Jacelin “Jackie” Jean Wattles
LONGMONT, Colo. — Jacelin “Jackie” Wattles of Longmont, Colorado passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Jackie was born on October 15, 1931 in Omaha, Neb. to Stewart Seldon and Ellen Eileen (McKinley) Patrick.
Jackie grew up in McCook, Neb. graduating from McCook High School in 1949. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri for one year before transferring to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
On July 26, 1953 she married Richard “Dick” Wattles in McCook. They lived most of their lives in Boulder and Longmont, Colo. where they owned and operated Pat’s Booterie, Inc. of Boulder for 43 years.
Jackie is survived by her daughters, Holly Ann Starr of Longmont, and Lisa Leigh Thompson and husband Mark of Brentwood, NH; her grandchildren, Cadence Eileen Starr of Austin, Tex.and Justin Andrew Thompson of Boston, Mass.; and her sister Patricia “Trish” Streit of Beatrice, Neb.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 58 years, and her daughter Penni Sue Wattles.
Jackie will be greatly missed by us all including her nieces, nephews, and all those kids she took under her wings while her own daughters were growing up.
No funeral or memorial is planned. In lieu of flowers, kindly donate in Jackie’s name to your charity of choice or her favorite charity: Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home, 13940 Gutowski Road, Boys Town, Nebraska 68010. boystown.org/give