MILAN, Italy – Jacqueline Hunt Lovett of Greensboro, Vt. and Bonita Springs, Fla., died suddenly and peacefully Tuesday, July 13, in Milan, Italy.
Daughter of Ray and Ruth Hunt, Jackie was born April 10, 1948, in Chicago, Ill. She was a graduate of Proviso West High School and Western Illinois University. Professionally she worked as a systems engineer at United Airlines and IBM and, after the birth of her daughter in 1989, an IBM consultant. She reminisced fondly of her travel adventures with her mother and friends using United Air passes.
Jackie is survived by her husband of 34 years, Rick Lovett, daughter Beth Lovett and her husband Davide Nesa of Milan, Italy, brother Ron Hunt and his wife Betsy Hunt of Wheaton, Ill., sister Joan Hunt of Worcester, Mass., and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jackie and Rick were residents of Upper Arlington, Ohio, for 30 years before retiring to Florida in 2013. In Columbus she particularly enjoyed her women’s bowling league and was active as a board member and volunteer with the Columbus Museum of Art, Children’s Hospital, Unverferth House and Covenant Presbyterian Church.
After Rick’s early retirement from banking, they restored and remodeled many century-old homes in the Upper Arlington neighborhood of Columbus. Jackie had a natural talent for developing the floor plans and loved designing the kitchens and bathrooms.
Jackie cherished her time in Greensboro each year and despite not visiting until she met Rick, her love for Greensboro was genuine and deep. In Greensboro, she was a member of Mountain View Country Club, Greensboro United Church of Christ and the Greensboro Walking Ladies and an active volunteer with Greensboro Summer Music and the Greensboro Free Library.
Jackie loved entertaining and was the happiest when her house was full of family and friends. She was a compassionate, loving, caring person and was rarely seen without an enormous smile on her face. Her greatest joy was her family and she proudly celebrated her daughter’s wedding the weekend before her death.
All are welcome to attend a graveside memorial service on August 12, at 3 p.m., at the Lincoln Noyes Cemetery, Greensboro, with a reception to follow at Mountain View Country Club.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Greensboro United Church of Christ or to the Greensboro Free Library.