Celebrating the life of Jacqueline Jean Mildice
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Jackie’s story began on July 29, 1952, born to Wilford Gene Golding (who cleared the path for her) and Virginia Mae (Bope) Vogel. Her little sister Carrie Trent-Kuchel (James) came along in 1961. She grew up on a farm, enjoying showing beef cattle at the Starke County Fair and playing the clarinet in the marching band at North Judson-San Pierre High School.
Upon graduating from High School in 1970, she married her lifetime love, Anthony Victor Mildice on September 12th of the same year. In 1975, they had their first child Genelle Ann Hewlett (Keith) and in 1977 Anthony Victor Mildice Jr. (Mary). As a family they enjoyed camping throughout Indiana at various State Parks, vacationing in Wisconsin for fishing trips and spending time with family. Jackie always looked forward to, and cherished family get togethers.
Jackie worked for Marshall-Starke Head Start for 34 years as a Health Nutrition Manager and Site Supervisor. She was very dedicated to her career and the friendships formed between herself and her co-workers.
Her marriage to Tony was such a beautiful example to her children and those around them of the meaning of true love. They enjoyed taking rides in their old cars and sitting on their front porch on nice days, watching the birds and visiting with whomever may stop by. Their favorite place to visit was Mackinac Island where they recently took a horse and buggy tour learning the history of the island. They also enjoyed the Annual Newport Hill Climb and going to the Trail of Courage as a family each year. Jackie always looked forward to the chicken and noodles and an apple dumpling.
Jackie was a dedicated mother and treasured her granddaughters; Madeline Mae Hewlett, Kylee Grace Mildice and Sophia Rose Hewlett. When they were little she enjoyed teaching them how to bake and cook by pulling chairs up to the counter. Each year for their birthday they would spend the day with their Mema, going to lunch and shopping for anything they wanted. Mema was meticulous for choosing meaningful gifts for her girls, that they will now treasure. She had a particular saying of loving them to the moon and back that they will forever hold dear.
Jackie’s family and friends will never forget the strength and dignity that she carried throughout her illness. She fought so hard and never gave up. In honor of Jackie’s style; anyone who had ever given her anything would receive a written thank you card in the mail immediately. So, thank you for all of the cards, flowers, phone calls and food deliveries and love that you gave to her and her family. Per Jackie’s request, private family services were held, with a Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
Until we meet again, fly high little bluebird....
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