October 02, 2013, 2:49 am by Staff Reports
Jacqueline "Jacqui” Colyer passed away at her home in Granite Shoals on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 29).
Jacqui was born on June 27, 1941 in Bismarck, N.D. to John James and Mildred Hagen Finnessey. She married A. B. Colyer in 1984 in Marble Falls and they lived in Granite Shoals, where they raised her three children.
Jacqui taught at Marble Falls High School in the preschool program and was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church until an accident left her paralyzed.
An accomplished artist, she designed and made the stained glass windows in Grace United Methodist Church. She was a member of Marble Falls Chapter 435, O.E.S., the author and illustrator of a children’s book and an accomplished seamstress. A kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she was always doing things for others.
She was preceded in death by her father and her younger sister, Theresa DeLisle.
Survivors include her mother, Mildred Finnessey; husband, A.B. Colyer; daughter, Catherine and husband, Carl Woods of Granite Shoals; son, Thomas Wells and wife, Tracy of, Austin; son, Clayton Wells of Granite Shoals and stepchildren Johanna Foules, John Colyer, Michael Colyer and James Colyer, all of Houston.
She is survived by brothers, Michael Finnessey and wife, Jerry of Katy; Patrick Finnessey and wife, Linda, St. Louis, Mo.; John Finnessey and wife, Margie; San Ramon, Calif.; Dennis Finnessey and wife, Nancy, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Sean Finnessey, Springfield, Mo. One sister, Mary K. and husband Trent Brown, Brackettville.
Surviving grandchildren are Patrick Bergeron, Justin Woods, Kolby Woods, Andrew Wells, Zachary Wells, Elizabeth Wells, Suzanna Wells, Lexie Wells and Kailey Wells. Step grandchildren are Nichole Colyer, Brian Colyer, Jenifer Howard, Jocelyn Colyer, Marissa Colyer, Justin Colyer and Jason Colyer.
A memorial service will be conducted by Pastor Tommie Tucker at the Grace United Methodist Church in Granite Shoals at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.
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