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Julie L. Turner Jacobson
November 2, 2023
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With broken hearts, it’s our sad duty to announce the death of Julie “Nae Nae” Turner Jacobson. It has taken a while for us to even summon the strength to attempt to write this. We (Joe, Davey, and Brittany) will do our best to capture just how special she was to all that had the honor of knowing her, although every word seems to fall short.
Julie was born in Portland, Oregon to Rose (Olin) and Grant Turner on January 28, 1963. She joined her older brothers, Chris and Carl, with them moving to Coos Bay in the late 60s. Her youngest brother, Michael, was brought into the world soon after the move and the family settled in and made a house near Mingus Park their home. In the early 80s, Rose got a divorce and remarried to Tom Jacobson who gracefully assumed the role of father to her and her brothers. She attended Madison grade school, Milner Crest, MJHS (where her future step father would give her first hack, of course), and Marshfield High School. She worked at the Red Lion, owned her own daycare, and finished her career at First Community Credit Union. She acquired many lifelong friends throughout her young life and was frequently the life of the party and people’s go-to friend. Her brother and best friend, Carl, was killed when she was 21. This tragedy shaped her and she worked to honor him for the rest of her life.
Julie had two kids, Davey in the fall of 1990 and Brittany in the spring of 1993, with her first husband, David Everett Beebe. Her kids were her entire life. She made sacrifice after sacrifice for her kids and she was not only an outstanding mom but she was also their best friend. She always made it apparent they could talk to her about anything, no matter the circumstance. She also was considered a mom by countless kids over the course of 30 years, and her house was a place of acceptance, safety, and belonging for so many.
Julie met her match and love of her life, Joe Jacobson, at an early age but it wasn’t until the year 2000 that they got reconnected and fell in love. They got married in November of 2001, with Davey as the best man and Brittany as the maid of honor. Their love was infectious and electric. People often commented about how their love was unlike anything they had ever seen. She frequently relayed to her kids, “It is so much fun being married to my best friend.” Their kids remember fondly waking up in the morning and hearing them banter back and forth and laugh uncontrollably together throughout their entire relationship. Julie wasn’t going to let just anyone into her and her kid’s lives but when she picked Joe, it felt right because it was.
There are no words to fully encapsulate the person, mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend she was. Every single person that knew her, or even met her, was captivated by her infectious warmth, sense of humor, and unconditional compassion. People flocked to her and she was a bright spot in so many people’s lives. She made the most monotonous parts of life entertaining and memorable. She had a strong belief in God and always strived to lead by love as an example. She wore her heart on her sleeve and always made it known how much she cared for those around her. Julie encountered many struggles throughout her life, both seen and unseen; even so, she always found humor in every situation and was truly happy. She would cry with you, laugh with you, sit with you in your sadness, celebrate with you, listen to you, and most importantly show up for you. She knew how hard life could be and dedicated her life to being a lifeline for others. Just by being her, she changed people’s lives.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Carl Turner and stepdad, Tom Jacobson “Duddy”. She is survived by her husband, Joe Jacobson; kids, Davey and Brittany Beebe; mom, Rose Jacobson; brothers, Chris Turner and Michael (Rose); former sister-in-law, Carol Beebe-Phillips (Clifford); nephews, Charlie, Everett; nieces, Megan and Devni Turner; step siblings, John (Becky) Jacobson, Kerri (Bryan) Moe, and Eric Jacobson; nephew, Michael (Kaitlyn) and great-nephew, Ezekiel Turner; nephews, Zane and Jackson Jacobson; nieces, Kama, Kadi, and Brady Moe; former sister-in-law, Glenda Lanza (Mike); pets, Ezra and Seneca and countless close friends that are too many to name.
We ask that you join us at the Red Lion, the afternoon of January 27, 2023, for her Celebration of Life. There will be time to share stories, so please think of some you might want to share. Even if you can’t attend or can’t/don’t want to talk at the event, feel free to write your story down so that it can be shared amongst others. Reach out to Joe, Davey, or Brittany or follow the Facebook event page for more details.
Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131 www.coosbayareafunerals.com.