Breckenridge Texan

Helen Katherine Jacobs

Helen Katherine Jacobs
May 23
12:05 2024

Helen Jacobs, 83, of Breckenridge, Texas, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. May 24 at the Elliott Street Church of Christ with Don Nelson officiating the service. The family will welcome friends for a visitation on Thursday evening between 6-7 p.m. at the Melton Kitchens Funeral Home. Interment will follow service at the Moran Cemetery under the direction of the Melton Kitchens Funeral Home.

Helen was born in the home on July 4, 1940, to parents Terrell and Gladys Davis in Breckenridge, Texas. Shortly after her birth, her father went off to fight in WWII and didn’t return until the conflict was over. During Helen’s younger years, she enjoyed playing the drums and being a part of the Buckaroo Band until her graduation. Many hours as a young lady were spent with her dad flying all over in his piper cruiser as a co-pilot. With her dad being a pilot, her accessibility to flying was readily available. Looking back, Helen states, that were some of her fondest memories of her childhood. Upon graduation, the obvious “Daddy’s girl,” received a custom-built deer rifle as a gift made especially for her by her father. Helen’s devotion to shooting a firearm started at a young age and was encouraged by her father. This devotion led to a lifetime of education, competition and enjoyment of being a precise marksman.

At the age of 18 years, Helen married Lawson Jacobs, a local Navy boy. They moved shortly after the wedding to San Diego, California, where Lawson was serving in the United States Navy. Helen and her husband, Lawson stayed in San Diego until his service was over and the returned back home to Breckenridge. The couple were blessed with two children during their marriage, Danny and Kate. Helen had numerous jobs in education during her life as a teacher and also involved in both Girl and Boy Scouts of America as a leader. Helen loved that one of her accomplishments in life was that of being accepted and successfully completing the Order of Arrow, Scouting’s national honor society.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Terrell and Gladys Davis; husband, Lawson Jacobs; and a brother, Stanley Davis.

Helen is survived by her two children, son Daniel Jacobs and wife Susie, and daughter Kate Adelblue and husband Matt; grandkids, Sloan Hill, Erin Hanon, Madison Ellise and Delaney Hanon; sister-in-law Jane Ledbetter and husband Floyd; along with a niece, Deona Offield.

Memorials can be made to Helen’s name to the American Alzheimer Association and left at the Melton Kitchens Funeral Home office. Condolences may be made online at


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