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Jaime Steindorf Powell
Corpus Christi, Texas
Dec 25, 1966 – Apr 21, 2016 (Age 49)
Jaime C. Steindorf died peacefully in her home on April 21, 2016. She was 49. Born in Alice, Texas, Jaime, was a graduate of Tuloso-Midway High School and attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She spent years working as a reporter at the Alice Echo-News and later the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Jaime is credited for breaking the news that Vice President Dick Cheney shot a friend at a South Texas ranch in 2006. Ranch owner Katharine Armstrong contacted the Caller-Times newsroom first because she knew Jaime to be a fair and accurate reporter, she said after the incident. Jaime was a force in the newsroom and showed passion for every story she ever wrote. She drove many miles on County Roads in her blue Ford Ranger capturing the stories of the Coastal Bend's surrounding communities. It wasn't uncommon to see her window rolled down and to hear her radio blaring Texas Country music as she chased her latest story. Jaime later worked for State Rep. Connie Scott, R-Corpus Christi, as her District Director. Conversations about politics were a given for those of us who were lucky enough to know her. While Jaime wrote many award-winning stories in her years as a journalist, the greatest story she wrote was the story of her life. The chapters she wrote over the past nine years included some of the happiest times with her soulmate Daniela. They built their dream home equipped with a mega-sized kitchen for Jaime to entertain guests and show off her cooking skills. Together Jaime and Daniela saw the Eiffel Tower, walked the streets of Rome, visited relatives in Romania, gambled in Las Vegas, saw salamanders falling off the trees in Orlando and enjoyed the waterfalls near their vacation home in Panama. It was only appropriate that her birthday was December 25th—a time when she was always surrounded by her beloved family. Jaime's pride and joy always were her children Taylor (Severina), Alex and Irina as well as her grandson Jackson. She loved her Tundra, her pets, history, her journalism and her politics. She is survived by her spouse of nine years Daniela, her sons Taylor (Severina) Powell and Alex, daughter Irina. Grandson Jackson Powell. Parents Roy and Kathleen Steindorf, brother Justin Steindorf and sister Lori Steindorf and countless aunts, uncles and cousins. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. A Reception will follow.