Fans and friends have been mourning the loss of GENERAL HOSPITAL icon Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie) since she passed away in May, but on July 30, those closest to her gathered for a very special celebration of her life. “A packed house today in Malibu for Jackie,” Kin Shriner (Scott) tweeted. “As I said on stage, so lucky to have been a part of her life. I miss her so much!”
In addition to a photo of Zeman’s memorial program, Shriner also shared a photo of himself holding up a drink and a cocktail napkin for the restaurant, Lucky’s, where he was drinking in her memory. “I toast her in her hometown!” he wrote.
Former GH writer Michele Val Jean also shared the program and said: “We celebrated this beautiful soul today. Godspeed, my friend. I will carry you always.” In addition, she replied to Shriner’s post about him speaking at the gathering and declared: “Glad to see you, Kin. You did good.”
Also in attendance was the soap’s former executive producer, Wendy Riche. “An angel here on Earth who brought joy and hope and faith and love to all of us every day,” she said. “Her generous spirit lifted me up, made me a better human. Her laughter was infectious, her joy contagious, and her love profound. I miss you, my friend. I will love you for always.”
Tristan Rogers (Robert) was moved by the gathering. “Just left Jackie Z’s celebration of life,” he said. “What a marvelous ‘goodbye.’ This was a tremendous expression of the effect she’d had on people’s lives. I will truly miss her presence.”
Kimberly McCullough shared a photo of that day’s glorious sunset on Instagram as she honored her dear friend. “Red sunset for Jackie Z,” she declared. “Went to the beautiful service today celebrating her life. What an angel. What a life.”
“As I drove down the Pacific Coast Highway yesterday, on my way to celebrate Jackie’s life, I noticed the fog rolling in, in the most beautiful and aggressive way,” recalled Zeman’s TV daughter, Sarah Joy Brown (ex-Carly). “It demanded attention and moved very quickly. Poetry in motion. She believed in angels. Now she is one. May our memories of her never fade.”