Jacklyn “Jackie” Love ….
Jacklyn “Jackie” Love
Jacklyn “Jackie” Love was born in Long Beach, California, on July 21, 1959, to parents Jack and Patricia Kogok. Jackie had two children, Timothy and Amber.
Jackie graduated from Brethren High School and worked as a phlebotomist at the V.A. before attending California State University Long Beach, where she obtained her master’s degree. She taught for 30 years in the Long Beach Unified School District, ending her career in 2023 at Minnie Gant Elementary School. She was beloved by staff, students, and parents.
She was passionate about traveling and making new memories. She never wanted to go to the same place twice. She had the unique privilege of having been to all seven continents, 80 different countries and all 50 states.
When she wasn’t teaching or traveling, she enjoyed dancing, baking and spending time with her family. She loved Jesus and fellowship with others.
Jackie was a proud daughter, mother and grandmother. She leaves behind her mother, her two children, Timothy Lesen and Amber Hogate; their spouses Lisa and Josh; and five grandsons: Landon, Benjamin, Beau, Beckett, and Colt.
She was preceded in death by her brother David in 1986 and her father Jack in 2016.
Jackie Bravely fought pancreatic cancer and was called home to heaven on March 31, 2023, with her mother, children and special family friends Sharon Norfles and Marilyn Jensen by her side.
Jackie was a member of First Christian Church in Leisure World. Her family offers thanks to Long Beach Memorial Hospital staff and Hollywood Hospice for their valiant efforts, comfort and care.
Jackie’s celebration of life will be held on June 3, 2023, in Clubhouse 4, 1419 Northwood Road, Seal Beach, CA, 90740 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you donate to the Pancreatic Action Network at www.pancan.org.