Our beloved mother and grandmother, sister and friend, passed away October 28, 2019 in Lehi, Utah. She was 95, 18 days short of her 96th birthday.
Vesta Twitchell Jacob was born the 15th of November, 1923 in Escalante, Utah to Joshua Lafayette Twitchell and Annice Bea Snyder. Her father passed away when she was only 9 years old and the family moved to Salem, Utah. Her ancestors arrived on the Mayflower. Vesta was considered a survivor, having lived through the Great Depression and World War II.
As a youth, Vesta loved to swim in the Salem pond. She played the viola while attending High School in Spanish Fork.
Vesta married John Norton Jacob on August 15, 1941 in the Logan, Utah Temple. They were sheep ranchers and together they raised 8 wonderful children. They served in the Provo Temple and a senior couple mission in Duluth, Minnesota.
She was an accomplished seamstress and sewed Temple clothes for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was very gifted in the Arts and won many awards and ribbons as a China Painter. The most valued trait she left to her posterity is that she loved the Lord and had a firm testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
She is survived by 3 daughters Sherill Jacob, Margie Jacob and O’leah Brown and 3 sons Jerry (Kaye), Charles (Lana), and John (Diane). She was preceded in death by her husband “Nort”, a daughter Kathryn Jacob Jacobs (Johnny), and a son Leland Issac.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 2nd, at 11 am in the American Fork 14th Ward, 396 N 1100 East, American Fork, where a viewing will be held prior to the services from 9:30 to 10:30am. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.
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