Prior to her retirement she was the Director of Social Services at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale and was a supervisor of outpatient services at Payne Whitney Clinic of New York Hospital. She received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and her Master’s of Social Work from New York University.
During WWII she was the sole psychiatric caseworker responsible for psychiatric care at Gallinger Hospital (later District of Columbia General Hospital) in Washington, D.C. She also worked for Yonkers and Scarsdale Family Services.
After retiring, she was a volunteer at Purchase College in Harrison, a Board member of Human Development Services of Westchester and the Westchester Chamber Music Society.
She is predeceased by her loving husband, Dr. Arthur T. Jacobs, to whom she was married for 80 years. She is survived by sons Dr. John W. Jacobs (Dr. Vivian Diller) and Jeffrey F. Jacobs (Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs), six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.