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Florence 'Pug' Ella Lanouette

Oct 30, 2012 - Staff

Florence "Pug" Ella Lanouette Jacobs, of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. She was 82 years old.

A celebration of life was Saturday, Oct. 20, at Mt. Hope Chapel in Lander.

Florence Lanouette was born May 8, 1930, in Pennington County, S.D., the youngest daughter of Frank and Mable (Anderson) Lanouette.

She grew up in the Custer, S.D., and Moon, S.D., area and graduated from Custer High School in 1948. As a teen she lived in the look-out fire tower in Summit, S.D. Her father was employed by the forest service.

After she graduated from high school she attended Green Beauty College in Rapid City, S.D., and pursued a lifelong career as a hair stylist, beauty shop worker and salon owner.

She married Donald Eugene Jacobs on April 9, 1950, in Custer, S.D.

She spent several years living in the oil field towns of Montana and Wyoming as she and her husband traveled for work. They arrived in the Lander area in 1953. She worked at Irene's Style Salon, the Lovely Lady James & Company and Headlines.

Later she and her husband opened Jake's Wild Game Meat Processing on Main Street in Lander, which they ran for 15 years. She often cut hair by day and meat by night.

Her family said she enjoyed the outdoors, cooking, family gatherings and friends and was a true blessing to her family, which always came first.

She is survived by her son, Randy and his wife Roi Delene Jacobs of Lander; daughters Peggy and her husband Bill Humphrey of Lander and Patricia and her husband Mark Keiser of Atlantic City; six grandchildren, Sunny, Graham, Tatum, Justus, TJ and Cache; five great-grandchildren, Samuel, Isa, Tucker, Beckham and Sufjan; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in February; parents Frank and Mable; and siblings Juanita, May, Wally, Hugo and Victor.

The family is requesting that donations be made to the Lander Senior Center.

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