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Memorial for Margaret Irene Jacob

Born in Anacortes, Washington on Sep. 26, 1941
Departed on Dec. 15, 2019 and resided in Albany, Oregon.
Service: Monday, Dec. 23, 2019
Cemetery: Private
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Margaret Irene Jacob
September 26, 1941---December 15, 2019

Margaret Irene Jacob, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother; a long time resident of Albany OR, died December 15th in her home at the age of 78.
Margaret (Maggie) is survived by her husband Leonard Jacob (McGee); her 4 children, Gina Burrese, Tami Saling Caldwell, Chris and Todd Jacob; her brothers Bill and Frank Trafton; grandchildren September Ridgeway, Spenser Saling, Jasmine Duran, Jacob Saling, Jason Jacob, Christian Jacob, Olivia Caldwell, Hannah Jacob, Chloe and Amanda Caldwell; Great grandchildren Jordana Duran, Johnathan and Margaret Ridgeway (Maggie). She is predeceased by her mom and dad, Gordon and Ethel Trafton, and her paternal father Clayburn Cleaves.
Maggie was born on September 26th, 1941 to Clayburn and Ethel Cleaves in Anacortis WA. At age 3 her mom Ethel married Gordon Trafton and Gordon raised Maggie as his own. On September 27th 1961 she married the love of her life McGee Jacob. They settled in North Albany and had two girls and two boys.
Maggie was a wonderful wife and mother who poured herself into her marriage and raising her beautiful children, and doting on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Maggie loved the LORD and devoted her life to pursuing HIM. She also loved gardening and helped turn their property into a park like setting. Reading and writing were passions of hers as well. Donations may be made in Margaret’s honor to
A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday December 23rd at Grace Bible Fellowship 33990 McFarland Rd, Tangent OR 97389. Online condolences for the family may be posted at

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