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Kathleen Ann ("Kateri") Jacobs

Kathleen Ann ("Kateri") Jacobs, 74, of Cook Farm Lane, Akwesasne, passed away after complications from an ongoing illness early Tuesday afternoon, November 7, 2023.

Kateri was a woman who enjoyed life and knowing everything that was going on around her. She was affectionately known by her family as the "Cook Farm Lane Inspector", if it was happening on Cook Farm Lane, she knew about it.

She was a woman of many talents including Lacrosse Stick Lacer for many area lacrosse players, a talented quilt maker creating beautiful quilts to keep everyone warm, from newborn babies to elders laps. In recent years she tried her hand at making soup bowl holders, purses, table runners and any other creative idea that she crossed in her internet or craft fair journeys.

After graduating Salmon River Central in 1967 and earning various Certificates in Transportation and Business Management through the University of Guelph, St. Lawrence College and Paul Smiths College, Kateri worked many jobs including Cleaning Crew, Reception and Archive Technician at Indian Time Newspaper, School Caretaker for the Kanatakon School, Meal Delivery for the Saint Regis Mohawk Senior Citizens, Bus Driver and later Bus Supervisor for the Akwesasne Mohawk Board of Education retiring in December 2004; she later became Dispatcher for the Akwesasne Mohawk Police. Kateri also served on the Mohawk Indian Housing Corp. Board of Directors for a short period.

Kateri enjoyed spending time, a good meal and a good laugh with family and the many friends she made watching softball, playing bingo, traveling, and volunteering her time cooking and joining in the various activities with the guys and gals at the Snye Recreation Center and also hanging with at Akwesasne Homemakers in Snye collecting for Death Benefits. Kateri was a member of the Akwesasne Death Benefits.

Kateri will be dearly missed by her children Jonas "Jake" and Jocelyn "Tootsie", both of Akwesasne, beloved grandchildren Kode and Kiera; along with her godchildren John Jacobs and Christine Caldwell. Kateri is also survived by several chosen children, Melissa Thompson and Patrick Jacobs.

Also surviving are four brothers, William Cook, Jr., Joseph (Shawna), Bernard (Valerie), Mitchell (Christie) and two sisters, Sandra Cook and Cecelia Mitchell (Randy), all of Akwesasne; and sister-in-law, Mary Oakes, along with many, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, David "Chuggo" Jacobs; a daughter, June Jacobs; her parents William and Freda (Hoh) Cook, two sisters, Linda King and Helen Cook-Lazore; a niece, Melissa King and nephews, Charles Cook, Allen King and Landon Cook; Mother and Father-In-Law, Anne and Jonas Jacobs as well as brothers-in-law George, Mike, Basil Joe and Alfred and sisters-in-law Harriet, Louise and Cecelia.

Calling hours will be held at Kateri's home on Cook Farm Lane beginning Monday, November 13, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at the Saint Regis Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to an Akwesasne Organization of their choice.


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