Donald Turner Jacobsen

March 19, 1948 - October 5, 2020

Donald Turner Jacobsen, 72, a resident of Cape Coral, Florida since 2010, formerly of Tulsa, OK, passed away Monday October 5, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born March 19, 1948 in San Francisco, CA where he was lovingly raised by Harold and Mary Jacobsen, now deceased.

He is survived by his two loving daughters, Janessa Jacobsen (Greg Matchett) and Carlie Blanchard (Ryan) of Denver, CO; one sister, Kristine Keller of La Grande, OR; as well as two grandsons, Turner Blanchard and Hudson Matchett.

Donald was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. After honorably serving his Country, he moved to Steamboat Springs, CO where he “worked to play” before returning to college and completing his Accounting degree at Colorado State University. His career in the Oil and Gas Industry eventually led him to move his family to Tulsa where he helped build Ward Gas Marketing. He retired from OneOK and successfully founded and sold his own Oil and Gas company to enjoy retirement in Florida. 

Known as Jake to many of his close friends and family, his favorite pastimes were hanging out with his best buddy Lucy (Labrador Retriever) and taking his fishing boat out on the Gulf Coast. He loved his daughters and grandsons more than anything, but his dogs weren’t too far behind – he never met a Lab he didn’t like! 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate in his name to Lab Rescue of Florida where he adopted his beloved Lab, Lucy.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Dave and Darla Presley Oct 13, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Our hearts are with the family. Don was a kind man. He loved life and his family. Rest In Peace Don.

  2. Susan Manning Oct 16, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss and we know Don will be missed by all who knew him. It was an honor to work with Don at Ward Gas Marketing/ ONEOK. Don was very well liked by everyone who met him. There will never be another company like WGM & the small group of people who worked there will always cherish the hard work, the great times and the friendships we established. Don was instrumental in the success of the company which was later acquired by ONEOK. He was liked by everyone he met & was one of the “luckiest guys” in his picks in the Fantasy Football League. However, he loved his 2 “girls” the most in life & was so proud of both of you. May God comfort you in your loss.

  3. JoLynne Bruno Nov 23, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Our prayers go out for your loss. Don was a wonderful man and a great boss.. He worked hard, but lived to have fun. He was always so proud of you girls, and talked about you all the time. He will be missed by many.

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