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William Roy "Bill" Jacobson

December 22, 1956 — March 1, 2024

Upton

William Roy “Bill” Jacobson was reunited with his daughter, Jennafer, on March 1, 2024 at his home in Upton, UT. He was born on December 22, 1956 in Coalville, UT to Roy and Ann Jacobson.

He was the oldest brother to four sisters: Kathy (Don) Woolstenhulme, Susan (Kirk) Wilde, Ruth Ann Bowen, Kris (John) Shepard. He was an adoring older brother who enjoyed spending time with his sisters and their spouses. Bill was a very devoted son who ensured that his mother was always well taken care of.

Bill grew up in Upton on the family farm and worked on the Jacobson and Newton ranches. Bill especially loved to work with his father and grandfathers and developed a strong bond with them. He had a passion in raising sheep and ran his own herd for 50 plus years. He passed this love on to his children.

Their family spent a lot of time camping, hunting, and fishing on the Bear River in the Uintas. Later in life his favorite place to spend time with his family was at the dipper in South Fork

He met the love of his life Larita Staley, while dragging the main street of Coalville in his black ’66 Ford Galaxy. They were married on October 4, 1975. Their marriage was solemnized in the Ogden Temple. They raised three children: James (Carolee) Jacobson, Jennafer, Matt (Holly) Jacobson. From the moment his kids were born he taught them how to be strong and independent. When his grandkids came along he showed them what love really is. His six grandchildren and one great grandson were the love of his life: Coree (Jackson) Clark, Aubree (Talon) Trent, Gabe Jacobson, Abbi Jacobson, Atli Jacobson, William Jacobson, Mclayne Clark and another great grandson on the way.

Bill worked at Flare Construction as a heavy equipment operator whose skills were unmatched as a backhoe and track hoe operator. He loved and built lifelong friendships with the guys he worked with.

Bill was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many church callings but his favorite and most dedicated calling was as a home teacher/minister. He visited the Potter’s for 17 years and the Henries for 15 without even one month missed and developed an eternal bond with them.

Bill had true loves in life besides his family: a homemade waffle, a loyal dog, watching westerns, protein shakes, lifesavers, bright flashlights, four wheelers, long johns until July, a good Ford Truck, a Case tractor, and keeping telemarketers on the line until they hung up.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 12 noon at the Coalville Stake Center. Viewings will be held on Tuesday March 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the services.

Interment will follow at the Upton Cemetery.  

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

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