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Ethel Jacobson; Author and Leader in the Arts in Orange County

Ethel Jacobson, 91, who wrote more than 6,000 verses, 100 articles and six books, including two about cats. A native of Paterson, N.J., Mrs. Jacobson spent most of her life in Fullerton, where she was recognized in 1984 as a leader in the arts by the North Orange County YWCA. One of her most popular published works was a 1972 book titled “The Cats of Sea-Cliff Castle.” The book described how wealthy residents of Corona del Mar care for homeless cats in their neighborhood, often providing them catered meals. In Fullerton on Friday.


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