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Gene Lee Jacobs

October 28, 1964 — April 23, 2024

Pinehurst, Idaho


Gene Lee Jacobs, 59, of Pinehurst, Idaho, passed away on April 23, 2024. Gene was a beloved, husband, father, “Boppa”, and Pastor. He loved Jesus and longed for the day to be in His presence. We can only imagine the absolute joy and pure love he is now experiencing. 

On December 21st, 1991, Gene married Christy Lee Rowland and became a father to her five-year-old son Brandon. A few years later, on July 4th, 1994, Gene and Christy brought their daughter Elizabeth into the world. After his military career, Gene entered the cellular industry, building cell towers and installing 9-1-1 systems working for various telecommunications carriers. In 2004, he entered full-time ministry with Real Life Ministries Post Falls, later planting a Real Life church in the Silver Valley in 2007.

For the last 17 years, Gene was the Lead Pastor at Real Life Ministries Silver Valley, while coaching and training pastors in the United States and abroad. Gene committed his life to serving God and others, always willing to help in any way he could.

 Gene was an avid outdoorsman and loved anything with two wheels. He and a friend took a 50-mile walk in one day to celebrate his 50th birthday. Gene and Christy rode their bikes from Seattle to Portland in 2012, and he loved dirt biking with the Real Life Riders. He was a goofball to his core, who loved to tell dad jokes and verbally joust with anyone. He was fond of anything you could throw in a deep fryer, over-the-top action movies, and playing his guitar. He loved and was loved very deeply and carried many, many burdens for the Church and community. He touched the lives of countless people through his ministry work and is missed by many.

He is survived by his wife, Christy Jacobs; his son, Brandon Rowland; and his daughter, Elizabeth Hammer (Dallas). He was “Boppa” to one grandchild, Akasha Rowland. 

A celebration of Gene’s life will be on Saturday, May 11th, 2024, 10:00 am at Kellogg High School, 2 Jacobs Gulch Rd, Kellogg, ID, 83837. The family invites you to a reception immediately following the service, at Real Life Ministries Silver Valley, 708 N Division Street, Pinehurst, ID, 83850.

Memories of Gene and messages of condolence may be shared online with his family at Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the Jacobs family with arrangements. 
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