Helen Martha Jacobi

Helen Martha Jacobi

Helen Martha Jacobi, age 94 resident of Fillmore died on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at Ventura County Medical Center after a short illness. Helen was born on June 5, 1914, in Ohio; she was a resident of Ventura County for 32 years after moving here from Reseda, Ca. Mother was in retail sales for many years and was a housewife and mother. She was very active in churches since childhood. She played piano for churches from the age of 14 years, always one to volunteer her time wherever needed. After moving to Fillmore, Mother was an active member of Ebell Club, and an active volunteer for many, many years in the auxiliary for Fillmore Convalescent Hospital. She made and sold many types of arts and crafts. She loved it.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Mayberry; son Harold Mayberry (Lang); sister-in-law Mary Koppenhafer; nieces Janet Pankratz (A.J), Marty Rodenbush (Ken), and Lynn Lindsay; half-brother Arthur Koppenhafer (Dolly); cousin Christopher Koppenhafer (Nancy); grandson Charles Mayberry.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Corabelle Roberts; father Henry Koppenhafer; brother Harold Koppenhafer; and her two husbands Paul L. Mayberry and Kenneth Jacobi.
Our precious loving mother will be dearly missed here on Earth, but we are comforted because she is now in heaven - in the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ! We are rejoicing with her! It was time for her to go; God answered her prayer to go and be with Him.
Born in Burlenville, Ohio and raised in Norwalk, Ohio. She always had a “constitution of iron” surviving many illnesses growing up. She always bounced back! In 1935 he married our father Paul L. Mayberry in Norwalk, Ohio. 1938 Barbara was born and in 1940 Harold. In 1946 our family moved to Burbank, Ca. In 1950 we moved to Reseda, Ca. Mother was a loving and caring person and a great cook; she love to entertain when she had a chance.
When we lived back east, she used to feed beggars. We lived near the railroad tracks and they would come to the house for a meal. She was just that way -giving.
We always appreciated mother’s Christian example and teaching about walking out our faith 24/7.When she worked in retail her favorite store was toy stores. She loved that kind of thing.
In 1965 our Father Paul Mayberry, died and mother’s Boss, Kenneth Jacobi, was very helpful to her after the death; mother worked in other types of jobs for about 9 years.
In 1974 Kenneth and Mother were married in Reseda, Ca. He was a widower.
In 1976 Mother and Ken moved to Fillmore. As was already shared mother was very active.
In 1997 Ken died and mother continued her activities as long as she could. She had a very full life. She was a great lady and we loved her very much!
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at Faith Community Church, 461 Central Ave., Fillmore, with Pastor Mark Rathe officiating. Burial will immediately follow after Funeral at Bardsdale Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary 600 N. Central Ave., Fillmore, (805) 524-0744.