EMERY - Boyd C. Jacobsen, age 86, passed away March 18, 2012, in Loa. Boyd was born Aug. 4, 1925 in Emery to Denzil and Eva Christiansen Jacobsen. He married Montez Jensen on July 23, 1948 in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
Boyd served his country in the U.S. Marines during World War II, and he received a Purple Heart for his service. He later worked for UDOT, retiring after almost 40 years. He was a member of the LDS Church where he served in many capacities including two Bishoprics. Boyd enjoyed spending time with his family, working in the yard with his wife, and gardening. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and friend.
Boyd is survived by his children: Micheal (Shirley) Jacobsen of Ferron and Jackie (Mark) Jensen of Ferron; son-in-law, Randy Austin of Teasdale, Utah; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Nettie May Jackson of Emery, Beth Maxwell of Emery, and Marie Bates of Alaska; and a sister-in-law, Vicky Jacobsen of Emery.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Montez; daughter, Claudia Austin; sisters: Darlene, Lilace, Ann, and Ariel; and brothers: Coy, Jay C., Clifton, and Merlin.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Emery LDS Chapel (70 N. Center St., Emery). There will be a viewing Wednesday, March 21 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary (720 N. Center St., Castle Dale), and on Thursday from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Emery Town Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Boyd at www.fausettmortuary.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Serenity Springs Assisted Living Center, especially Raylynne Cooper and staff, and to Gunnison Home Health, especially Teri Leavitt and Sarah Reese.