Mary was born August 10, 1919 in Brown, Minnesota. She lived and graduated from high school in Kalispell, Montana where she met the love of her life, Irvin Jacobson. They were married on December 19, 1937 in Kalispell. Mary and Irvin farmed and ranched at their home in Pleasant Prairie south of Flaxville, Montana.
They were very active members of the Pleasant Valley Church and Mary enjoyed Homemaker’s Ladies Aid as well as being a 4H leader for the community during all of their daughter’s growing years. Mary loved gardening, quilting, fishing, china painting, sewing and many other activities.
Following Irvin’s death in 1979, Mary met Everett Rathbun while wintering in Apache Junction, AZ. They were married in 1982 and spent many wonderful years together in Arizona and Elk River, Minnesota.
Mary was preceded in death by both husbands, Irvin Jacobson and Everett Rathbun, a daughter Mary Kathryn Blair, 2 grandsons, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. She is survived by four daughters, Janice (Jens) Traeholt, Bismark, ND; Dorothy (Doug) Baker, Mount Carmel, CT; Margie Hickey, Missoula, Montana and Joanne (Roger) Schrimer, Rapid City, SD along with nine grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Internment will be at Pleasant Prairie Lutheran Church in Montana in the spring.