Jacqueline R. Stroupe
Jacqueline Ray Stroupe, 85, of Southern Pines, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Penick Village Independent Living in Southern Pines, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Mrs. Stroupe was born July 22, 1926, in Dallas, Texas to the late John Rezin Ray and Ida Hartig Ray.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at The Village Chapel in Pinehurst. Burial will be private in Arlington Cemetery.
Jackie moved to Washington, D.C., as a child, where she grew up leading an active social and professional life. She later modeled at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. Jackie married Ray McKinley Stroupe Jr., with whom she moved to Arlington, Va. She enjoyed many things during her life, such as traveling which she did extensively. Jackie also enjoyed golf, tennis, playing bridge, collecting jewelry, antiques and riding horses. This led to her active involvement for many years with the Prancing Horse Therapeutic Riding Center. Jackie was very active in the Retired Officers Association and a member of the Village Chapel in Pinehurst.
Mrs. Stroupe was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ray McKinley Stroupe, Jr. in October 2003, and her sister Betty Kathryn Ray, of Pinehurst for whom she established a scholarship fund at Sandhills Community College.
Mrs. Stroupe is survived by two nephews, Mark Jarrett, of Charlotte, and Alex Jarrett, of Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in memory of Jacqueline Stroupe to the Betty Kathryn Ray Memorial Scholarship Fund at Sandhills Community College.
Online condolences can be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com
Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.