Tabernash resident Jeanette Iacovetto passes away
Jeanette Lucille Compagno Iacovetto received her angel wings on Monday, December 7, 2009 surrounded by family and friends. She fought a 7-year battle with cancer with courage, fortitude, and dignity. Her attitude during these difficult times was an inspiration to all who encountered her along this journey.
Jeanette was born in Lehi, Utah on February 11, 1944 to Joseph and Beatrice (Pacheco) Compagno. When she was still an infant, the family moved back to Tabernash, Colorado where she would live most of her life. She graduated from Middle Park High School in Granby in 1962 and attended a business college in Denver after her graduation.
She married Gary Iacovetto on August 22, 1964 in Grand Lake, Colorado. She became pregnant with twins shortly before Gary was deployed to Vietnam, but suffered a miscarriage while he was away. In 1968, she gave birth to a healthy son, Troy Houston, and another son, Clinton Levi, joined their family in 1970.
Jeanette worked at various banks in Grand and Routt Counties during her life, and at the Tabernash Post Office for a while, but believed her work as a stay-at-home mom until her boys were grown, was her most rewarding job.
After being married for nearly 25 years, she and Gary were divorced. A short time later her only grandchild, Tyler, was born and her life was renewed.
Jeanette became a master at any craft she attempted and received many awards at County Fairs across Colorado. Her hobbies included her crafts, collecting Indian memorabilia, taking rides in the country (mostly on the lookout for outhouses!), and spending time laughing with family and friends.
She was lovingly known by her family as Aunt Jan, Jacket, and J’Nett. She will be remembered most for her smile, laughter, and sense of humor, her attitude and endurance during her illness, and for having the most beautiful fingernails in the world!
She was preceded in death by both parents, her only sister, Loretta, her twin babies, all of her grandparents, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is survived by her two sons, Troy (Rhonda) and Clint Iacovetto, all of Tabernash, and one grandson, Tyler, of San Marcos, Texas.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff and the social worker at Kremmling Memorial Hospital and the entire staff of Heart of the Mountains Hospice for their loving kindnesses and caring attentiveness to all of Jeanette’s needs during her extended stay in their care.
A Catholic Funeral Mass in her memory will be scheduled for sometime in January. Dates and details will be published at that time.
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