Dr. Jacobson passed away October 26, 2017


William A. Jacobson ’57 of Apple Valley, Calif., passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:30 in the afternoon in his home, with his family by his side.  The cause was congestive heart failure.

Dr. William A. Jacobson was born July 2, 1931 in Hagerman, N.M.  His wife, Linda, died on September 2, 2014.  He leaves behind his ex-wife, Marilyn; four children, Arthur, Bradford, Carlton and Dawn; two stepchildren, Melissa and Amy; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law.

William graduated from Modesto Adventist Academy in 1949, Pacific Union College in 1953, and Loma Linda Medical School in 1957.  He served in the Navy for 10 years where he became lieutenant commander.  In 1967, he had a private practice in Lancaster, Mass. for 18 years, a back rehabilitation clinic in Worcester, Mass. for eight years, and then continued working in Redlands, then Victorville California for 24 years.  He was also an active member of the Lions’, Rotary Club and local orchestra.

In October of 2016 he retired from Desert Valley Hospital.  Then in July 2017, he helped set up a new clinic just across from Victor Valley Global Medical Center in Victorville, CA.  He also became the medical director for Green Valley Home Health Care Services and Hospice Services.  He was an old-school doctor who really loved his patients, and his patients LOVED him. He served them with his whole heart until his heart stopped beating, achieving his goal of a 60-year medical career.

His prayer was “Lord, thank you for the life you have given me, and for your many blessings. Thank you for my life of service as a physician.  Lord, I know you can heal me, but if not now, I am ready to rest, and anticipate your soon coming.  Bless those that I have come in contact with, and please guide and direct in their lives, and may we meet again in heaven. Amen”

A memorial service is planned for 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Victorville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 16070 Lorene Dr., Victorville, CA 92395

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Centennial Tuition Endowment https://www.llusmaa.org/fundraising/centennial-tuition-endowment are appreciated. Please make a note that it is in memory of Dr. William A. Jacobson.

(Source: Family of Dr. Jacobson)