Memorial held in Iowa for former Valley resident Jacquelyn Christopher
September 4, 2012 · 11:06 AM
Jacquelyn “Jackie” Ann Christopher, formerly of the Valley, died Saturday, Aug. 25, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Jackie was born Aug. 18, 1944, to Roy and LaVonne (Friesleben) Christopher in Hartley, Iowa.
She married Gary Dean Specht in 1965. Jackie and her husband Gary owned an auto repair business in Duvall. She also worked at the Duvall Hardware and Lumber Store.
After Gary lost his life due to a boating accident in 1981, Jackie returned to Iowa.
Survivors include her son, Daniel Christopher, her daughters, Lynette Specht of Libby, Montana, Cathleen Hansen of West Des Moines, and Kristine (Chris) Karns of Anita; her grandchildren, Caitlan McCoy of Ankeny, Cassidy and Crystal McCoy of Libby, Mont., Michaela and Kyle and Cory Hansen of West Des Moines and Jordan Winther of Anita; her sister, Betty (Mike) Crabb of Missouri; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenny (Jolene) Specht of Paulina, Iowa, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A mass of Christian burial was held in Atlantic, Iowa, on Aug. 20. A private family burial followed.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to St’s Peter & Paul Catholic Church or your local Humane Society or animal shelter, in Jackie’s name.
Condolences may be left at www.hockenberryfamilycare.com
Hockenberry Family Care Funeral Home in Atlantic, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements.