Klixi Jacob passed away on the 4th of September 2023 after battling cancer on-and-off for nearly 12 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She had a gift for lifting others while bringing warmth, comfort, laughter, and love into their lives. She loved to socialize, party, and visit whomever was in need. She had a rare gift for bringing people together and building long-lasting friendships. She was a joy to be around.
Klixi was born at home in Centerville, Utah on December 8th, 1961. She is the daughter of Jay R. and Margaret B. Farmer and was the youngest of six children. Klixi was long awaited and hoped for. Her mother was sure she was pregnant for 12 months and walked from Centerville to Bountiful twice to encourage her arrival. Her mother opened a sewing school at their home before Klixi’s third birthday. Klixi’s older siblings cared for her during sewing classes. When Klixi was 12, all her siblings had left home and her grandma Eliza moved in, which lasted for 12 years. Every summer, cousins came to sew and over the years a total of 9 un-wed mothers lived in the home until the births of their babies. All these interactions and examples developed and influenced the outgoing, fun-loving person Klixi came to be.
Klixi attended Carden School of Salt Lake City, Centerville Junior High, and graduated from Viewmont High, class of 1980. She loved performing, being on stage, and sewing. In High School she was in Choir, Madrigals, school musicals, and performed in the Mormon Youth Symphony & Chorus. During the summers of Klixi’s High School years she taught sewing alongside her mother, which were some of her most fond memories. After graduating High School, she worked for a short time doing alterations and fittings at Raymond’s Dress Shop in Salt Lake City.
At age 18, Klixi lent her skills for the Sesquicentennial Pageant of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She sewed on the 28th floor of the Church office building. She was involved in everything from creating and adapting the costume patterns to working backstage for several nights – ensuring the costumes were stage-ready for each performance.
At the age of 20, Klixi married Kevin Schaer and became a loving wife. She worked as a bank teller for First Security Bank in Salt Lake City and later Bountiful. She also worked at Savings & Loan in Bountiful where she made such a good impression with two of the bank’s clients who were top managers at Boise Cascade, that they offered her a job. Over the next several years Klixi had three children Cameren, Braden, and Megan.
In 1991 the family moved to Wooster, Ohio for 2.5 years. Cameren was 7, Braden was 3, and Megan was not quite 2. During this time, Klixi was a full-time mom. In spring of 1993 when Klixi was 31, the family moved to Ortonville, Michigan. By the fall of 1994, Klixi started working as a “Kelly Girl” to get back into the world of work. From 1994 to 2006, she worked her way up to executive administrator for Precision Die Castings, ITT Automotive, and Valeo Wiper Systems.
In 2005 a divorce gave Klixi a new lease on life. Klixi survived numerous lay-offs during the economic downturn of 2005-2008 and was the last executive administrator at Valeo to be sent home. At a time when unemployment in Detroit was high, Klixi served as a stake employment specialist and helped many gain employment. When it was Klixi’s turn, she was hired on at SKD Automotive and later at Nidec Motors and Actuators in less than 1 year.
Klixi was fun, loving, and loved to entertain. She opened her home in Grand Blanc, Michigan to many, especially during her years of being single. Her home was close to the Stake Center, so after conferences the singles would gather in her home for dinner and socializing. She hosted many game nights. Her bishop once told her, “I’m not glad you’re single, but you being single has done a lot for the singles program in the stake.”
Klixi made many lifelong friends while living in Ohio and Michigan for those nearly 20 years. She always referred to them as her family. She was often quoted saying, “I wouldn’t trade anything for my out-of-Utah experience”.
2011 was a pivotal year. Klixi’s father passed away in January, and she felt the need to return to Utah. She moved back home in April, one week after Cameren and his family moved to Utah. Megan and her family were living in Salt Lake City, and Braden returned from his mission in July. Klixi was elated to have her little chickens and grandchicks all gathered again under her out-stretched wings for the first time since 2005. In the summer, she started working at L3Harris Technologies, and by networking with a co-worker, she was introduced to Irvin Jacob in Fall. Klixi celebrated turning 50 and shortly after received her first diagnoses of cancer.
Klixi married Irvin, her eternal companion, in Feb 2013 in the Bountiful Temple. With her three children and his eight children, there was always joy and laughter when the family gathered at their home in Fruit Heights, UT. All the children and grandchildren were loved and cherished. Klixi took particular joy and pride in the each one and loved sharing in their accomplishments and life developments.
Klixi and Irvin have enjoyed traveling and visiting National Parks on the way to family and friends across the United States. They love nature and spending time outdoors. Klixi loved serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She used her talent to entertain and bless the lives of others while serving in a wide variety of church callings.
She is survived by her husband Don Irvin Jacob, her brothers Kirk Farmer, Kip Farmer, her sister Keena Ludwig, her three children Cameren, Braden, Megan, her bonus children JamiLynn, James, Daniel, Nathan, Andrew, Michael, Matthew, Cassandra, and 30 grandchildren. She is also survived by many others she embraced as brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters whose names would fill the page.
A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2023 at the Brookhaven Ward Chapel, 190 N. Country Lane, Kaysville, Utah. Friends and family may visit Thursday between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., at Russon Mortuary, 1941 North Main, Farmington or Friday, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.
She positively impacted the lives she came in contact with. She is deeply loved and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.