Gudmund Egill Jacobsen

Born October 8, 1935

Gudmund Egill Jacobsen (“Red”) passed away October 10, 2013, in Bothell, Washington. He was born October 8, 1935, in Reykjavik, Iceland, to Oddur Gudfinnur Gudmundsson and Agla Brynhildur Jacobsen. He and his mother emigrated to the U.S. by ship from Iceland in 1945. He married Sarah “Sally” Marshall on December 6, 1959, in Seattle, Washington. They were sealed in the Oakland California Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, March 31, 1972. They have one child. “Red” graduated from Garfield High School in Seattle in 1955. He then attended the University of Washington. He owned several businesses throughout his career, including a manufacturer representative business that spanned the West Coast, a financial services branch office, and a custom homebuilder. He concluded his career by building two commercial buildings in Mill Creek’s Town Center. His fun-loving and generous spirit uplifted many, especially his family and eight foster children. He served his church for many years, and particularly enjoyed serving the youth.

“Red” is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sally, their son, Eric (Lisa), and by three granddaughters, Megan, Sarah, and Emily. He also leaves behind a great many family members in Iceland. Memorial services will be held Friday, October 18, 2:00pm, at the Harbour Point LDS Church, 11001 Harbour Pointe Boulevard, Mukilteo WA.


  • Memorial Service Friday, October 18, 2013

Gudmund Egill Jacobsen

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Sibbie & Emily Kristjanson

October 18, 2013

Red will be remembered by so many in the Icelandic Club. I was especially thankful for his participation in the Hole Sponsors for the Golf Tournament that benefited the Scholarship Program. He offered his office for Board meetings for us as well. He attended many events even on his scooter. Sympathy is extended to his beloved family from both of us. Sibbie & Emily

Charlie & Holly Richards

October 17, 2013

Enjoyed knowing your Dad. He was fun to be sround. Always thought highly of him snd have great memories. Our sincere condolences to Sally. Eric Lisa and fsmily. Charlie and Holly Richards