Les Jacobsen was born Dec. 27, 1961, in Seattle, Wash. He grew up and lived most of his life in the Pacific Northwest, near Mt. Rainier. He was the oldest of four children. Les passed away May 20, 2021.
After graduating from high school, Les worked for the DNR as a firefighter and for the youth conservation corps building trails in Mt. Rainier National Park. He worked as a logger, tree planter, and firefighter until he transitioned to working in the construction industry. He was especially proud of his work on the Cowlitz Falls Dam and the fishing bridge at Riffe Lake and other bridge work. He found his lifelong home in Mossyrock when he opened up Jacobsen Painting and worked locally in the Mossyrock and East Lewis County area as a professional painter and craftsman. He loved spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and going crabbing in Westport with his family.
Les is survived by his mother, Marilyn Jacobsen; daughters, Ashley Renee and Audrey Carmen Jacobsen; and granddaughter, Rilie Taylor Renee Jacobsen; his siblings, Jacob Jacobsen and wife, Becky, Katrina Rahier and husband, Steve, and Leif Jacobsen and partner, Jillene; as well as many cousins; and nieces and nephews, including Jacob, Sara, Jessica, Joshua, and Justin, who all loved him dearly.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, June 13, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Shrine of Devine Mercy Chapel at the Degoede Bulb Farm. The Chapel is located at 158 Degoede Dr., Mossyrock, WA 98564. The community is welcome to join the family for this event.