Amanda N. Jovovich

Bainbridge Island resident Amanda N. Jovovich, 88, died Jan. 30 at Horizon House in Seattle.

She was born Jan. 25, 1914 in Veteran, Nev. to Joe and Maria (Bokovinsky) Nicksich. She grew up in the small mining town of Ruth, Nev. From age 10 she was raised by Mike and Helen Evasovic, who cared for her after the death of her parents.

While attending Fresno State College, she met and later married John Jovovich, her husband of 66 years. She resided for most of her adult life in San Francisco, where she was a homemaker. She also turned her interest in fabrics into a career in the retail linen business, dividing her time between family and her job at G.E.T. in San Francisco. She retired at 62.

She enjoyed gardening and travel, journeying to Australia, the South Pacific and her cultural homeland of Yugoslavia.

In 1990, she and her husband relocated to Bainbridge Island, where she devoted herself to caring for her husband and her new home, and being near her granddaughter.

She is survived by her husband John of Bainbridge Island; son Robert (Kathie) Jovovich of San Francisco; two daughters, Julie Stone of Bainbridge Island and Susan Kerr of Friday Harbor; Mike Evasovic of Reno, Nev.; and granddaughter Kate Stone of Bainbridge.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Andy Loukianoff.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at Kass Funeral Home. A memorial reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. at the Jovovich home, 901 Lovell NW. She will be buried in the Serbian Cemetery in Colma, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis or the Muscular Distrophy associations. Arrangements are directed by Kass Funeral Home.