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Jadwiga E. Kulikowski, age 60

Jadwiga E. Kulikowski, age 60, of Cabot, Arkansas passed away Sunday, April 9th, 2023.

Jadwiga, also lovingly known as “Yasha” born in the Philippines on September 24th, 1962 to Bronislaw Kulikowski and Fe Deller. She was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, and cherished friend. She was practitioners of SGI Nichiren Budddhism.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Fe Deller and Bronislaw Kulikowski. She is survived by her son, Jesse Lavoie, and 2 beautiful grandchildren. She also leaves behind aunts, uncles, countless cousins in the Philippines and California, as well as many many close friends who were Jadwiga’s beloved extended family.

Yasha unconditionally loved everyone she met and would even open her door to a stranger if they needed it. She was loved by so many and surrounded with so much love. The love she had and shared with her son, Jesse, was more than he could ever imagine. She was known as “The cool biker chic from Cali,” she loved to dance, was a master camper, and was the light in every room she walked into. There are so many qualities that can be said about Yasha, her presence here will be truly missed by all the lives she has touched.

Please come help us celebrate the amazing, beautiful, full life that she lived on April 28th, 2023 at 6pm at the Martin Street Youth Center at 201 W Martin St, Jacksonville, AR 72076.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the women’s shelter or animal shelter of your choosing.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Scott Stracener Posted April 13, 2023 10:28 AM

    Yasha was a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed.

  • Rebecka Statsmann Posted April 14, 2023 9:43 AM

    Yasha was my best friend . She knew me better then anyone. When we spoke together her heart opened up and she knew exactly what to say when I was down. Yasha was my mentor. Her heart of gold will be truly missed. Love you Yasha

  • Seretha Parris Posted April 14, 2023 9:50 AM

    Yasha never met a stranger. She loved everyone she will be missed.

  • Maki McKinstry Posted April 14, 2023 10:38 AM

    Yasha and her natural ability to speak to anyone around her, as well as her quiet strength reminded me of my mother, and I’ll always be thankful for our late night texts about Life and chanting for change.

  • Jason Rockett Posted April 14, 2023 11:06 AM

    Yasha has been a rock for me many times throughout many of my vicarious situations. A spiritual guide if you will. One of my favorite memories of Yasha is the breakfast she cooked at the many campouts, we attended, not much could upset her either. One particular instance was at Kyle’s Landing in Jasper, AR we had gotten hit by a lot of rain overnight and Yasha’s tent was filled with 2-3 ft of water and she just laughed. Of course, most of us had to retreat to our cars! My friend will be greatly missed!

  • Jennifer Talley Posted April 14, 2023 11:33 AM

    I will miss our hugs

  • Olivia Elliott Posted April 14, 2023 11:39 AM

    I loved Yasha very much. She will be greatly missed. R.I.P.

  • Stacy Donner Posted April 14, 2023 11:48 AM

    My sweet Yaya will be in my heart forever… many memories I hold dear….I’m speechless yet so many things to say. She always chanted for me and countless others. My sweet friend

  • (DJ);Donella Bradberry Posted April 14, 2023 2:47 PM

    I will never forget Yasha, I have so many memories with her. Never forget Joy in the Journey, that was my very first campout and Yadha made me feel like I was welcome. Li e and Miss you my sister

  • Jeff Johnston Posted April 14, 2023 4:09 PM

    I hadn’t seen yasha in years but we shared a great bond we laughed together we cried together we shared our experience strength and hope together the world has suffered a great loss but her spirit is with us always

  • Bethany Snead Posted April 14, 2023 11:32 PM

    I only met her a few times but the times I did were so enlightening and just beautiful. She could lift anyone’s heart so quickly and did everything with love! She was a beautiful human.

  • Beth Posted April 14, 2023 11:39 PM

    I met Jasha when we were in 6th grade. I remember she wore awesome hip hugger blue Jean bell bottoms and tube tops and thought how cool she was. We spent many hours walking to friends houses or hanging out down at the creek. We had such fun together and did cause a bit of trouble too. I was so happy she contacted me recently through Facebook. We spent a very short time of our lives together but she left a lasting impression. RIP Jasha💜

  • Sylvia Leite Pallotta Posted April 15, 2023 1:41 AM

    Yasha was a Beautiful soul, WE had such profound conversations, Our favorite was about the Legacy you leave behind and our mark on this world…( children). The greatest ❤️ treasure you can have is the Love ❤️ you have for your child ❤️ and the truest ❤️ ♥️ 💗 gift of Love in life is your Love of grandchildren. We had Long conversations about this Long before she ever had Jesse, I would Always talk to her about the Joy of being a mom. Those were the best and deepest conversations we had. I Love ❤️ ❣️ ❤️ ❣️ ❤️ her ALWAYS REST EASY MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND

  • Tracy Martin Posted April 15, 2023 7:36 AM

    What an beautiful friendship I am so very grateful to have had with Yasha for so many years! I will forever cherish it. She had a no nonsense way of telling it like it is, but in a caring non-judgmental way. And that big small and old-school hug was what I always looked forward to when we were together! I will forever think of her when I am camping or rocking at a concert because she was so very fun at both of these! She loved her blood family and her extended family so very much! I will miss you so much until I see you again Yasha, Rock on sister!

  • Cgabrial Northcutt Posted April 15, 2023 11:13 PM

    She was family and was loved unconditionally as she would have also…fly high my friend…you will never be forgotten.

  • Tom. Valladao Posted April 17, 2023 2:16 AM

    Yasha I’ve missed your beautiful smile and your always helping hands on the last couple of bikes I built since you moved to Arkansas but I think of you alot you will always have a special place in my Heart much Love to you Junkyard Rom

  • Mary Ann Moeller Posted April 24, 2023 11:52 AM

    Jadwiga and I were close childhood friends in California beginning in kindergarten. Fe & Bronik took me on many family vacations with them: Disneyland, skiing in Tahoe and the found memories of going into the city to visit her relatives (eating delicious Filipino dishes) Life happened and after Jadwiga moved away, we lost touch. I feel very blessed that we reconnected via Facebook and got to share cherished memories. Rest in peace my dear friend. Heaven has received another angel. 🙏🏼💜

  • Tom Valladao Posted April 26, 2023 1:50 PM

    I will always have some ausome memories of riding with you on the coast of California in the rain you were a trooper always ssmiling

  • Rachel Hogan Posted April 29, 2023 10:04 PM

    I miss ypu Yasha, i dont know how im gonna get through life without you to give me advice when i know you know the answers. Jesse and your grandkids will always have me to ask for guidance whenever they need. I promuse you im gonna be there alwats for them like you always was for me. Rest Easy cuz and save me a spot up there…see ya when i get there!!!

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