Borghild ‘Betty’ M. Jacobsen, 93, Vero Beach

Borghild “Betty” M. Jacobsen, 93, of Vero Beach, died July 24, 2009, at The Place at Vero Beach. She was born in Flekkefjord, Norway, and lived in Vero Beach since 2007, coming from Carmel, N.Y.

She was of the Lutheran faith. Survivors include her daughters, Arlene Stoffel, of North Hutchinson Island, and Sandra Springer, of Seaton, Ill.; son, Kenneth Jacobsen, of Northville, Mich.; brothers, Steinar Nelson, of Brick, N.J., and Odd Nelson, of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; sister, Gunvor Sorensen, of Valley Stream, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA/Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Memorial services will be in New York and Illinois at a later date. Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guest book may be signed at

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