Louise Jacobsen was born on January 9, 1936, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to parents Hoyt and Leona DuVall. She grew up on a ranch 30 miles north of Cheyenne, and attended Chugwater Schools, where she received her education. In 1953, Louise graduated from Chugwater High School, marking the beginning of a life filled with love, perseverance, and dedication.
After completing high school, Louise briefly worked for the State of Wyoming before her marriage to George Wayne Jacobsen in 1956. Together, they embarked on a journey that would span more than six decades of shared experiences and cherished memories. Louise was not only a loving wife but also a devoted mother to their three ornery sons. She poured her heart and soul into every aspect of their lives, ensuring they were well cared for and loved.
In addition to nurturing her family, Louise made significant contributions to her community. For many years, she served as the Clerk of the Laramie County 4-H Sale and dedicated her time to the Albin Cemetery Board. Her commitment to these roles showcased her willingness to go above and beyond for causes close to her heart.
Louise had an incredible work ethic that fueled her throughout her life. As a bookkeeper for PTI, Jacobsen Harvesting and Jacobsen Ranch Inc., she applied herself diligently and took great pride in her work. Her family admired her unwavering dedication and attention to detail.
Anyone who knew Louise would agree that she had a heart full of warmth, compassion, and an infectious sense of humor. She possessed an uncanny ability to bring people together through laughter and shared moments of joy. Her quick wit brightened even the gloomiest of days, leaving a lasting impact on all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Louise had a deep love for social activities and never missed a game of basketball. Her commitment to supporting her children and grandchildren in their pursuits was unwavering. She reveled in attending County Fairs, volleyball matches, and basketball games, where she cheered on her loved ones with unmatched enthusiasm.
Outside of her commitments and responsibilities, Louise found solace and joy in her hobbies. She had a green thumb that transformed her garden into a vibrant tapestry of beautiful flowers. Tending to her blooms brought her tremendous happiness and served as a testament to her nurturing nature. During the colder months, she enjoyed engaging in puzzles that challenged her mind and brought about moments of quiet reflection. Her annual tradition of making caramels for Christmas became a cherished gift eagerly anticipated by all who were lucky enough to receive them.
Among Louise's proudest accomplishments were her sons. Each son held State Offices in the Wyoming FFA Association an achievement that filled Louise with immense pride. Additionally, witnessing Ron and Don win basketball championships during their senior years in high school brought immeasurable joy to Louise's heart.
As life progressed and Louise became a grandmother, she found renewed purpose and delight in being a guiding light for the younger generation. She attended countless events and celebrations to support her six grandchildren. Their accomplishments filled Louise's heart with immense love and immeasurable pride.
On December 20, 2023, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Louise Jacobsen's journey peacefully came to an end. While Cheyenne was her final place due to her health complications, her heart will always remain on the farm in Albin, Wyoming. The place where she and George Wayne started their journey together, and lived happily for 53 years. Her legacy of strength, compassion, dedication will forever live on.
She is survived by her three loving sons Ron Jacobsen, Don (Joni) Jacobsen, Larry (Anne) Jacobsen; six adoring grandchildren; Brian (Ashley) Jacobsen, Eric Jacobsen, Becky (Mike) Konegni, Patrick (Megan) Jacobsen, Michelle (Adam) Waddell, Kayla (Kurt) Fleisher; ten great-grandchildren with one more on the way; and a host of friends whose lives she enriched with her presence. In the embrace of her eternal rest, she will reunite with her beloved husband, George Wayne Jacobsen, as well as her parents, Hoyt and Leona DuVall.
Louise Jacobsen will be remembered as a remarkable woman who touched the lives of those around her with love, kindness, and unwavering support. Her indelible spirit will continue to inspire generations to come, reminding us all to live life fully and cherish every precious moment.
Rest in peace, dear Louise.