Jacqueline Leigh Daiss
Jacqueline Leigh "Jackie" Daiss, of Austin, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012. Jackie was born in Casper, Wyoming on March 27, 1961, the daughter Jack and Jane Daiss. The Daiss family moved to Midland, Texas and then Odessa during Jackie's youth.
She attended Nimitz High School and discovered golf in the ninth grade. There being no girls golf team, Jackie impressed the boy's golf coach enough to be allowed on the boys team. Her skill at the game won her the attention of Sports Illustrated magazine, and she was awarded a scholarship to play golf for the University of Texas.
Jackie had a master's degree in psychology and was a licensed professional counselor (LPC.) She had a generous loving spirit that shone throughout her life from her presenting flowers to her elderly neighbors as a child to sandwiches to the homeless in Austin. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, taking them on day trips around Austin. She was supportive during her sister Shelly's battle with breast cancer.
Survivors include her parents, Jack and Jane Daiss, her sister and brother in law, Shelly and Mark Weaver, her sister and brother in law, Suzanne Daiss and Kelly Krietsch, nieces Holly Weaver and Kendra Krietsch and nephews Joshua and John Weaver and Noah Krietsch, and many friends in Austin, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jackie's name to the breast cancer research.
Published in Austin American-Statesman on May 27, 2012