Elva Meiklejohn Jacob was born on Oct. 19, 1925, in Brigham City, to Arthur and Nora Boothe Meiklejohn. Elva graduated from Box Elder High School, served an Eastern States mission and sang in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Affectionately known as "Mickie" in her younger years, she will always be remembered as having "the voice of an angel." She married Reed B. Jacob and later divorced, raising her four children as a single mother. Her children were her life, and loving children was her gift.
She is survived by her three sons, Reed David Jacob (Sandra), Steve Allen Jacob (Gena), Robert Edmund Jacob (Laura), her daughter Diana Jacob Kennard (Paul), and her sister Erva. She boasts a loving posterity of 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Elva had a great love of learning and books. A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she fulfilled callings in all auxiliary organizations. In her later years she served in the California Oakland Mission as well as a work mission with LDS Employment Services. She spent her declining years in the Heber Valley. The family wishes to express gratitude to the caregivers at the Rocky Mountain Care Center and the Applegate Hospice team for their care and support during the time of her passing.
Elva returned home on Saturday, April 28, 2007. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2007, 11 a.m. at the Lake Creek 1st Ward building, 6250 East 1200 South, Heber. A viewing will be held on Thursday between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will follow in the Heber City Cemetery.
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