of Chelsea, Michigan, age 82, died Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Kresge Healthcare and Rehab Center. She was born December 27, 1939 in Nashville, Michigan, the daughter of Albert Joseph & Mary Alvadena (Feighner) Bell. Betty earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Michigan State University. On August 22, 1964, she married fellow MSU graduate, Gary Douglas Jacobs. Betty was an art teacher at Grand Blanc High School, and retired from Powers Catholic High School as their architectural and mechanical drawing teacher. Betty was a member of the United Methodist Church in Grand Blanc. For many years, she volunteered for the March of Dimes March for Babies walk. She enjoyed artistic pursuits, such as drawing and painting, pottery, basket weaving and quilting. She made every house a home in Flint, Grand Blanc, Jenison, and Chelsea, Michigan; and in Cocoa, Florida.
Betty is survived by her loving husband Gary; daughter, Rhonda Jacobs of Chelsea; her son, Rick (Suzette) Jacobs of Monument, CO; her sisters, Louise (Gene) Mortenson, Marilyn (Ray) Roush; two grandchildren, Ashley Raboin, Kyle (Becca) Smith; three great-grandchildren, Nolan, Scarlett, Ember; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 9, 2:30 pm at the Maples Room at Silver Maples, Chelsea with Rev. Jeff Crowder officiating. The family will receive friends before the service from 2:00 - 2:30 pm. Burial will take place Saturday, Sept. 10, 11:00 am at Maple Grove Cemetery, Nashville, Michigan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Maples staff fund or Kresge Rehab through the UMRC Porter Hills Foundation. Betty's family expresses their deepest thanks to Silver Maples staff, Kresge staff and Arbor Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.
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