Father Gary Jacobson died at Emmanuel Hospital Feb. 11. There was a funeral Mass.

Fr. Jacobson was born in January 1932. After high school he studied at the University of Portland and Lewis and Clark College. He obtained a degree in music in 1958. He entered the seminary, studying at St John in Brighton, Massachusetts and St Thomas in Kenmore, Washington. He was ordained in May 1965 in Portland by Archbishop Howard.

After ordination he served in assignments in the Portland, Salem and Eugene metro areas. He also pursued further studies in music at Lewis and Clark College.

In March 2002 Father Jacobson was removed from active ministry according to the norms of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, also known as the Dallas Charter.