Jacquelyn Hatt(1927 - 2013)

Jacquelyn McElwee Hatt, 86, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ridglea Presbyterian Church preceded by a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Jacquelyn was born May 6, 1927, in Homer, La. She and her sisters performed as a musical trio and were known as the McElwee Sisters in East Texas on stage and the radio. She attended Kilgore Junior College where she was a Rangerette and received a BS in music from Texas State College for Women (now Texas Woman's University). A resident of Fort Worth since 1953 she was an active member of Ridglea Presbyterian Church, serving in the choir, as a pianist, and in the Women of the Church. She brought the gift of music to others both as a public school teacher and as a piano teacher for more than 25 years. But her greatest achievements may have been as a wife and mother and as Grandmommy. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Fenwick George Hatt Jr.; her parents, Beulah Mae Hughes Gage and Richard McElwee; her stepfather, Edwin L. Gage; and her sisters, Rosemary Mullins and Florence Bass. Survivors: Daughters, Jeannine Hatt Phelps and husband, Chuck, Julie McCarty and husband, Terry, Joellen Stenger and husband, John, and Mary Jane Stenger and husband, Joe; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum, 1289 N. Second St., Abilene, Texas 79601, 12tharmoredmuseum.com.

Funeral Home

3100 White Settlement Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76107

Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 3, 2013