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June M. (Matracht) Jacobs

November 28, 1933 ~ November 14, 2018 (age 84)

June M. Jacobs 84, of Albuquerque New Mexico, passed away November 14, 2018.  She is survived by sisters Florence Leiman and Cherie Matracht, sons Eric, Richard, and Michael; daughter in law Merry; Jacobs, granddaughter Jordan Jacobs; and nieces Amy and Lori Rosenberg.  June was preceded in death by her parents and former husband, Harvey Jacobs.

Born November 28, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York to Marion and Herbert Matracht,  June was the oldest of three sisters. Growing up, June was very smart and always loved to read.  As a young adult, June tutored young men who wanted to go to medical school.  With her help, every young man she tutored was accepted into medical school.  June wanted to go to medical school as well but wasn't accepted as a Jewish woman. Later she was advised to major in dentistry.

June attended New York University as a dental major.  There, she met her husband Harvey Jacobs.  They married in 1955.  In 1958 their first son Michael was born.  In 1960 their second son, Richard was born.  In late 1960 the family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where she lived for the remainder of her life. In 1965 their youngest son Eric was born.  In the 1970’s June began working in the automobile industry.  She started her career at Courtesy Dodge and finished her career at Lee Galles Oldsmobile. June was one of the two first females to work in the automobile industry in Albuquerque. 

After she retired, June's interests included spending time with family and friends, watching game shows, and most of all reading.  June was an avid reader, who was able to finish up to two books each week.  For many years June was a part of the Wonderful Wednesday group at the JCC  which she thoroughly enjoyed. June was very social, generous, considerate, and a great friend to many.   As a loving mother, grandmother, and aunt, she will be dearly missed.

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