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Priscilla Jacobsen

Priscilla Rita Jacobsen (Magotch)

Friday June 26, 1936 - Monday August 24, 2020
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Priscilla R. Jacobsen, 84, of Zionsville, passed away peacefully at home with her son and daughter at her bedside. Born in Mahanoy City, she was a daughter of the late John and Eliza (Bausman) Magotch. Priscilla knew from childhood that she wanted to be a nurse and was always furthering her education, earning degrees from Episcopal Hospital Nursing School, Cedar Crest College, and Lesley College. She was constantly challenging herself professionally. Working as a registered nurse, nurse manager, and clinical educator throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, she positively impacted her patients, colleagues, and students.

Following her retirement, Priscilla was able to pursue her passion for the sciences, especially astronomy. She was a member of the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society (LVAAS) and enjoyed volunteering at the “mountain” and supporting various club functions. Believing it is never too late to learn, Priscilla was an active member and served on the board of the Lehigh Valley Institute for Learning in Retirement (LVILR). Always up for a new adventure, in recent years she travelled with her family to Italy, Greece, Alaska, and Oregon to see the total solar eclipse. In her free time, she enjoyed spoiling her two adopted cats, Nutmeg and Daphne.

Priscilla is survived by her son, Fred Jacobsen of Zionsville, partner of Laura Granett, her daughter, Priscilla Craig, wife of David Craig of Lake Tapps, WA, her sister, Christine, wife of Bob Rowe of Philadelphia, and her brother-in-law, Clair Strohl. She was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Strohl.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the LVAAS, c/o Scott Fowler, 97 Yeager Rd., Lenhartsville, PA 19534, or the LVILR c/o Sylvia Hajewski, 909 Jefferson, Ave., Allentown, PA 18103.

Due to the current health crisis a Celebration of Her Life will be announced at a later date.
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So many memories and I really don't know what to say. Everything you said and everything you did was an example to all of us of how to live our lives. To never stop, don't even slow down. To Learn, Live, Laugh and Love. every moment of every day.

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