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Julia Croner Jacobsen

Julia Croner Jacobsen, 67, of Basalt passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2012 at Valley View Hospital.

Julia was born Jan. 19, 1945 in Long Beach, Calif. to Robert Croner and Evelyn Doll Croner. Julia shared 30 years of marriage with her devoted husband Jeffrey Jacobsen. As a registered nurse, Julia cared for patients from children to the elderly of the Roaring Fork Valley. Seeking more time with her beloved children, Maria Clare Jacobsen and Dalton Jeffrey Jacobsen, Julia retired from nursing to embrace work in which she could interact with her children, such as creating memorable Halloween parties.

Julia was a lifeguard and swimming instructor when the Basalt swimming pool opened. She was a substitute teacher for the RE-1 School District. Julia’s favorite job was as a school bus driver. She was well known for her devotion to the young people riding her bus – cheering them on at sporting events and purchasing warm coats for children who boarded her bus without appropriate winter wear.

An active member of the Basalt Community United Methodist Church, Julia volunteered her time with the Grand Mesa Christian Camping Association, the Basalt High School Booster Club, and worked with English Language Learners in the schools. Julia loved to travel and greatly enjoyed outdoor activities with her family and many friends.

The Julia Jacobsen Memorial Winter Coat Fund has been established with the Roaring Fork Family Resource Center in Basalt to continue Julia’s compassionate legacy. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 1833, Carbondale, CO 81623 with the hope of creating a self-perpetuating fund which will benefit children for many years to come.

A Celebration of Life honoring Julia will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at noon at the Basalt Community United Methodist Church, 0167 Holland Hills Road. A reception will follow worship.

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