Thursday, December 15, 2011

Catherine Eva Jakubowski

Catherine Eva (née Kasperek) Jakubowski , born June 26, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois, died at her home on December 12, 2011.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Jakubowski and her son Dennis.  She is survived by her son Bernard Jakubowski, daughter Charlene Lyford and her son-in-law Richard Lyford; her granddaughters: Kathy Jakubowski and Eva Lyford, and her great-grandchildren: Mary, Eric, Elliot and Oliver, and her great-great-grandchildren: Nathan and Mia.

Catherine lived in Chicago, Illinois until 1967. She was employed at Zenith Radio and after she retired she moved to Lake in the Hills, Illinois and was active in many community organizations. She was a founding member and long term president of both St. Margaret Mary Parish’s Forever Young Seniors and the Lake in the Hills Senior Citizens. In 1995 she became a full time resident of Houston where she resided with her son Bernard. She was an active member of Catholic Daughters where she ran the plant sale for the fall craft show at St. Luke’s, HUGS, The Fun Bunch, South Belt/Ellington Chamber of Commerce, AARP Chapter 4341, and the Red Hat Chapter:  Le Chapeau Rouge.

Catherine was always delighted to have such close friends from these associations and very much enjoyed her outings with her friends. Her family is grateful that so many of her friends also visited during her final illness. She loved gardening, reading biographies, playing Bunco, Tripoli and poker and dining at local restaurants.

Visitation is Thursday, December 15, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, with a Rosary being prayed at 7:00 pm at Niday Funeral Home on Beamer Road.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am Friday, December 16, at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, 11011 Hall Road in Houston.  Catherine will be placed to rest with her husband and son at St. John’s Cemetery in Fox River Grove, Illinois.