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David H. Jacobson, 65

| April 23, 2010 5:22 AM

David Harold Jacobson, 65, of Oceanside, Calif., passed from this life on April 11, 2010, of natural causes.

David was born in Auburn, Wash., on Aug. 9, 1944. David attended Coeur d’Alene High School, class of 1962. He immediately joined the Navy in hopes of exploring the world. Instead the Navy left him in San Diego North Island were he was a radioman and on the diving team. He was honorably discharged in August 1965, returning home to attend North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.

David loved music, playing his guitar and singing was a great joy for him. He enjoyed traveling all back roads. David said, “You never know who you meet in some of the small towns that you pass through.” He never met a stranger, all who encountered his beautiful spirit loved him.    

David worked in construction during his life. He was an artist at heart and the construction and carpentry he worked on were truly pieces of art, which will always be a reminder to those who loved him.

David’s favorite saying was, “All that matters in life is that you live with love in your heart,” and that is how he lived. His favorite thing in life was to be surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

David was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Jacobson and brother Gerald “Jerry” Jacobson of Coeur d’Alene.

He is survived by his mother, LaVenia Jacobson of Coeur d’Alene; brother Clifford Stoffer (Lola), Escondido, Calif.; sister Candice Stoffer Applegate (Tolbert), Carlsborg, Wash., and brother James Jacobson (Laura), San Marcos, Calif. His children are Sherri Diteman-Kaven (Daniel) of Portland, Ore.; David Diteman (Linda) of Portland, Ore.; Jacqulyn Diteman (Jeff Hudson) of Seattle, Wash., and Michelle Jacobson (Ryan Eakle) of Colville, Wash. He has seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who all loved and adored him.

A memorial “Celebration of Life” will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010, at a residence, 1620 Pheasant Hill Road in Escondido, Calif. Final disposition will be cremation and burial at sea.

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