VETTER, Jacqueline Elaine "Jackie" Jacqueline (Jackie) Elaine Vetter passed away on July 18th, 2018. Jackie, the daughter of Walter (Jack) and Harriet Swoffer, was born on July 20th, 1935 in Tracy, Minnesota. She grew up in Walnut Grove and Minneapolis along with her sister Penelope (Penny) and brother Brian. She has many fond memories playing at the lake and socializing with her many cousins, aunts, and uncles. After graduating from Washburn HIgh School, Jackie decided to see more of the world as a Braniff flight attendant where she met her husband, Donald Vetter. They married in 1957 and moved to Austin, Tx. Shortly thereafter, Jackie and Don started their family with two sons, Brian and Keith. While her time at Braniff ended, her love of travel did not as she continued working in the travel industry as a travel agent for Harwood Travel and Golden World Travel in Austin. She and Don had many adventures around the world, sometimes with their two sons in tow, and other times with their Braniff family of friends. After Don's retirement, they moved to Minneapolis to be closer with Jackie's father and brother, but returned to the Austin area in 2000 to be closer to her children and grandchildren as well as many other relatives and friends. She loved to look after her grandkids and her dog. She enjoyed playing cards and Mahjongg with her friends at Lakeline Oaks, Providence Crossing, Bluffs Landing, the Baca Center, and The Ranch. Jackie was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Donald Vetter, sister Penny, and brother Brian. She is survived by her son Brian Vetter and wife Elizabeth, her son Keith Vetter, and grandchildren Eric, Michael, Stephanie, and Lauren Vetter. The family will have a memorial reception at The Ranch on August 12th from 3:00-5:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Austin Animal Center.
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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jul. 25, 2018.