COLUMBIA — Jacquelyn Bilsborrow Straub, 70 years old passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Lenoir Woods in Columbia, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – 904 Old 63 N on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am and the funeral at 12:00 pm. A short service will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Jacque was born on March 12, 1943 in Denver, Colorado. She was a daughter, a sister, a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, and a friend. Jacque was selfless and thoughtful, devoted and resolute. Her heart was full of joy when she was home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and when she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Jacque dedicated her career to education, working at The University of Missouri, The Missouri Department of Education, and retiring from The United States Department of Education in 2009. In her private time she baked homemade bread, knitted delicate quilts, and sleuthed the family genealogy.
Jacque was preceded in death by her waiting parents, George and Genevieve Bilsborrow. She is survived by three children, David Straub, Scott Straub and Lynette Straub, as well as four grandchildren, Brittany Teeuwe, Preston Hall, Brenden Straub, and Charlotte Brook Straub. She is also survived by her brother, George Bilsborrow.