Jacqueline Annette Ihrig, 89, died September 7.
Born in Hazard to the late Charles and Marjorie Ihrig, she grew up in Whitesburg.
She was a true believer in equality and justice and studied to become the very first licensed female private investigator in the state of Florida.
Building a pathway for female equality, she received several awards for being a pioneer in the field.
Ms. Ihrig’s deep-down love for music and enterprising spirit became the driving force for establishing her own music and booking studios, Artists & Musicians Depot, in both Florida and Tennessee.
She wore many hats and prided herself on her many accomplishments, excelling as an A-rated private investigator, music entrepreneur and award-winning insurance broker.
Ms. Ihrig was working on a book of her fascinating life story called “The Chameleon” before she was called away.
Surviving are a sister, Donna Morris of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; a brother, Glenn Ihrig of Washington, D.C.; and a stepbrother, William Ihrig of Whitesburg.
Ms. Ihrig will be sorely missed by all who knew her and enjoyed the goodness and kindness of her heart. She was a unique and beautiful lady who loved life. Her infectious smile and kind, compassionate spirit will be fondly remembered and deeply missed.
Arrangements entrusted to All County Funeral Home & Crematory, www.allcounty.com.