Marland L."Marley" Jacobs
September 13, 1934 - May 5, 2011
Lifetime area resident, Marland Lloyd "Marley" Jacobs, died May 5, 2011, at
his home in Walla Walla. Marley was born September 13, 1934, in
New Rockford, North Dakota, to Melville and Hazel L. Kiehlow Jacobs. The
family moved to this area from North Dakota when he was an infant. He attended
Jefferson Elementary School and Walla Walla High School.
On September 4, 1953, he and Grace Phinney were married at the First Congregational
Church in Walla Walla. He became co-owner with his wife of Phinney Hatchery.
His hobbies included RVing, metal detecting, and especially photography.
He enjoyed taking pictures at the Elks Club as well as
at church. An extremely giving man, he always had a smile on his
face and a joke on his lips. He had coached "Pony" league baseball.
Marley was a member of the Walla Walla Valley Bowling
Association, the Amazing Grace Church of the Nazarene, and a
former member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge #287 of Walla Walla.
Survivors include his wife at their home; three daughters: Becky
Stull of Redlands, California; Kathy and her husband Brian Peters
and Connie and her husband Walt McElrath all of Walla
Walla; his brother, Art Jacobs of Grand Rapids, Michigan; six
grandchildren: Brandy Stull, Dana (Steve) Martin, Kimberly (Tyler)
Brown, Brianne Peters, Ryan Conner and Amanda Conner;
one great-granddaughter, Sarah Brown; and numerous nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, David Jacobs;
five brothers, and two sisters.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m., Monday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain
View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla,
Washington. The funeral service will be 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the Amazing
Grace Church of the Nazarene, 717 East Alder, Walla Walla, Washington.
Pastor Ron Alexander will officiate. Burial will be private at Blue Mountain
Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made
to the American Heart Association through the funeral home.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at