Ronald Harold "Ron" Jacobson
1943 - 2020
{ "" }
Share Ronald's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share

June 10, 1943 ˜ November 5, 2020

Ronald (Ron) Harold Jacobsen passed away peacefully Nov. 5, 2020, surrounded by his family in Covington, WA. He was 77 years old.
He was born June 10, 1943, in Portland, OR and was the oldest son of three boys. Ron graduated from Portland State University in Portland, OR, with a degree in mechanical engineering. He had a 43-year career as a licensed professional engineer at Freightliner. He loved his work and his colleagues throughout his professional life. Ron was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many leadership positions in the church.
Ron was preceded in death by his first wife, Pamela; second wife, Janene; as well as his oldest daughter, Jennifer.
He is survived by his daughters, Christina and Jessica Smith (Josh); as well as his grandchildren, Ronald, Emma, Jacob and Lucy; younger brothers, Brent (Pat) and Dale. Ron was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
A family-only graveside service will be held on Monday, Nov. 16. Arrangements are being handled by Finley’s-Sunset Hills Mortuary.
Please share a memory @

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Columbian on Nov. 15, 2020.
Graveside service
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
6 entries
November 18, 2020
It is with Deep Sadness that I learned of Ron's passing.
He will be missed greatly.
He will be remembered fondly by all
Deepest Sympathies
David "Harley" Daresi
TMC member Canada
Harley Daresi
November 17, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to Ron's family. "Jake" was my boss for several years at Freightliner, and under his guidance some of most rewarding time of my career. ThankYou Ron!
Floyd Frick
November 16, 2020
Ron and Janene Jacobsen were both outstanding people who influenced me with their words and actions. Ron was our home teacher for several years and we enjoyed his presence in our home each month. I personally enjoyed chatting with him on so many different topics, he was well read and a learned man and always interesting to talk with. I’m glad he was with his dear family when he passed. He was such a loving father and grandfather. I am happy that he is now with his sweet wife and look forward to seeing them when my time on earth is finished. Thank you for sharing him with us all!
Mo Brock
November 16, 2020
Ron was the GM of Service when I merged with the Freightliner field staff. Somehow he made all of the financial updates seem interesting. I always enjoyed his presentations. Rest In Peace, brother.
Nahum Veach
November 16, 2020
I knew Ron at work, at church and as a friend. Ron was always kind and considerate both at work and in the community. He was a man of integrity wherever he ways. He will be missed.
Jim Stenquist
November 16, 2020
Jake your kind heart and infectious smile will always be remembered. Breakfast at Cracker Barrel and dinner at Papadioux were always filled with great conversation and many laughs. A great friend as well as boss.
May you rest in peace
Dale Allemang
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences