Edda Duggan Jacobs, 89, a physical and occupational therapy administrator with the old Veterans Bureau and a longtime area resident, died Aug. 12 of arteriosclerosis at Georgetown University Hospital. She was a resident of Washington.
Mrs. Jacobs was a native of Irwinton, Ga. About 1912, she moved to Atlanta and worked for several years as a secretary. In 1917, she moved to Washington and joined the Veterans Bureau as a stenographer. The following year, she became an occupational therapist and worked at veterans hospitals in Baltimore and Washington.
Mrs. Jacobs became a physical and occupational therapy administrator in 1921 and transferred to a veterans hospital in New Mexico. She later served in the same capacity at other veterans hospitals elsewhere.
She left the Veterans Bureau in 1925 when she married John M. Jacobs.
Mrs. Jacobs was a member of the All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington and had been a board member of the board of the Florence Crittenton Home in Washington.
In addition to her husband, of Washington, survivors include two sons, John D., of Great Falls, and Charles D., of Largo, Fla.; three brothers, Sam Duggan of Moultrie, Ga., John Duggan of Tampa, Fla., and Dean Duggan of Atlanta, and three grandchildren.