Maela Evans Jacobsen
Maela Evans Jacobsen, beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend, returned to her heavenly home, March 12,2021. She passed away surrounded by her loving family after her second fight with cancer. She was born June 2,1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Jenean and Don Evans.
Maela was a joy to be around. Her quick laughter and sense of humor were always contagious. She not only thought of others but she followed her good thoughts with action. She was loved by all who knew her and will be sorely missed.
Maela graduated from Kearns High class of '77. She was a baton twirler in the Kearns High Band. She enjoyed a band trips including the Rose Bowel and a performance in the Washington D.C. Parade in 1976, celebrating the bi-centennial of this great country that she loved.
Maela attended Utah State University before landing a job at Zion's Bank. She had many opportunities for growth. Over the years, she and Nyle had various successful businesses together because they worked hard as a team. Perhaps the most notable was Camelot Academy (a day care).
Maela married her eternal companion, Nyle K. Jacobsen on Aug. 25,1979 in the Salt Lake Temple. Though they loved each other greatly, their home was never complete until they were blessed with their three children: Evan G., Missy J., and Marcie K.
Maela was an avid reader. She read many books on Church history and the stories of the pioneers. She had an unwavering testimony of her Savior and looked
forward to meeting him in humbled awe.
Maela was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many callings, most recently in young womens and the relief society. She truly followed the example of Jesus to go about doing good. She was generous, always willing to serve, and help others. She has left a legacy of service and love. She and Nyle served in the baptistry in the Timpanogos Temple. This service brought them much joy and many blessings.
Maela had many talents which she shared with all who knew her. She made many fun and happy quilts of various sizes. She loved doing home projects, canning, keeping her home clean, orderly, and open to all. She served and supported many town projects especially the town's 24th of July festival.
Maela, Nyle, and family have attended blessings, baptisms, weddings, showers, and supported any other family and friend gatherings. They have set example of love
and caring to all who know them. They have been a gift to all.
Maela is survived by her sweetheart of 41 years, Nyle, awesome children: Evan G. (Ateisa), Missy J., Marcie K. (Eric) and wonderful grandchildren: Kaleb, Raelyn, Averie, and Draven. Her greatest joy was her family.
Maela was preceded in death by her mother, Jenean Burton Evans, nephew Devin McMillan Evans, sister in law Darcy, mother and father in law, Melva and Gene
The immediate family thanks aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, neighbors, friends, and Hospice for their warmth and compassion during Maela's final days.
A graveside service will be held in the Cedar Fort Cemetery, Thursday, March 18th at 12:00 (noon).
A luncheon will be held following the service at Cedar Fort Rec Center in Cedar Fort ( 376 South 100 East). (Please note that the food consists of the recipes Maela brought to family gatherings.)
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