The death occurred in Melbourne on September 6 of former Cooma resident, Marybeth Jacobson (nee Goodwin).
Aged 63, Marybeth died peacefully after a long and courageous battle with melanoma.
Born in Cooma the only daughter of Angela Goodwin and the late Rex Goodwin formerly of Hill Street, Marybeth was educated at Cooma's Brigidine Convent and Monaro High before graduating from Wagga Wagga Teachers College.
After college, Marybeth travelled extensively overseas where she met her future husband, Danny Jacobsen who returned with her to Australia.
They settled in Sydney where their only son, Charles, was born, and opened a framing business in Bondi Junction and later in Maroubra.
They then moved to Buff Point on the Central Coast where Marybeth continued to operate the business while Danny commuted to Sydney where he worked with an accounting firm.
About five years ago Marybeth was diagnosed with melanoma which, after treatment, went into remission. However, the cancer returned aggressively last October.
Marybeth then moved to Melbourne where she was cared for by her cousins Lindy Bond (Attwater) and Julie Gaffney (Attwater) as well as her son, Charles and lifelong friend, Anne Caldwell, also formerly of Cooma and now of Kensington in Sydney.
Although given only weeks to live last November, she fought her disease bravely and witnessed the birth of her grandson, Oskar, who was born last December.
Marybeth is survived by her mother Angela, husband, Danny, son, Charles, daughter-in-law Kim and grandson, Oskar.
She is also survived by several relatives from the Goodwin, Eccelston and Carpenter families of the Cooma area as well her Attwater cousins formerly from Cooma, Peter, Julie, Lindy, Matthew and Louise.
- Peter Attwater