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Jackie Douglass Laitres

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Jackie Douglass Laitres, 81, of Charles Town passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the Winchester Medical Center.

She was born on October 4, 1939, in Merkel, Texas to Barney Douglass and Maymie (Webb) Douglass.

The family moved to Roswell in 1950.

She was preceded in death by both parents, son, David Michael Laitres, daughter, Ryann Nicole Laitres, granddaughter, Hanah Christabelle Andrews, nieces, Rhonda and Debbie Douglass.

She is survived by her son, Steve Laitres and his wife Sara, of Harpers Ferry, WV; daughter, Misty Andrews and her husband, Mike, of Santa Fe, New Mexico; eight grandchildren, Holly and Amanda Laitres, of Harpers Ferry, WV, Amethyst Moya, Brodie and Delaney Mattison of Charles Town, WV, Brenden and Haleigh Andrews of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Cassandra Pepe of Denver, Colorado; brothers, J.D. Douglass of Sevierville, TN and Jim Douglass and wife Carolyn of Ruidoso, NM; longtime friend, Jena Amaral, of Roswell, NM; nephew, Michael Douglass of Roswell, NM and niece, Kristi Shields, of Lubbock, TX.

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Jackie graduated from Roswell High School and Southwestern Business College.

She worked for the State Engineer’s Office for 13 years. She married Gerald Laitres on April 16, 1966 in Roswell, NM. Over the years his work took them to Bellevue, NE, Goodwill, OK, Lovington, NM, Anthony, NM, Silver City, NM and Santa Fe, NM.

While living in Silver City Jackie worked for Western New Mexico University. When they moved to Santa Fe she worked as Admissions Coordinator for the College of Santa Fe for 18 years. Many of the students called her their “second mom” and kept in contact with her after she retired and moved back to Roswell in 2009.

Jackie moved to Charles Town, WV in 2016 to be close to her family. She loved her family and friends dearly and will be greatly missed.

She was a member of the Church of Christ; served as president of the American Business Women’s Association; a member of the Lovington Jaycettes and the Silver City Order of Eastern Star.

Services and Interment will be private.

Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Please sign the online guestbook and view her obituary at www.mtstrider.com