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Hillsville, VA — Jacqueline "Jackie" S. Welch passed away peacefully on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Commonwealth Assisted Living in Hillsville, Va., with family at her side.

Jackie was born November 13, 1926, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Joseph and Florence Sargent.

She graduated from Douglass University in New Jersey, and began her teaching career in Alton Bay, N.H., teaching high school math. Jackie married W. Scott Welch in 1950, and became a devoted mother and caregiver to four sons. During Jackie’s family years, she resided in Ramsey and Allendale, N.J., and Andover, Mass. She and Scott retired to Atkinson, N.H.

Her children, David, Jeffrey, Stephen, and Richard Welch, and seven grandchildren, and many friends survive Jackie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott; brother, Richard; and sister-in-law, Anne Sargent; and grandson Daniel Welch.

ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held on Sunday, September 28, at 1 p.m., at The Hartford Street Presbyterian Church in Natick, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association and The Hartford Street Presbyterian Church.
Published on  August 14, 2014
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