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Martha A. Jacobs

July 16, 1927 July 31, 2008
Martha A. Jacobs
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Obituary for Martha A. Jacobs

Martha A. Jacobs, age 81, of Milford and formerly Redford Twp., died on Thursday evening,July 31, 2008 after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Born on July 16, 1927 in Detroit, she was one of five children of Joseph B. and Martha (Pfeifer) Jacobs. She grew up in Epiphany parish, graduated from McKenzie High School in 1946 and went to work at Podsadlo Drugs Store in Detroit. In the early 1970's she went to work with Michigan Alarm Company which later became Guardian Alarm. She retired in the mid 1990's. Miss Jacobs never married and lived with her widowed mother and a brother Joseph. After her brother Joe's death she and her mother moved in with her brother Donald and his wife Lois in 1973 in Redford Twp. and later in Commerce Township. In 2000 she moved to her own apartment in Milford and was pleased to have a place on her own for the first time in her life. Martha Jacobs loved her large extended family. She was an avid reader, loved getting her hair done, enjoyed a good bottle of beer, and was occasionally "stubborn," but is remembered mostly as a great listener, ever curious about the lives of others -- a thing that endeared her to generations of nieces and nephews. She would sit at family gatherings while young people would fill her in on their lives and times, the details of which she would never forget. She became "everyone's Aunt." When she was diagnosed with cancer in June, she moved in with her nephew Rick and his wife Cathie and with the help of St. John's Hospice, remained at home, surrounded by family love and care. Miss Jacobs is survived by her brother Donald (the late Lois) Jacobs, her sister Patricia (the late Al) Blais; she is the loving aunt of Rick (Cathie) Jacobs, Michael (Vikki) Blais, Marc Blais, Matthew (Sarah) Blais, and Larry (Terri) Blais, and great aunt to: Lisa, Eileen, and Timothy (Ruby) Jacobs. Funeral Liturgy from St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce, Milford, Monday 10 AM. Father Ron Anderson to officiate. Burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Friends may visit Sunday 2-9 PM at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford. Memorials to St. John's Hospice appreciated. For further information please call 248 684.6645.

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