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Nina Frances Jacobs

February 22, 1942 ~ December 26, 2017 (age 75)


Nina Jacobs was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Mr. and Mrs. John Hall Jacobs on February 22,1942. She passed away in Napa CA on December 26, 2017. She received her education at Isidore Newman School, Tulane University, and Emory University where she attained a Masters of Library Science. Nina loved helping others and joined the Peace Corps where she was assigned to Brazil. Later she joined the Federal Library Service and served in South Korea and the DMZ as a civilian librarian. She continued her library profession at military bases in Puerto Rico and at Travis Air Force Base in California as Head Librarian. Traveling was a passion for Nina and she was fortunate to travel around the world and have so many wonderful experiences. She spoke five languages and loved using them at every opportunity. She met Lt. Col. Fred Miller while working at Travis AFB; they married and lived in Vacaville, then San Francisco, CA., until moving to Napa where they continued their professions as veterinarian and librarian. After the passing of Fred and her retirement from Travis Air Force Base as Head Librarian, she continued to be an integral part of the Napa community. She worked for the Napa County Board of Education and was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church Napa where she led several book discussion groups and catalogued and maintained the church library. The church is where she met Tom Craft; they married in November 2013. Together they enjoyed many travel adventures visiting family and friends across the country and the world. Nina cherished all of her many friends and relatives. Nina is survived by Tom Craft and his children: Lisa, Colin, Laurie and Caren, their children: Jonathan, Alyssa, Sean, Ryan, Cody, Canyon and Jacy and three great grandchildren Erika, Olive and Caelum. She is also survived by Fred’s children: Julie, Laura and Patrick and their children: Lily, Kristen and Liam. A celebration of Nina’s life will be held at First Presbyterian Church Napa on Saturday January 13, 2017 at 11:00am. Memorial donations can be made to the Napa County Library, the First Presbyterian Church Napa or the Napa SPCA.

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