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Elizabeth R. Jacobs, 89

October 8, 2013

Elizabeth Rose “Betty” (Zaversnik) (Vosahlo) Jacobs was born on Sept. 12, 1924, in Rock Springs, Wy., to Joseph and Mari Zaversnik. She passed away on Sept. 23, 2013, in Newport at the age of 89.
Betty and her family moved from Rock Springs to the Elk-Camden area when she was in her early teens. She met and married Joe Vosahlo at a young age and they had four children, Don Vosahlo (Connie), Phyllis Sage (Gary), Arlene Casselman (Derris) and Jack Vosahlo.
Beside being a wife and mother, she was an avid painter and gardener. She loved the outdoors, doing jigsaw puzzles and reading.
In 1960, Betty and Joe were divorced. She later met and married Paul Jacobs on Sept. 21, 1961. They moved to the Diamond Lake area and built a house together. They were married for 38 years.
Paul passed away on July 28, 1999.
For the last six years, Betty was able to continue living in her home due to the loving help of her grandson, Doug Sage, and his wife, Jayme.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Joe, Frank, Louis and Phil; her sisters, Mary and Rose; her son, Jack; her first husband, Joe; and her second husband, Paul.
She is survived by her son, Don; two daughters, Phyllis and Arlene and their spouses; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
At her request no services will be held.
Cremation was handled by Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home and Crematory in Newport.

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