Karyn Jacobs

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Karyn Jacobs

On Sunday, March 5th, Karyn Jacobs passed away peacefully at the age of 79, with her family at her side. Karyn was predeceased by her parents, Marianne Cooley and Leonard Johnson and her sisters Nancy Ely and Sharyn Thimmesch. She is survived by her husband, Jim Jacobs, her sons Michael of Orlando, FL and Timothy (Megan) of Norwell, MA, and grandsons Henry and Calvin. She was loved beyond measure and will be greatly missed. 

Karyn was born and raised in Enumclaw, Washington where she lived and attended high school. After graduating, she moved to Seattle with her sister Sharyn, and held several jobs, including being the first female computer operator at the Boeing Company. She met her future husband Jim and was married in a joint ceremony with her twin sister Sharyn on September 3, 1966. After marriage, Karyn lived in various places from Santa Monica, California to Stamford, Connecticut, where her first and second sons were born, respectively. She also spent time in Tampa, Florida and Wilton, Connecticut before finally moving to Palm Coast, Florida in 1999, where she lived for more than 23 years in the Hammock Dunes community. 

Karyn was an avid traveler and always looking for fun things to do with her family and friends. Her wanderlust provided countless special memories that will be cherished forever. When her husband Jim retried, they put their belongings in a storage unit and moved onto their boat where they travelled up and down the Atlantic Coast for two years, exploring different towns and waterways while meeting up with friends along the way. She traveled to countless countries, including a 50th anniversary cruise which lasted for ~30 days and took her on many adventures with her beloved husband Jim. 

Her faith was very important to her and she also spent more than 20 years volunteering for hospice and other faith-based organizations.

She was very involved in the Catholic Church, having volunteered and served in parishes ranging from Incarnation Church, in Tampa to Santa Maria Del Mar in Flagler Beach, Florida. Her faith was very important to her and she also spent more than 20 years volunteering for hospice and other faith-based organizations. 

A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at the Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church, Flagler Beach on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 11:00 am, followed by a reception in the church social hall.

Saturday, April 1, 11AM
Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church
Flagler Beach


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