Nov 17, 1933 - Mar 29, 2021
Rosalie Jacobson, 87, of Riverton passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander surrounded by her family.. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church. The funeral mass will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Gym. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Rosalie Wertz was born on November 17, 1933 in Burris, WY to Medley Aldred and Clara (Lanigan) Wertz. She lived in Burris until 3rd grade when the family moved to a ranch by Morton, WY. She attended Burris and Morton Schools and Agnes Boarding School in Alliance, NE. While growing up on the River by Burris she and her brother, sister, and numerous cousins enjoyed, mostly on horseback, an adventurous childhood. The cousins, as the group was known, remained close throughout their lives and enjoyed many 4th of July celebrations at Medley and Clara’s Ranch. Rosalie was an enrolled member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.
Rosalie was baptized into the Catholic faith and was a devoted member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church as well as attending mass frequently at St. Stephen’s Mission. Her faith was a very important part of her life. She was the school secretary at St. Margaret’s during the 1980’s and was involved in assisting as well as coordinating the funeral dinner program.
On October 2, 1954 she married the love of her life, Emil Paul Jacobson. They were married for over 62 years before Paul passed in April of 2017. They made Riverton their forever home and where they raised their six children.
Rosalie loved being with her children, grandchildren, extended family, cooking and baking, and spending time with her friends. She always had a smile that was very welcoming and she was a confidante to many.
She is survived by her sons, Michael (Martha) Jacobson of Casper, WY, Patrick Jacobson of Pavillion, WY, and Matthew (Kerry) Jacobson of Lander, WY; daughters, Susan (Bill) Austin of Downey, CA, Carmen (Charlie) Needham of Riverton, WY, and Maureen (Frank) Weyrich of Worland, WY; grandchildren, Conor Jacobson, Cory Jacobson, Tabitha Aragon, Ian Jacobson, Sam Austin, Hannah Austin, Alexandra Jacobson, Mason Jacobson, Elizabeth Bouchard, Nathan Weyrich, Gavin Weyrich, Daniel Weyrich, Charlene Jenkins, Josh Jenkins, Molly Rodrick, Abby Cottrell, Eric Austin and James Austin; great grandchildren, Lena Jacobson, Stella Aragon
Patrick Kjell Jacobson, Skyler Jacobson, Clara Jenkins, Jackson and Eleanor Keller, Wyatt Austin, and Eli and Kody Austin; and great great grandchild, Bentley Forget.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Medley and Clara Wertz; husband, E. Paul Jacobson; sister, Virginia King; brother, Medley Wertz; nephew, Mark Shelton; and numerous cousins.
Memorials may be made to St Margaret’s Catholic School or St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.