Obituary of Douglas Jacobsen
It is with great sadness that the family of Douglas Andrew Jacobsen announces his passing on Saturday, May 6, 2018 at 89 years old.
Born in Bellingham WA and a native of Edmonds, WA, Doug graduated from Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy. Doug served his country in the US Navy, retiring as a captain, and continued serving in the Naval Reserves.
Doug earned a maritime law degree from University of Washington and a Master’s Degree from New York University of Law. He joined the law firm of Bingham, Englar, Jones and Houston specializing in maritime law representing claimants all over the world. Douglas enjoyed a successful career achieving CEO status of his firm. He retired to Bellingham in the early 1990s.
He leaves his wife Joan; sisters Betty Roberson and Jean Weinheimer; daughters Leslie Pichel, Laura Phelps, and Linda Jalbert; three grandchildren: Ian and Jeffrey Phelps and Nicki Pichel Nabasny; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of Doug’s life at 1:00 PM on Saturday May 12 at Moles Farewell Tributes (2465 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA). There will be a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.