Vivian Jacobs, 76, of Iowa City, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at her home in Iowa City. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice.
Born Nov. 23, 1941, in Iowa City, the daughter of Selz and Lorraine (McAreavy) McGuire, she grew up in Iowa City and attended Iowa City High, graduating in 1959. Vivian married Keith Jacobs on Sept. 2, 1960, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Iowa City. They welcomed kids, Patrick (1963), Amy (1964) and Lisa (1966). Vivian spent the majority of her working days in the office at Beverly/Greenwood Manor. Her proudest accomplishment was founding and becoming a board member of the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity. Vivian was a long-standing parishioner of St. Thomas More, where she was an RCIA sponsor and eucharistic minister.
Vivian is survived by her husband, Keith; son, Pat Jacobs (Eileen) of Chicago, and their children, Ryan Jacobs and Teagan Jacobs; daughters, Amy Jacobs of Canoga Park, Calif., and Lisa Kozicki of South Haven, Mich.; and a brother, Loras "Mac" McGuire of Santa Teresa, N.M.
She was preceded in death by parents.