Marieta Janet (Perkins) Jacobs, Peoria, Ariz., 97, passed away peacefully March 12, 2018 with her loving daughters by her side. On Oct. 12, 1920, she was the second of 11 children born to Lawrence and Gladys (George) Perkins of Belfast.

Rita graduated from Crosby High School in Belfast as a member of the class of 1938. She was predeceased by her parents; seven brothers: Newell (2016), Lindsey (1988), Raymond (1998), George (2010), Burton (2010), Earl (1977), Gerald "Pop" (1999), and Allen (1978); two sisters: Priscilla Sokolovich (2012) and Cora Parkinson (2017); four children: Sandra (1995), Gary (1945), Lawrence (2017), Robert (1998); and two grandchildren.

She is survived by her sister Florence (R. Bernard) Plourde of Bangor, and sister-in-law, Jaroslava "Jery" Perkins of Augusta; two daughters, Sharon Rice of Fitzgerald, Ga., and Marjorie (Richard) Pugh of Peoria, Ariz., with whom she made her home for the past 15 years; two sons, Lloyd (Sara) Jacobs of Westport Island, and Dale (Allison) Jacobs of Phippsburg; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. If you wish, a memorial contribution may be made to a charity of your choice.