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Jacquelyn ‘Jackie’ Couch

Jackie Couch

Aspen, CO ColoradoJacquelyn “Jackie” Couch, most recently of Chamblee, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, after a heroic battle against cancer. Jackie lived in the Roaring Fork and Crystal valleys from 1980-89, working with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office as the civil deputy.

Her natural talent for decorating and design found her instrumental in the final plans for the Pitkin County jail and offices of the sheriff and the Aspen Police Department. Jackie loved renovating old homes, completing two in the Atlanta area.After her diagnosis in May 2004, Jackie followed her dream of living near the ocean and bought a cottage on the marshes of South Carolina, bringing her great joy. She was beloved by many, but moved away to care for her parents in Georgia, cultivating countless friends as well as an incredible garden.

Jackie is survived by many relatives in the Southeast, including her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Jenean Couch; nephew and niece, Ben and Paulette Couch; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She is survived by Jake, her precious cat. Jackie’s style, serenity and grace will be missed by all who knew her.

Services took place Saturday, March 3, 2007, and were officiated by family and friends. A Roaring Fork Valley memorial service will be held at a date to be announced.Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 2200 Lake Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319, or to Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30327. If you would like to receive notice of the upcoming memorial service, likely this summer, e-mail Ann Stephenson at annandtom@comcast.net.