Jacque Flood had a generous heart and enjoyed talking with people, said her daughter, Janet Korzow.
“She enjoyed listening to people and trying to help when needed,” she said. “She wanted people to feel good.”
L. Jacquelyn “Jacque” Flood, 90, of Hobart, died July 15. She was co-owner of Flood Brothers Construction with her husband, Carl Flood.
After he retired, she began working at St. Mary Hospital as a front desk receptionist.
She was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church and American Legion Post 54 Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1984.
Flood had a great memory, her daughter said, and prided herself especially in the way she could remember numbers. If someone needed help with a phone number, the easiest way to find it would be by asking Flood.
She loved to vote and missed only one primary election because she was in the hospital.
She also loved motorcycles and, at age 69, she rode in a sidecar on her son’s bike to Florida to attend the Daytona 500.
“She had a ball,” Korzow said.
She loved watching Notre Dame football and asked for the Notre Dame fight song to be played at her funeral, her daughter said.
Flood lived in Hobart for 82 years and in the same house for almost 65 years. The house she shared with her husband was down the street from her parents’ home.
“Dad built the house, and they moved in the day they got married,” Korzow said.
She was the center of the family, always talking with her children and grandchildren and passing along important bits of family information.
“She was the one who kept everyone informed,” Korzow said.