Marie Jacobsen, 59, of Ruckersville, VA died in her
sleep at her home after a long battle with lung
disease and breast cancer. She was born on November
5, 1954 in Washington, DC to the late Dorothy Lee
Margaret graduated from Frederick Douglas High
School in Upper Marlboro, MD. She worked as an
administrative assistant in a DC law firm, for the
Defense Mapping Agency and in airline sales for
group packages with Olympus Airlines and Thai
Airways. During her time with the airline industry,
Margaret traveled the world. Later, she spent a year
in Hawaii soaking up the sun before returning to
Alexandria, VA to work at the Lombardi Cancer Center
at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.
She then transferred to become the Residency
Coordinator for the OBGYN department at Georgetown
University. She retired in 2005. In September 2007,
she moved to Ruckersville, VA when her husband was
transferred to work at the National Ground
Intelligence Center in Charlottesville.
She is survived by her husband, Robert M.
Jacobsen, her sister, Tracy L. Stanton, her brother,
Daniel W. Sillers and her step daughter, Sylviane N.
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling