Went home to be with the Lord on December 30, 2012, she was a Colorado Springs resident for more than fifty years. She was born on September 9, 1916 in Grand Rapids Michigan to the union of andrew and Margaret Jedrezak both parents preceded her in death also her husband Eddie Rakestraw, daughter Joyce Rakestraw and granddaughter Denise Long. She enjoyed working on her garden, traveling and family gatherings. She leaves to cherish her memory; her daughter Joan Knight, sibblings Marcella Mason, Tony Jedrezak, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and eight great great-grandchildren. As well as a host of other relatives and loved ones. Visitation will be from 9:00am to 10:00am with a funeral service to follow at 10:00am, Monday January 7, 2013 at Angelus Funeral Directors, 1104 S. Circle Drive, Internment Fort Logan National Cemetary, Denver, CO.
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Published in The Gazette on Jan. 3, 2013