Josephine Jackson Obituary, Josephine Jackson has passed away peacefully

Josephine Jackson Obituary

Josephine Jackson Obituary, Death : Josephine Jackson passed away on June, 5, 2021, at the age of 97. Josephine (aka) Josie, Mom, and Nana, was born in San Pedro on Sept 29 1923 to Anton and Yurka (Furcic) Gasperov. She was the 3rd of 5 children born to them.

She attended Barton Hill Elementary, Dana Junior High, and graduated from San Pedro High School in 1942. She met Ted Jackson that year and they married on Sept. 17th, 1942. Ted was in the service, so they traveled. In 1949 their daughter Joette was born and 5 years later Michele was born.

Mom went to Beauty school but mostly was a stay at home mom. In 1985 Joette died of cancer. Josie worked for the cruise lines and was shore personnel and supervisor. She was fortunate to travel Europe and many states. She belonged to Peck Park Seniors and traveled with them too.

Ted passed in 2006 and then she started to travel with Michele and her husband Allie. She was a wonderful grandmother to Shannon Nichols (Chris) and Scott fox. She was the best great-grandmother to Joelle, Jordyn, Jaycie, Lily, Cali, and Mason. She loved teaching her grandkids Croatian. She didn’t have a mean bone in her body and was loved and liked by all.

In her last years she loved working her word search books and visiting on the phone with friends. She was preceded in death by Ted and Joette. Parents and brothers and sisters. Anton & Yurka Gasperov and Mary Vilicich.

She is survived by Michele and Alliegrandkids. And Shanon (Chris), Scott Fox and 6 great grandkis Joelle, Jordyn, Jayce, Lily, Cali, and Mason.

In lieu of flowers if you would like to donate, donations are going to Joette Lavarini Scholarship Fund at Cal State Dominguez Hills 1000 E. Victoria Street WH 425 B, Carson, CA 90747.

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