TELLURIDE – Janet Jacobs, a longtime resident of Mancos and Telluride, Colo. died on Wednesday, Nov. 6, after a long fight with thyroid cancer. She was 66 years old.
In her early life in New York, Janet was actively engaged in politics and business. A dedicated supporter of children and women's causes, she served on the board of the Ms. Foundation for Women, was active in Outward Bound, and enthusiastically encouraged others to support the arts for children. In recent years she headed her own real property business.
An avid skier, Janet and her family became second homeowners in Telluride in 1983 and she became a full time resident in 1995. In addition to skiing, her passions were the water, traveling, reading, and her family and friends.
She was a truly an amazing woman who filled the lives of those around her with love and fun. She was the best mother and grandmother ever.
Janet is survived by her partner Shelley Earl, her son Rick Jacobs and his fiancé Maki Koike her daughter and son-in-law Wendy Jacobs Hampton and Zachary Hampton, and her granddaughters Breton and Zoe.
A memorial celebration will be held at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. The family has requested that children be left at home for the celebration. For those of you who did not know Janet but want to support the family please come to the Steaming Bean at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Painted Turtle Studio in Mancos. (http://www.paintedturtlestudio.org/).