Plane Crash Victims Memorial Set

 A memorial service will be held April 4 at the Pacific Union  College Church in Angwin for a St. Helena family killed in a plane crash in  Montana on Sunday.
Dr. Erin Jacobson, 36, an ophthalmologist with the Eye Care Center  of Napa Valley and St. Helena Hospital, his wife Amy and their children  Taylor, 4, Ava, 3, and Jude, 2, were among 14 people from three families who  died when the plane crashed in Holy Cross Cemetery short of a runway at Bert  Mooney Airport in Butte. Seven children under age 10 died in the crash.

The families were heading to a ski vacation in Bozeman but the  pilot of the 10-seat, Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop plane, Bud  Summerfield, 65, of Redlands, diverted to Butte for unknown reasons. The  National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Erin and Amy Jacobson, Brent and Kristin Ching of Chico and  Michael and Vanessa Pullen of Galt, who also died in the crash, attended or  graduated from Pacific Union College.

Pacific Union College President Richard Osborn said the college is  deeply saddened by the tragedy and is praying for the victims' families.

"This is a very personal tragedy for Pacific Union College and our  local community. All but one of the adults on board the plane attended PUC,  and there are many on our campus who remember them as students. Our alumni  also are grieving this loss, as are many in the St. Helena and Angwin  communities who knew and loved the Jacobson family," Osborn said in a  statement.

Those wishing to send flowers to the memorial service should  contact Tesoro Flowers at (707) 963-3316.

Copyright BAYCN - Bay City News
Contact Us