she added to my families life. Please know you have our love and prayers with you at this time. Love, Lisa and Chris Sanders (and boys)

    - Chris and Lisa Sanders
    You were such a wonderful loving 2nd Mom to me. My heart hurts and I miss and love you dearly! A toast of Diet Coke to you.

    - Jen Rasmussen
    Dear Howard and family, so sorry to hear about Doris. It is with our humble prayers that you will blessed with our Heavenly Father's blessings of comfort and peace at this special time.

    - Jolene and DeMont Beckstead,
    We very saddened for the loss Doris! She will be greatly missed. She was always kind and fun to be around. Prayers and condolences to the family.

    - Jess & Virginia Peterson
    Howard can't tell you how surprised and saddened we were to hear of Doris's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go our to you and your Family at this time. I have always appreciated our friendship and your kindness to Renee and I. And as we were talking about Doris, the same thought came to both of us about how Doris was always so cheerful and always greeted us with a friendly smile and hello. We are praying for you and your Family that our Heavenly Father will ease your pain and heartache. Please let us know if there is anything at anytime that we can help with. Love, Richard and Renee Beckstead

    - Richard and Renee Beckstead
    Stacie I am so sorry to hear about your mom, she was such a sweet lady and I recall all of the times you told me about the nice things she did for your family, especially the grandkids. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️🙏❤️ Cathie Skene

    - Cathie Skene
    Howard, we were so sorry to hear about the death of Doris. Sounds like it was unexpected if you were on vacation. Hope you are doing well. Doris was an awesome person, always so friendly and happy to see you. What a wonderful person she was. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers

    - Norm and Sue Osborn
    I sure loved that darling Doris! What a shock for all of you. I am so grateful to have known some of your family.....Scott he was my Kurts age. What a blessing to know that she is looking out for all of you....and that you will be together forever! Our hearts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you sweet memories...of a beautiful lady....bring you peace and comfort. Sincerely....Judie Ashworth Moffett

    - Judie Ashworth Moffett
    Dearest Howard, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Doris was a true daughter of Heavenly Father in all things. Love, Eric Hooton