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Muriel Jacobsen Hager


November 7, 2018

March 27, 1928 – Oct. 28, 2018

Muriel Jacobsen Hager, 90, passed away Oct. 28 in Vancouver, Washington. She was born in Zion, Illinois, to Ben and Selma Robbins. Her family moved to Vancouver to work in the Kaiser Shipyards when she was 15. In 1949, she married Alf Jacobsen and they raised their family in Cathlamet and Goldendale. She was active in Girl Scouts, PEO, and the Episcopal Church, was an elected Goldendale City Councilwoman, and served as Maryhill Museum Chairman of the Board.

Muriel was an avid adventurer, traveling to 40 countries and six continents. She played glockenspiel in a marching band into her 70s, enjoyed singing in choir, puzzles, museums, and ice cream. She had a passion for growing flowers and created arrangements that graced many a table. Always friendly, she was known for her sense of humor and holiday celebrations. She loved her family.

She is survived by her five children: Vicki Colgan, Connie Callos (Gary), Julie Murphy (Michael), Kathy Willson (Ralph), and Jon Jacobsen (Debbie); sister, Judy Berry (Jack); 11 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alf Jacobsen, who died suddenly in 1972; her second husband, Dr. Don Hager in 2010; and grandson David.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Vancouver Church, 3300 NE 78th St, Vancouver, Washington.


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