Mrs. Jackie Beede, age 57 of Fayette, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at her residence.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2-P.M. from Nelson Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:30-2 P.M. at the funeral home.
Survivors include her husband: Bruce Beede of Fayette, three sons: Ray Beede and Jake Beede both of Tuscaloosa, and Russell Beede of Fayette, and mother: Jacquelyn Mason Disselkoen of Grapevine, TX.
Jackie Beede, age 57, passed away on October 23, 2018, at her home in Fayette, after a two-year battle with cancer. She was born in El Paso, Texas on November 19, 1960 to Cornelius Joseph “Joe” Disselkoen (deceased) and Jacquelyn “Jackie” (Mason) Disselkoen of Grapevine, Texas. She attended high school in El Paso and went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in Computer Science and Management. Jackie started in Total Quality Management in 1989 at US Sprint, where she worked as a Quality Facilitator for the internal software development organization. She then worked for Texas Instruments from 1992 until July of 1997, as a Total Quality Manager for the internal Information Systems division and then as the Director of Total Quality for the external Software division. While at TI, Jackie was very involved in the development, deployment, training, and management of the company-wide Baldrige-like appraisal process. She eventually became a private Organizational Mentor who provided education and consulting in Performance Excellence to organizations throughout the United States and internationally. Her work included self-assessment through the development of Baldrige-based assessments, gap analysis, strategic planning, training, and organization improvement activities in each of the seven categories of the Baldrige Criteria through process improvement and benchmarking. Jackie had experience in applying quality principles within small and large manufacturing, information technology, education, military and government, service, semiconductor, healthcare, construction, and banking/financial services industries. She was also a frequent motivational speaker at professional conferences and meetings. Jackie devoted a lot of her “spare” time to working with a few companies to help them understand and use the Baldrige Criteria. In July of 1997, she began working independently with select companies to help them apply the Baldrige Criteria and best practices to their business. Through these efforts and her work with the Baldrige and TAPE, Jackie has had the opportunity to read, evaluate, write, and/or write feedback for over 100 applications. With a very small, personal customer base, Jackie has now coached over 35 companies in improvement of their organizational practices and she has assisted with at least seven companies in winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and five companies in winning the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE). While in Fayette Jackie was instrumental in resurrecting the Leadership Fayette program under the guidance of Mayor Ray Nelson. In 1999, she married her best friend, Bruce, and together they have raised three fine young men; Raymond, Ryland (Jake), and Russell. They moved to a 70-acre spread in Fayette on January 1, 2009. They all enjoyed swimming, fishing, wildlife, sports, photography, and travel in their motor home. Her mother spent Jackie’s final months by her side in Fayette. A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2 P.M. from Nelson Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:30-2 P.M. at the funeral home.
Jackie has requested, in lieu of flowers or other recognition in her memory, that her friends and colleagues donate to support the Baldrige Foundation and its mission to ensure the continuation of the Baldrige Program by visiting www.baldrigefoundation.org/beede
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