March 11, 1939 ~ February 24, 2010
Vera Draskovic passed away February 24, 2010 peacefully at her home in Playa Del Rey, CA after a nearly year-long battle with brain cancer.
She was born March 11, 1939 in Belgrade, Serbia (former Yugoslavia) to Dragomir and Emma Urosevic. Sadly, at 11 years of age, Vera lost her mother to tuberculosis. Her father, who was forced to flee his war-torn homeland due to political conflicts when Vera was only 4-years-old, spent time in Germany before making his way to America. At 15, Vera was reunited with her father in Chicago, IL when she immigrated to the United States along with her older sister Milena and younger brother, Nikola. Her older brother, Milenko, joined them soon after. Her two oldest sisters, Katarina and Mira, remained in Belgrade.
Vera lived in Chicago for five years before moving out to Los Angeles where she worked at Carte Blanche and Hughes Aircraft. She decided to become a homemaker and a stay-at-home mom after she met and married then-husband Yul B. Draskovic and they had their first child. An exceptional mother, Vera was always very involved in both her daughters' lives. She continued her nurturing legacy as a grandmother to her first grandson, Sasha, who was born in 2001 and most certainly would have done the same with her second grandson, Luke, who was born in July 2009.
Vera had an exuberant personality and boundless energy. She loved to laugh, dance and was always bringing people joy. She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Yadranka and Marina, her grandsons, Sasha and Luke, and all her family and friends.
There will be a viewing on Friday, March 5, 2010, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the McCormick Inglewood Chapel. The Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St. Anastasia Church in Playa Del Rey with the committal immediately following at the Serbian United Benevolent Society Cemetery, 4355 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90022
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