Edith “Edie” Virginia Jacobsen, 89 quietly passed away in her apartment in Tomball, Texas on August 5, 2019.
The Funeral will be at Memorial Baptist Church, 22333 Kuykendahl Rd, Spring Texas on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Viewing is at 12:30PM with the Funeral service at 1:00. Pastor Jim Godwin will be officiating and a reception will follow at the church. Edie will be laid to rest next to her husband, Jake in the Houston Veteran’s Cemetery at a later date. All her life and until the day Edie passed, she wanted to know where her husband was. On August 5th, she got a bit impatient, so she left to find out. She was born Edith Virginia Schaefer on March 24, 1930, in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Schlatie and Everett Schaefer and the third of four girls.
On a blind date she met James Peter Jacobsen (Jake) and proceeded to marry him on January 13, 1951. Being a very traditional person, Edie presented Jake with three sons, Ken, Keith and Kelly, which later followed three daughters in law, Lyubov (Luba), Pam and Debra. Grandchildren were required, so Pam and Keith produced Ty and Brett all in good order, followed by Kelly and Debra producing Jake, Ben and Michelle. When Ken and Luba married, the union came complete with daughter Liliia (Leela). Three of Edie’s grandchildren married – Brett to Trey, Ty to Kelly and Leela to Ihor (Egor), followed by great grandchildren Clarke, Blair and Dymtro (Demetri).
When the boys were young, Edie was often both the Mom and Dad since Dad was away flying planes. She learned all about football, baseball and basketball, drove the boys to the games (and other people’s kids too). She wasn’t afraid to discipline the sons either. “Wait till you Dad gets home” struck fear in their hearts.
Edie loved working with her hands to create beautiful things for her home, her family and her friends. She produced clothing of all kinds, suits, wedding dresses, tiny clothes, doll sets, and fuzzy PJ’s for the grandkids. The draperies in her home looked like they were straight from a magazine. Her silk flower arrangements were elegant and delicate, her dolls were creative and artful, there were intricate handmade Christmas ornaments and it goes on!
Then there were her kitties. She loved her cats and when one set passed, somehow other stray cats made their way to her house. They were tamed and named and became part of the family.As a mother-in-law she was gentle, caring, always interested in everything her grandkids did and loved to come visit and be visited. What was unusual about her as a mother-in-law was that she never gave advice. She had long decided that no one really wanted advice, even when they asked for it. Very wise lady.
Edie is preceded in death by her husband Jake in loving marriage for 66 years, parents, Schlatie and Everett Schaefer and sisters Dorothy Jones and Ruth Williams. Edie is survived by her younger sister Janett Mills and all of the family members listed earlier.
Pallbearers will be Ty Jacobsen, Jake Jacobsen, Ben Jacobsen, Trey Brewer, Larry Griffith, and Stanley Jones.
Flowers may be sent to Family First Cremation Services, 25702 Aldine Westfield Rd. Suite 1201, Spring, TX 77373.
The Jacobsen family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at Southern Knights Senior Living Community for the outstanding care Edie received during her final days.