Barbara A. Crowley Jackovich, 80, a retired aerospace secretary, died of cardiopulmonary arrest in Mountain Home, May 19, 2011, at the residence of her daughter, Linda L. Davis.
She will be interred at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif., with her husband of 54 years, Roy M. Jackovich.
Barbara was born in Logan, Mont., on March 25, 1931, to Marcus and Antoinette Crowley, the sixth of nine children. A 1949 graduate of Roundup High School (Mont.), she married her childhood sweetheart in 1951 and they moved to Coos Bay, Ore., where their five children were born: Karen Jackovich Goldstein; Jacci M. Morrow; Linda L. Davis; Tonisa A. Sveinson; and Robert R. Jackovich. They then moved to southern California (Westminster and Corona) and most recently, Barbara moved to Mountain Home.
While an executive secretary (Garden Grove PD; Orange County Probation; McDonnell Douglas; Boeing and Bijan) was her official profession, Barbara was most known by friends and family for her musical career as a bass guitarist and gifted vocalist. Always open to an impromptu jam session, she was one of the first people to make Karaoke part of any Jackovich gathering.
As a member of the Inland Empire Jazz Club, she wowed crowds with her signature "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "All of Me" renditions at the Riverside Elk Club for many years.
Barbara is survived by her five children and seven grandchildren: Christine and Steven Morrow; Nicholas Russell; Alexander Goldstein; Michael and Brianna Sveinson; and Melody Jackovich; her sisters: Kay; Eugenia; Elizabeth; and Therese; her three son-in-laws: Timothy Morrow; Brian
Sveinson and Charles Goldstein.
You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person....
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Horizon Home Health & Hospice, Inc., 1310 American Legion Blvd, Mountain Home, ID 83647.