COL Jacobs was born and raised in Colorado. He graduated from Limon High School where he met his future wife of 54+ years (Miss LaVon Lee Einertson). Following high school, he attended Colorado State University where he and LaVon were married. He received a BS degree in applied chemistry 1962 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army.
The following year he and LaVon began what turned out to be a distinguished 30 year military career. During those 30 years, they moved 23 times. They were stationed virtually all around the world and in many of the States in the U.S. They served two tours in Germany for a total of six years, two years in Korea, and LaVon stayed in Limon while Ron served a year tour in Viet Nam. They were stationed in ten states including Oklahoma, Maryland, and Wisconsin, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Texas, Washington DC, California and retired in Virginia.
COL Jacobs was a professional logistician throughout his Army career. He commanded several maintenance and supply facilities during his early lieutenant/captain years. He commanded a General Support Maintenance Battalion at Ft. Hood Texas as a Lieutenant Colonel and culminated his career commanding the Army's largest Supply and Maintenance Depot at Texarkana, Texas as a Full Colonel. He retired as a Deputy Commander at the US Army's Combat Arms Support Command at Ft. Lee, Virginia. Following retirement, he was employed by DYNCORP (A Defense Contractor) as the Director of Maintenance for all military training equipment at the Army's National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, California and later as the Director of Maintenance and Supplies as a contractor on the US Department of Energy's Strategic Oil Reserve. His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and numerous other awards and service ribbons.
His absolute passions besides the Army were hunting, fishing and playing golf. He still holds the family records among his sons for the largest bull elk, the largest whitetail buck and the biggest fish. Unfortunately his golfing prowess was mediocre at best.
He is survived by his loving wife LaVon, two daughters (Amy and Linda), two sons (Michael and Robert), six grandchildren, five step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.
We ask that no flowers be sent to the funeral home. Instead, our family would prefer that you make a donation to a Veteran's Charity of your choice or the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (link below) in honor of our father's service to his country. if you would please add our dad's name COL Ronald Jacobs on the on the donation form "In Memory Of" we would appreciate it.
If you would rather send a check you can do so by sending to the address below. There is a form on the website or you can just send in a check:
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
One Intrepid Square
W 46th Street & 12th Ave
New York, NY 10036