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April 25, 1952 - June 10, 2020
Funeral Home Russon Mortuary Syracuse
Raymond Fredrick Jacobs
April 25, 1952 – June 10, 2020
Rick was born in Kearns, Utah to Raymond Boyce and Virginia Salisbury Jacobs, as the third of eight children. As a youth, he learned how to play the guitar and trumpet. Despite challenges that he could have easily used as an excuse to not achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, he persevered and did so at the age of fourteen. He filled his young single days with skiing, hunting, fishing, scuba-diving, boating, backpacking, shooting, running (including several marathons), dancing, and scouting to name a few. He was so proficient in several of these areas, he was able to uphold his Eagle Scout oath of giving back to others by becoming an instructor. This is especially true of scouting, as he helped many boys earn their Eagle Scout awards. In his early twenties, his first beloved son, Joshua, was born.
Rick met the love of his life, Mary Ray Ipson, on September 13, 1985 at the Utah State Fair on a blind date. They both had a love for adventure. She knew he was the one when she saw his boat, land cruiser, and motorcycles. He knew she was the one after a memorable date at Farmington Canyon where he discovered how good a shot she is. They were married on July 4, 1986 and sealed the deal for eternity in the Manti Temple on October 18, 1989. Together, they have four beautiful children. He constantly bragged about them and his grandchildren and was always fascinated in their activities. He spent his eleven years of retirement developing his passions for photography, emergency preparedness, guns, and bicycling. It was while riding his bike on a beautiful, summer day on Antelope Island that his heart gave out and he returned to his loving family in heaven.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister. He is survived by his most beautiful and astounding wife Mary, five children – Joshua Thornton, Jacquelyn “Jacque” (Justin) Beaman, Luisa (Ryan) Anderson, Raymond “Ricky” (Courtney) Jacobs, and Veronica “Roni” Jacobs, and eleven grandchildren – Rachel, Kaydee, Lauren, Rebecca, Makayla, Jared, Karl, Emmaline, Elliot, Annabelle, and Jeremiah (on his way).
A viewing for family and friends will be held Thursday, June 18, 2020, from 6-8 pm and Friday 9:45- 10:45 am, Russon Mortuary, 1585 West 300 South, Syracuse. Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 19th at 11:00 am in the Russon Mortuary Chapel. He will be laid to rest at the West Point Cemetery, Utah.