Our feisty and bright mom and grandmother, Annie Jo Krivokapich, passed away on August 1, 2021, 13 years to the date her beloved husband of 59 years Bosko Krivokapich passed away. At 97 she led a full life and less than a week before her passing was quick to tease and still got dressed up to go for dinner.
Annie Jo was born on January 30th, 1924, in Higgins and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree and two Master's Degrees, Counseling and Library Science. She married Bosko on June 5th, 1948 and went on to have four children, Dennie, Amanda, Gary and Pete, who she loved dearly.
A long-time resident of Farmington, she spent over 60 years in education, retiring at the age of 78. She was a schoolteacher, librarian and adult educator.
Along with her passion for education, Annie embraced an entrepreneurial spirit. She was a stewardess, owner of a Native American jewelry business and went on to pass her securities exam and earn her real estate license. Just for the enjoyment of it.
She was a renaissance woman ahead of her time.
She stood no taller than 5'1 at her peak but her presence took up a room.
Despite marrying Bosko in 1948, she met the first love of her life at the age of 3. She had a love for reading and books that was unmatched.
She was a phenomenally talented artist but also made killer cinnamon rolls, fried chicken and meatloaf.
She never shied from hard work but always did it with nails and hair done with a killer outfit and jewelry.
She was an advocate for women's rights before it was the thing to do.
She had zingers but did so with class and etiquette. Always a Please and a Thank You.
She kept an immaculate garden but keeping house was just not her thing.
She was a swimmer at the age of 70 and was always there to tell her grandkids to drink their milk.
She was a fur mama to many dogs and cats (It's been rumored she has given away over 125 kittens) and loved feeding the birds.
She was gracious. She was kind. She was funny. She was loved.
She is preceded in death by her husband Bosko Krivokapich, who she stood by his side for many years as his medical advocate. Her legacy she leaves behind is four children, Dennie Krivokapich, Gary (Tony) Krivokapich, Pete (Leona) Krivokapich and Amanda (Sam) Hewes; 6 grandchildren, Holly Krivokapich, Brent Krivokapich, Brian Hewes, Nathan Hewes, Stephen Hewes, Marie Patterson.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to San Juan Animal League.
Memorial will be Friday, August 6th at 10:00 a.m. at Cope Memorial Chapel.