Bobby Allen Jacobson passed away in his home on November 13, 2023 after a long battle with the side effects of diabetes. Bobby was born in Havre, Montana on March 24, 1952 to John and Loraine (Swank) Jacobson. He grew up and, from the stories, had many fun adventures and caused general chaos with his brothers, cousins and friends in Chester, Montana. He attended Chester High School and worked on several farms in the area in his midteens before breaking out in the oil field when he was 18 after a summer working on a custom harvest crew from Oklahoma to Montana.
The oil field brought Bobby lots of joy. He loved working on and manipulating the machines that provided the country that he loved with the oil and gas it so desperately needed. Bobby married Vicky Lynn Bullock on April 2, 1977 and adopted her daughter Chastity Hope to become his own later that year.
The couple moved to Sterling, Colorado because of a promotion working for Lyons Oil Field Services. That is where they made a life for a couple decades and had two children, Bryce in 1978 and Brant in 1983. Later working for Allison Brothers Drilling for many years and companies like Caza Drilling and Kenting Apollo.
Kenting Apollo in fact sold to Caza Drilling and Bobby was fortunate enough to work on a contract in LaBarge, Wyoming to drill a bunch of wells during a boom in the mid 90s. He literally found his home. He loved the people of LaBarge, he enjoyed the life in LaBarge, and he relocated his then wife and youngest son there and bought a house with some land in 1997. He was elected to the town council in LaBarge, which became one of his true joys. In LaBarge, he was able to be himself and gather a bunch of what other people would call junk, but which he really enjoyed; seemingly cataloged precisely in his mind, organized by size and type inside several sheds next to his garage which acted as his workshop for various projects he enjoyed working on.
With the USA being an important part of his life, the run for President of Donald Trump became an important part of his life. Trump, eventually elected, was a bright spot of hope and great interest to him. From wearing his MAGA hat and watching Fox News to his many, many Facebook posts, it was clear that he was determined to learn the latest information on our country and the actions of those elected.
After retirement he was able to enjoy several trips to see his grandchildren and his family and friends in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming.
Bobby J is survived by his oldest Brother Billy, to whom he looked up to very much and Billy’s three children Tesha, Casey and Kayla and their grandchildren in Northwestern Wyoming; his children, Brant (Amanda) Jacobson and their children Aiden, Karlee and Blake of Williston, North Dakota; Chastity (Stewart) Farris of Eaton, Colorado, and their daughter Hope. Bryce Jacobson of Sheridan, Wyoming and his two children Peyton and Bayley.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father and brothers Gordon and Timothy. In his last days he would mention that he was sure his mom would to greet him at the pearly gates, he always had a deep adoration of his mother.
Crematin has taken place and no services will be held at this time.