Maria Riggs Jacobsen, 80, of Portland, a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 25, 2004, at Portland.
Friends gathered to honor her life on Jan. 9 at the Tualatin Elks Lodge.
Maria Helena Riggs was born on June 2, 1924, at Lisbon, Portugal. She moved to Baker City as a child and graduated from Baker High School in 1942. She later moved to the Portland area where she had lived for 50 years.
Maria was a homemaker and volunteered at the Meridian Park Hospital for more than 23 years. She will be remembered for her ready smile and jovial countenance. She returned to Baker City intermittently over the years for class reunions.
In 1956, she married Elvin Jacobsen, who survives her. She also is survived by her daughter, Diana Gerba, and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Cornwall Colonial Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 3, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor