Loren Arthur Jacobson

Loren Arthur Jacobson

Loren Arthur Jacobson died Dec. 26, 2018. He was 80 years old.

Jacobson was born Aug. 20, 1938, in St. Peter, Minnesota, the son of Loraine K. Hansen and Arthur L. Jacobson. As the family moved, he attended school in Seattle; Limerick, Ireland; Billings, Montana; and graduated from high school in Great Falls, Montana. Upon receiving an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant, he attended Dartmouth College, graduating in 1960.  He received a master's degree in ceramics engineering in 1962 from the University of California, Berkeley.

In 1982 he was hired by Lawrence Livermore National Lab where for several years he did intelligence work, analyzed material samples and continued research on beryllium and its alloys. In 1986 Director Sig Hecker hired him at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL). He retired from LANL in 2003. In the years since, Jacobson taught metallurgy, engineering and physics courses during most fall semesters at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Jacobson is survived by his loving family: wife, Linda Goodman of Santa Fe; daughter, Barbara Jacobson of London; sister, Margaret Coxwell of Santa Fe; grandson, Nathan Jacobson of Melbourne, Australia. His warm, generous, loving spirit will be deeply missed.

No funeral or memorial service is planned, at his request. The Los Alamos Choral Society, however, will dedicate their Winter Concert, scheduled for 4 p.m., Feb. 17, to his memory. Thanks are given to Drs. Ana Gleisner, Lisa Robles, Philip Shields, Matthew Jackson and Karen Lorusso; nurse Neil Morrison; the staff at Casa Real, Legacy Hospice; and Rivera Funeral Home. In his memory donations may be made to any charity of choice.