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Alexis Helen Jacobson

August 31, 1945 — January 20, 2024


Alexis Helen Jacobson

Alexis Helen (George) Jacobson

August 31, 1945 - January 20, 2024

Beloved sister to five George children who grew up in St Louis Park, MN. Lex was born at Fort Snelling in St Paul MN in an Army hospital because her father Howard George was then in the Army. She joined her sister Diana, one year older. They were a pair who blazed the way for their four younger siblings, and all six went their own unique ways.

Lexy met the love of her life, Jim (Jake) Jacobson, in 1962 on a fall hayride. They wed in 1965 and were married for 58 years. From Jim, Lex learned to love horses; she was the confident and competent driver in trotter races. Soon Jim, who had a good eye, was buying his own horses to race at Canterbury Park racetrack in MN.

Later they spent winters in Hot Springs, AR, enjoying Oaklawn racetrack and Southern food. This of course meant a new hat for every opening season, and Lex loved trying on every style before choosing just the right one. Lex adored bright colors in her clothing, hats and jewelry, and was particularly fond of butterflies.

Lex and Jim shared a love for Boston terriers and raised several, the last of whom, Yoyo, survives Jim and Lex in a new loving home.

In the summer, Leech Lake was the place to be. They owned a home in Walker and loved to fish, watch the wildlife and spend time with friends.

Most of Lexy’s working career was spent in the truck leasing department of Gelco Leasing, which became part of GE Capital.  

Lexy will be interred at Lakewood Cemetery with her father, mother and two brothers. They all face King’s
Highway where her father would take Lexy and Diana sledding in the winter and selling the small, decorated Christmas trees they pulled in a Red Radio Flyer wagon. 

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