Laura Lee MacGinitie Jaco

June 4, 1970August 31, 2013

Laura Lee Jaco, 43 of Lemoore, California passed away at her home on Saturday, August 31, 2013 suddenly and unexpectedly while she was preparing to go out for lunch with a friend. She was born on June 4, 1970 in Simi Valley, California to Larry R. & Ester (Velasquez) MacGinitie.

Laura grew up in Simi Valley where she attended elementary, middle school and high school. Some of her favorite passions in life and pass times were; listening to rock music and watching thriller-scary movies! Laura especially loved cats. She would even care for her friends’ animals while they were away on vacation on many occasions. Laura loved helping others, which would explain her devotion to the caretaking positions she had throughout her life as a Medical Assistant in Missouri and as a Residential Care Taker for the Developmentally Disabled, here in the valley and then later as a loving Homemaker. This vocation of care taking led her to help and serve her Heavenly Father on Sundays as a Primary School Teacher for 3 & 4 year olds at church, while attending services. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lemoore, California.

Laura was preceded in death by her beloved mother; Esther in 1987.

Laura will be deeply missed by all who knew her and whose lives she touched. Most of all her beloved parents; father, Larry R. MacGinitie & stepmother, Linda. Her dear sisters; Eileen Shine & husband TJ and Barbara Bessler & husband Terry. Her Niece, Allison C. Hodges & husband Sam along with their children; Damon & Zoe will never forget her. Her wonderful nephew, Michael C. Shine will always miss her. Some of Laura’s closest friends like family will also miss her greatly; Elizabeth Salazar, Bonnie Balcom, whom she called her “Mom”, Bonnie’s daughter, Jolene Ship, her “Sister” and Jolene’s daughter, Esiah Ship; her “Niece”. There are so many more to mention but these will truly never forget her!!!

A Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 a.m. all at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 800 E. Hanford-Armona Road, Lemoore, CA 93245.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service - Concludes Saturday, September 7, 2013

Laura Lee MacGinitie Jaco

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