Jacqueline Cozad passed away peacefully at her home on August 24, 2018. Jacqueline Ginette Germane Louise Bert was born in Paris, France on September 20, 1924 to Gaston and Germane Miniere and joined an older brother Jacque. At age 9, she lost both parents and was then raised by a great-aunt. During World War II Jackie met and fell in love with an American Army soldier named Kenneth Cozad. After facing many difficult legalities Jackie arrived in Omaha where she and Kenneth were married. Arriving in the Sandhills meant learning a new language and set of skills. The Cozad and O’Kief families patiently helped her assimilate to her new ranch life.
Jackie’s legacy includes: daughters, Linda (Bob) Murray and Nancy (Tim) Newman all of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Friday, August 31st at the Wood Lake Union Church in Wood Lake. Burial followed at Mount Hope Cemetery in Wood Lake, NE. Sandoz Chapel of the Pines in Valentine was in charge of service arrangements.