Let the memory of JoAnne be with us forever
  • 82 years old
  • Born on June 1, 1929 in San Francissco, California, United States.
  • Passed away on August 23, 2011 in Santa Cruz, California, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, JoAnne Jacobson, 82, born on June 1, 1929 and passed away on August 23, 2011. She passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side. We will remember what a graceful, beautiful, loving person she was forever. Please leave our family a note of rememberance. Our Mother's friends and family were so important in her life, we would love to hear any story you may have to share. May God Bless her and take her in His tender loving care as she now joins our father and her loved ones that have gone before her. She will always be missed and never forgotten as she was one of God's most precious gifts.

Please join our family in celebrating her life on Saturday, September 10 at 2pm. More details upon request.

Posted by Trudi Dionne-Reid on August 23, 2019
Thinking of you today sweet Mama Jo! Remembering you today with smiles! Your family is doing good and I am so excited to share that I will have the honor to marry your sweet Sand in a few short weeks! I recently got ordained so I could be a special part of this beautiful new marriage. You would really love Steve and how much he loves your darling Sandi! I know many are thinking of you today missing you! I am one of them! You will forever be in our hearts and souls! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Posted by Trudi Dionne-Reid on June 1, 2019
Happiest birthday wishes to you Mama Jo! WOW 90 years today!! Raising my glass to you as I honor your beautiful spirit and the legacy you left us! I can’t wait wait to spend time with your darlings Sandi and Lex this week! We will toast to Lexs birthday and mine too! Maybe we will be lucky enough to hear over the rainbow and cry happy tears together knowing you are smiling down on us from above!  
Posted by Lynne Tressler on August 24, 2017
August 23, 2017
Hi Mom... been thinking of you more than usual today. Cannot believe it has been 6 years since I held you in my arms and said good bye! There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you . As. I get older I see more and more of you with in myself and can only feel blessed to have you a part of me. So many times I feel your presence and am always amazed when we as a family are together .. "over the rainbow plays" and I know you are with us. Oh how I wish I could sit and talk to you and hug you only to hear you say " everything will be ok" ! I picture you beautiful as ever, smiling and next to Dad, " Hi Daddy" I miss your big bear hugs and rubbing your feet... !! I see you and Mom holding each other smiling and being so proud of all of us... we were all so lucky to of had the best.. unconditional love and support... and because of that I am strong and able to manage what ever life has to throw my way... I find myself telling my children stories of my Mom and Dad.. boasting about how lucky I was... Yes, Dad I am still making those brown bag lunches for my girl, and each morning reminiscing about your brown bag lunches you so sweetly packed for us with adorable art work on the outside...
Thank you Mom and Dad for always being my hero and teaching me countless lessons in life in helping me be who am am today... YES , Mom I am still writting my chapters of life.. you were right I should of wrote a book, still trying to figure out how I want my story to end...I love you Mom and Dad and I know I will see you again someday.. keep smiling and holding each other...smile because you make me smile everyday.... I hope God is taking care of your soul and you are both peaceful... with more love than you can ever imagine.. so good talking to you , sweet dreams and virtual hugs and many kisses.. your E
Posted by Sandi Jacobson on August 24, 2017
I can't believe 6 years have passed since you left our lives Mom. There are dayst it feels like yesterday and then there are days like today when it feels like forever since I was able to hear your voice, feel your warm hugs and sit and hold your hand. Today, more than usual, I so wished you were here! What I wouldn't do for one more day with my mom...I want to see your beautiful face, hear your soft voice, listen to your laugh and hold you so tight. Mom, you should see our children!! They have all gotten so big. They are all so beautiful and you would be so proud of each and ever one of them as only YOU could be!! And oh!! how I would love one of our trips to Nordstrom and a lunch date and go back to your house, sit by the pool and "do" happy hour with you! I could go on and on...but mostly Mom I just want to sit right next to you, hold your hand tight and never let go. I love you so much Mom and there are times I miss you so much it hurts.Through the hardest days you taugh us to always to to the things you have to be thankful for and I will be forever grateful for the life you and dad gave us, for being such amazing examples of love and kindness and for showing us everyday how to give unselfishly. You were both the ultimate role models of "do onto others"-❤️ I know you are here with all your "loves" from somewhere over the rainbow, because I feel you visiting! It always makes me smile to know you are watching over me. May it be Havenly in your home up there Mom, I know you and dad are together and I hope you dancing check to check! I love you and miss you everyday, and thank you for all your many gifts...xo! See you in my dreams
Posted by Trudi Dionne-Reid on August 23, 2017
Thinking of you always Mama Jo! I am watching over your precious Sandi! I love your visits when Sandi and I are together! I especially love all the "Over the Rainbows" you give us to cry over! I hope your happy up there in heaven! Smiling at the memories I cherish of you!
Posted by Trudi Dionne-Reid on June 1, 2015
Happy Birthday Mama Jo!! Hope you are walking on a beach in Hawaii with your toes in the sand, listening to the sweet sounds of hawaiian music you love so much! We miss you here but feel your presence when needed most! Toasting to your sweet soul with a maitai! I love you!❤️
Posted by Vicki Lafreniere on August 23, 2012
Joanne...In my thoughts and close to my heart always. What an inspiration you are to all of us. Love you, Vicki
Posted by Sandi Jacobson on August 23, 2012
It's hard to believe one year has passed; I will get through my loss but I will never get over losing you Mom.
I have done as I said & I am living life in honor of you and Dad and the beauty that you gave me throughout my life as your daughter.
I know you are guiding me on my new journey. Thank you for allowing me to follow my dreams~I love you & miss you
Posted by Lynne Tressler on June 1, 2012
Hi my beautiful Mom... Today is your birthday.. A bittersweet day for all of us who miss you so. If you were here now I would tell you how very much I love you and thank-you for all the gifts you have instilled with in me... Missing you will never get easier and the memories of all we shared as mother and daughter will always be a part of each day ! I pray you are at peace and with Dad! XO
Posted by Sandi Jacobson on November 26, 2011
Hi Mom...well Thanksgiving has come and gone. I thought of you and Dad when I opened my eyes that morning. I looked back on all the Thanksgivings we shared as a family growing up. How you always managed to prepare a wonderful, festive meal and good memories. Thank you both for those times, now I will pass it on to my family. God has my two favorites with him. You are so missed. I love you!
Posted by Martie Szoke on September 13, 2011
I am thankful for the time I spent with JoAnne this past year as caregiver and friend. We had lots of laughs and great conversations. She modeled how to season speech with kindness to all. She had a HUGE love for her family. An absolute sweetheart! Unforgettable!
Posted by Diane Hiland on September 10, 2011
JoAnne was a beautiful lady, kind, warm and gracious to everyone she encountered, loving and generous, and so very proud of her children, Russ, Lynne and Sandi and all her grandchildren. I will always remember her smile and sense of humor. She will be deeply missed, not forgotten
Posted by Tammy Brockett on September 8, 2011
JoAnne was a special lady. I loved her positive outlook and smile. I know that all of her friends and family will miss the sweet sound of her voice. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Danny Lisch on September 8, 2011
Russ, Sandi and Lynne, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. You guys are blessed to have such a wonderful caring and nurturing mother. Our loss is Heavens gain.
Posted by RUSS JACOBSON on September 6, 2011
Heavens gain is our loss... My Mom , the most gracefull , charming , loving woman ever known , the lessons of your positive outlook , the true meaning of a Lady always. Your lifes example to all will live on forever in our harts. Say hi to Dad my Special Angel, I miss you dearly
Posted by Bud Williams on September 6, 2011
Our lives were enriched by knowing Joanne, she was the definition of a lady, always gracious, always kind, always with a smile and a kind word. She will be missed by all who knew her, it will simply not be the same without her.
Posted by John Walker on September 6, 2011
I remember Mrs. Jacobson from when Russ and I were High School kids. When Russ and I weren't out getting into one mischief or another, she'd make us terrific sandwiches. She always made me feel welcome.
Posted by Lani Russell on September 6, 2011
I was so blessed to have the best Aunt (mom) in the entire world. She was so loving and caring and always put you first. She had so many good words of advice and helped me grow, she will be with me for as long as I live. She was my hero, my mentor and more.  She always loved
Posted by Vicki Lafreniere on September 5, 2011
Unforgettable, JoAnne, the gracious lady with the beautiful smile. To all of her family, Heartfelt Sympathy and Love , Vicki
Posted by Kathleen Weinstein on September 4, 2011
I met Joanne only a couple of times but i know what a wonderful woman and mother she was to her children..and how much you will miss her..having lost my mom 10 years ago and i still miss her so much everyday..Memories will hold strong in your heart forever.
Posted by Lynne Tressler on September 3, 2011
How blessed we all are to have had such a beautiful and gracious woman touch our lives. Mom leaves us with a lifelong impression in our hearts and soul.I know deep in my heart the only dream that mattered to me had come true.In my life I was loved by you,Mom. Miss you so much!
Posted by Sandi Jacobson on September 3, 2011
So blessed are the memories inside my heart, but life must go on. I saw you in my dreams last night, and it was almost as if you were still here. Let's have another visit soon Mom because you are so missed. But I will do as you would want for me, you said..I want you to be happy.
Posted by Christy Warren on September 3, 2011
JoAnne was such a giving and caring woman. I always admired the way she loved & supported her family unconditionally. She always had a smile on her face and made me feel special & welcome. She was blessed with a loving family who will miss her dearly.
Posted by Sandi Jacobson on September 2, 2011
Some days are harder than others. Today I sure could use a hug from Mom! There is a saying that says "Miss me a little, but not too long, and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love we once shared, Miss me-but let me go." I will never fully let go as my Mom was my hero.

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