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.
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.