Charles ‘Chuck’ Jacobs
Charles “Chuck” S. Jacobs, 77, passed away Sept. 30, 2006, at home and surrounded by his family. The longtime Gardnerville resident was born June 24, 1929.
Charles was raised on the family ranch on the Sweetwater River in Wyoming. Horses and cattle were the focus of his younger days, when he followed the rodeo circuit as rider and pickup man.
Living with his wife and kids in Lander, Wyo., he owned the Union Bar, managed the Noble Hotel and was Stewart for the Elks Club. His passion was people and he never forgot a person’s name.
In 1970, the family moved to Lake Tahoe,where he worked in the casino business. He was casino manager for Barney’s, when a car accident left him with a bad head injury and disabled. He was cared for at home for the last 22 years by his wife, family and four exceptional caregivers, Pedro Leon, Rick Brennen, Mike Cady and Cliff Brewer.
Before the accident, he loved gardening, especially 200-pound pumpkins, cutting wood in Hope Valley, music and playing cards.
He was preceded in death by his sisters Levis, Louise and Edna.
Charles is survived by his loving wife Shirlee; daughters Shayleen Synder and husband Jim, of Loveland, Colo.; Celynn Jacobs and Lyle Beatty of Sparks, Nev.; son Scott and wife Tonie, of Gardnerville; granddaughters Shaye Robbins and Cody Cooper of Colo.; Jenny Johnson and Stephanie Jacobs of Gardnerville; nieces Jerry Harris, Fredna, Barbara, Sandra and Joanne; and great grandchildren Makenna, Kyler and Asher.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Kids and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, a place for people of all disabilities, to feel and enjoy the love of a horse. Contact Kids and Horses Inc. at (775) 267-1775 or at 2869 Esaw St., Minden, NV 89423.
At Chuck’s request, no funeral service will be held.
Chuck Jacobs: Husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather will be greatly missed.