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Jacobsson, Ingeborg

Ingeborg Jacobsson quietly passed away on May 14, 2013 while surrounded by her loving family. Ingeborg, known to her friends as Inge, was preceded into death by her husband of 43 years, Alf Jacobsson. Inge is survived by her two sons; Ralph Jacobsson and wife Estela of Riverside Calif. and Dan Jacobsson and wife Natalie of Palm Desert Calif., and her ten grandchildren, Jason, Carli, Karina, Danica, Ashley, Anika, Erik, Nils, Tommy and Tori. A memorial service will be held for Inge on Monday, May 27 at the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens located at 47-900 Portola Avenue in Palm Desert. The service will begin at 11:00 AM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the National Parkinson's Institute. ( On January 27, 1933, Ingeborg was the first of three children born to Olav and Jenny Lepsoy in Os, a small town on the west coast of Norway. During the German occupation of WWII, the family was forced from their home while soldiers took residence there. After the war, Inge studied nursing and became a registered nurse. In 1956 Inge travelled to the US to begin working in New York City. During a trip to California, she met Alf Jacobsson, a native of Sweden. They fell in love and were married in 1958. Ingeborg became a mother with the birth of her son, Ralph, in 1959. Her second son, Dan, followed five years later in 1964. The family lived in Riverside until Ralph and Dan finished school. A proud American citizen, Inge also shared her Norwegian heritage with her family through traditional d├ęcor and sumptuous food and drink. These traditions became deeply rooted in the lives of her grandchildren and will be shared for generations to come. Ingeborg and Alf moved to Palm Desert in 1987 to enjoy an active retirement lifestyle. There they enjoyed golf and tennis and met many new and dear friends. Inge was an avid and accomplished tennis player. She also enjoyed volunteering her time at the Living Desert where she gave behind-the-scene tours to park guests. Following the death of her beloved husband in 2001, Inge spent more time with her grandchildren and her close friends. Throughout her battle with Parkinson's, she taught her family how to live gracefully and peacefully, even under adversity. She will be deeply missed by those who loved her.