Alison A. Jacobsen

Born: Mon., Feb. 26, 1923
Died: Sat., Jun. 9, 2012

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Alison A. Jacobsen February 26, 1923 – June 9, 2012 Alison A. Jacobsen, a homemaker and Pendleton resident, died at her home on June 9, 2012. She was 89 years old. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 601 SW Runnion Avenue in Pendleton. A Potluck Luncheon will immediately follow the service at Grecian Heights Park North, 1910 SW Athens Way in Pendleton. Alison was born February 26, 1923 in Norway, Maine, to Aurther C. and Christine V. Webber Patten. She was raised in Norway where she attended school. During World War II, she worked in the Portland Maine Shipyards as a welder. Her nickname there was "Mighty Mouse". She married John V. Nurmi in 1939 and the couple moved to Pendleton, Oregon in 1957. John passed away in 1966. Alison then worked at the Pendleton Woolen Mills until her marriage to Eldon Jacobsen in 1970 in Port Townsend, Washington. Mrs. Jacobsen then enjoyed very much being a homemaker. Her primary focus was raising her son Randall Nurmi, as well as her granddaughter Tammara Pittman. She enjoyed gardening in her spare time and was very active within the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses here in Pendleton. Mrs. Jacobsen was preceded in death by her husbands, John Nurmi and Eldon Jacobsen, and her daughter Barbara L. Kaneaster. She is survived by her son, Randall Nurmi of Boise, Idaho, her granddaughter Tammara Pittman of Pendleton, Oregon, 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren, as well as her church family within the Kingdom Hall.

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Sandie and Gary Reed
   Posted Wed June 20, 2012
Alison was a dear friend. We send caring thoughts to you all.

Tammara Pittman
   Posted Thu June 21, 2012
Nana, I will miss you very much. I will see you in the new world order.

Jodi Emanuel
   Posted Fri June 22, 2012
You lived across the street from Oregon Trail Manor and was always so sweet and caring. You visited Jackie Gallaway all the time and read to her...You will be missed.

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