Mary Jacqueline Hargrove Brooks Rothe

Mary Jacqueline

Hargrove Brooks Rothe "Jackie"

Jackie Rothe died Thursday, January 17, 2013, in Pensacola. She was 70.

She was born March 07, 1942, to Jack and Mary (Clements) Hargrove in Opp, Alabama. She spent her younger years traveling throughout the South with the portable skating rink her father managed. She attended numerous elementary schools during this period, maintaining good grades, as she did throughout her school years at Brentwood Middle School and Tate High School and through college and graduate school, obtaining an A.A. Degree from Pensacola Junior College, a B.A. and Master's Degree in Communication Arts from the University of West Florida.

Mrs. Rothe worked for the Sarasota Herald Tribune for a year then was hired by the Pensacola News Journal, where she worked from December 1969 until retirement in 1994. She was reporter, editor and Managing Editor of the News until its merger with the Journal. She continued to work for the News Journal as reporter, editor and editorial writer until retirement. She was also editor of the Gulf Breeze Sentinel for a year.

Mrs. Rothe was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Mary Hargrove of Pensacola; her first husband, Staff Sergeant Jimmie Lynn Brooks (KIA Vietnam); sister, Sandra Hargrove Porter of Ft. Worth, TX; grandson, David Lee Law of Pensacola; mother-in-law, Willie Bell Salter of Cottage Hill; brothers-in-law, Neil and Clif Salter of Cottage Hill and nephew, Chris Porter of Fort Worth, TX.

Mrs. Rothe is survived by her long-time sweetheart and husband, Glenn Lee Rothe, Sr.; their children, Glenn Lee Rothe, Jr. (Janice), Terral Lynn Brooks, Linda Rothe Seitz, Donna Rothe Baisden (Rick), and James Daily Rothe, all of Pensacola; Cynthia Ann Rothe Peacock (Warren) of Seminole, AL and Donna Brooks Fullerton (Mark) of Hampton Roads, VA; brother, David Hargrove (Patty) of Gulf Breeze, FL; sister-in-law, Carolyn Salter Fenton (Harry) and brother-in-law, Donald Salter (Kaye) both of Pace; grandchildren, Anthony Forgey of Charlottesville, VA, Justin Rothe of Seminole, AL, Adam Forgey of Virginia Beach, VA, Kevin Rothe of Pensacola, Jamie Brooks Shaffer (Chris) of Byron Center, MI, Daniel Seitz (Breezie) of Pensacola, FL, James Seitz of Pensacola, Michael Seitz of Pensacola, Danny Rothe of Hampton Roads, VA; two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Jan. 20, 2013