Born July 20, 1937 in Bonnyman, Kentucky. The daughter of the late Lee and Pearl (Fields) Baker. She is preceded in death by her three precious sisters Delores Branscomb, Mossie Lee Wilson and Sally Ann Baker. As well as her amazing brothers Darrell and Steve Baker. Survived by her brother Charles (Peggy) Baker and brother-in-law Malcolm Eugene Daigle.
At 21 years of age she came to Denver, Colorado to visit her brother Darrell who was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base. In true fashion she struck up a conversation with a stranger at the downtown Woolworth lunch counter and was hired on the spot as an accountant. She soon was recruited to work at Martin Marietta where she worked as a “Hidden Figure.” She double checked the math of the engineers who designed the guidance system missile that sent the 1st manned craft to the moon.
She met Dearold Daigle through his brother Ira, who knew where they could get a good cup of coffee on a cold morning after repairing his disabled vehicle. Again in true fashion they left Jackie and her friends' apartment with bellies full of biscuits, gravy and eggs. Dearold and Jackie both knew that a beautiful relationship had been born. Married happier than most dream of for 25 years when Dearold passed to eternity in July of 1986. Jacqueline and Dearold had 2 children Sally and Timothy Daigle but raised as their own, nephew Larry Wayne and niece Janie Daigle during teens into adulthood. They also cared for Cathy and Charles (Chuck) Sawyer, and Troy Dean, Dale Lynn, Shawn Welsh and Brenda Kelly after the death of their mother Janie. Dearold’s two sons by his first marriage Ted E. and Danny Wayne were also always counted into the fold. Countless others were welcomed and counted as family. Always leaving with full bellies, fully accepted and fully loved. Jacqueline never met a stranger and on many occasions brought them home to the warmth and love that oozed from her pores, changing the trajectory of their lives forever.
She leaves us with lessons and a legacy for her children and grandchildren and their children and for her nieces and nephews, neighbors, friends and all of the “strays" that she dragged in, the ones she loved and called precious and their loved ones for a thousand generations. Know that you were loved and that you are and forever will be “precious in her sight” and her prayer for you is that you be wrapped in love and peace that passes all understanding.
If you wish to help the family in lieu of flowers, consider a financial donation. Jackie required full time care provided by Sally. All income during that time came from Jackie’s benefits. Unfortunately with her hospitalization in September those benefits stopped. Naturally it will take some time to recover. Any amount will be helpful and appreciated. You can venmo your donation to: SALLY Daigle @SALLY-Daigle
Please click the following link if you would like to live stream Jacqueline funeral service on Friday November 3rd, 2023 11:00 A.M.