Melvin George Jacobs, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and friend returned to his Father in Heaven on January 2, 2022 at the age of 92. Melvin was born February 22, 1929 in Salt Lake City, UT to Carl Jacobs (Khoren Armenag Shil-hagopian) and Mary Elizabeth Nailon Jacobs. He was the 5th child born of seven children: Virginia, Heber, Dorothy, Maxine, Elaine and Duane.\n\nAfter graduating from South High School, he attended The University of Utah for 2 years and then joined the Air Force where he was a Staff Sergeant. He was a radio operator on a rescue squadron and never forgot Morse Code. He met his one true love in High School and they eloped to Reno on October 26, 1949. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Hawaiian Temple at Laie, Oahu on February 3, 1951. They lived in Hawaii for 4 years where their eldest son was born. He loved his wife deeply. He had a nickname for her…Magaroosy.\n\nHe made his career with Mountain States Telephone Company and retired after 32 years. He and JoeAnn lived in Kearns for many years and then moved to Hunter and lived there for over 20 years and raised 7 children. They both retired and moved to St. George, which they loved. They had many life-long friends and often got together to play cards and went on many vacations together.\n\nMelvin had a great sense of humor and was always joking. He was a loving and kind father and loved and cared for his sweetheart.\n\nHe was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many Church positions including Branch President in St. George. In 1996, Melvin and JoeAnn were called to serve a mission in Guyana South America. They loved serving there and made many new friends.\n\nMelvin and JoeAnn loved camping and boating, spending many summer weeks in Lake Powell. Melvin also attempted fishing in Alaska for the Salmon run. Melvin loved sports and followed the Jazz religiously. Melvin and JoeAnn, his sweetheart, were married for 72 years and has been an incredible example of love and commitment.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Heber, Elaine, Dorothy and Virginia. He is survived by his wife JoeAnn, his children Russell, Diana (Charles), Pam, Curtis (Velina) deceased, Brenda (Amir), Jolene (Ken), Carlette (Michael), 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.\n\nFuneral services will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Garden Cove Stake Center, 8539 South 2200 West, West Jordan, Utah 84088. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral service from 10:00-10:45 am. Interment will be at the Spanish Fork Cemetery, 420 South 400 East, Spanish Fork. \n\nIn lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to LDS Humanitarian Services.