Obituaries – 11-06-2019

Jacqueline Gaye Wells

Jacqueline Gaye Wells, 88, of Holmes Beach, died Oct. 28. She was born May 17, 1931.

She was an associate professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania State University for 25 years.

After relocating to Holmes Beach in 1992, she taught mathematics for 12 years at Manatee Community College.

Over the years, she was a passionate supporter of women’s rights organizations and political campaigns.

She was long-time influential leader and advocate for the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill.

The family will plan a celebration of life in the months ahead. Memorial donations may be made to NAMI at

She is survived by her brother Jack; sister, Peggy; three children, David, Jennifer and Mark; a grandchild, Sarah; and one great-grandchild, Isabella.

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