Darlene Dragica Jaksic Todorovich

June 26, 1940June 8, 2014

In lieu of flowers you may donate to USC Norris or St Sava Internal Fund, please reference bottom of obituary.

On June 8, 2014, Darlene Dragica Todorovich, ended her long heroic fight with cancer. Darlene was born Dragica Jaksic, on June 26, 1940 , in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She died in her home on June 8, 2014, surrounded by her family.

Darlene’s positive attitude, contagious spirit, perseverance, inner strength and extraordinary love of life helped her to survive three primary cancers and beat the odds of her prognosis for years. She was truly a remarkable woman with a rare work ethic and she was successful in all areas of her life. Darlene’s primary occupation was General Manager Plant Operations , in the specialty advertising industry. Darlene possessed a keen sense for business, she ran a balloon plant operation, worked in real estate and she balanced her work life by regularly volunteering and acting as a leader in the Serbian Orthodox Community. She was a combination of tough, compassionate and generous. She had a big heart. Darlene was a role model; an inspiration to her colleagues, friends and family. Most of all, Darlene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend and mentor. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and traveling. She will be missed by all who knew her. Darlene is survived by her husband Nickola Todorovich, daughter and son in law Gordana and Senad Vukotich, son Alex Todorovich grandson Denis Vukotich, granddaughter Natasha Todorovich, grandson Nick Todorovich and brother Dragoslav Jaskic with his family. May she rest in Peace. Memory Eternal.

Funeral Services: Interment

11:00 am 12:30pm

Saturday June 14, 2014 Saturday June 14, 2014

St Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral St Sava Serbian Orthodox Cemetary

1640 S San Gabriel Blvd. 4355 2nd Street

San Gabriel, CA 91776 E Los Angeles, CA 90022

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to :

Darlene Dragica Todorovich Cancer Research Fund" for the benefit of Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz's Cancer Research Program at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Gifts can be made payable to USC Norris Cancer Center, 1441 Eastlake Ave, #8302, LA, CA 90089, Attn: Carmy Peters, Director of Development/Community Relations

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St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church Interior Fund – Envelopes available at the viewing and funeral




  • Viewing

    Friday, June 13, 2014

  • Evening Service

    Friday, June 13, 2014

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 14, 2014


  • Final Resting Place


Darlene Dragica Jaksic Todorovich

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mileva peredi

August 7, 2014

Pocivaj u miru, Draga Dragica! svima nam nedostajes.

Olga Djukelic

June 15, 2014

You will always live in our hearts and prayers!

Svjetlana & Leo Laterza

June 14, 2014

We will miss you so much tetra Dragica. Your kindness and goodness will live forever. Rest in Peace!

Ankica Ristic

June 13, 2014

Your fight shall carry on. Your will, pride and dignity remembered. Your love for life a lesson to us all. May your memory be eternal. Rest in peace and God Bless.
Love, Ankica Ristic & Family

June 13, 2014

Suzanne Todorovic

June 13, 2014

. .light a lamp so it gives light to everyone in the house. Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. [Matt 5:15-16]
Dear Dragica, the light you carried through your life will always glow in your memory.

Rose Murphy

June 12, 2014

Rest in Peace in the presence of our Savior.

June 11, 2014

Gordana Vukotich

June 11, 2014

Rest in Peace Mama. We will Fight On and continue to support finding a cure for cancer. Your memory, spirit and love will be with us forever.
I love you!