Jacqualine Beatrix Sturges Gelo was born Dec. 11, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Harold Homer Sturges and Beatrix Hopper Sturges. She had loving grandparents Harry and Ethel Tasker, with whom she spent much time in Green River, Utah.
She attended schools in Salt Lake City and college in Pennsylvania. She began modeling and became a poster and calender girl for the Dr. Pepper Co. She also modeled for ZCMI, Makoffs and Powers Modeling Agency.
She married Ralph Strong and had a daughter, E. Lynn. They divorced.
She married Robert V. Turner and had a son, Robert. Robert Sr. passed away in 1952. Jacquie then took her two children and moved to Green River, Utah.
She then married Walter Daye and he adopted both children.
The marriage did not last and she went to work at the Green River Athena Missile Project as a technical illustrator. There she met and married Joseph W. Gelo. They had 45 great years together.
Jacquie was a multi-talented woman. She was a world traveler, a pilot, a potter and an artist. She loved to play golf and bridge. She opened the Canyonlands Trading Post in 1965. After Joe’s retirement in 1993 they moved back to Salt Lake City.
Jacquie considered Joseph, her children and grandchildren to be her greatest blessings.
She leaves behind her son, Robert Daye and wife Cindy, grandson, Derrick Daye (Destiney), granddaughter, Brittany Daye Redd (Lowry), all of Moab; daughter, Lynn Ford (Mike) of Placentia, Calif.; stepson, Bradley Gelo (Jean), and grandsons, Brandon and Christopher, all of El Paso, Texas.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all her friends and to hospice for their great help.