BAUERLEIN, Jacqueline (Hinkle)- 85, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017, after a long illness. She was born in 1932 in Lee County, Virginia and following high school graduation moved to St. Petersburg. She worked at Florida Power and joined the Young People’s Fellowship group at the downtown First (United) Methodist Church, where she met her husband, Eugene. Jackie and Gene were married in 1953 and were blessed with four children, keeping her busy at home caring for them. She was the best mother in every way - caring, loving and nurturing, yet firm in her high expectations. Raising her children properly and lovingly was her most important goal in life and that successful achievement gave her the most pride. After her children were grown, she attended St. Petersburg Jr. College and took over as office manager of her husband’s Consulting Engineer business. When her local grandchildren were born, she became a stay at home grandmother, happily assisting in caring for her grandchildren with the same love and nurturing until they were grown. She loved nothing more than being at home with her family in the house that she and Gene bought and lived in together since 1957. Although they were able to travel, she was always happiest to be back at home. She was a voracious reader and loved gardening. She was always appreciative of the joy of her family, the beauty of flowers and birds, and the peacefulness of a good book on a rainy day at home. She was grateful to the end for the good life that she and Gene had together and felt very blessed. Jacqueline is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Eugene Joseph, Jr., along with their children: Elizabeth (Justin Johnson), Brenda (Tim Kalal), Charles, of St. Petersburg, and Dr. E. Joseph, III, (Nancy) of Miami; and her grandchildren: Michael (Melissa) Bauerlein and Christopher (Kelley Logan) Bauerlein, of Ft. Lauderdale; Stacy (Jesse Handler) Bauerlein and Ashley Johnson, of New York, NY; Dakota (Melina) Johnson of Costa Mesa, CA; and Hannah, Seth and Adam Bauerlein, of St. Petersburg. She is survived by her sisters, Judy Thomas and Geraldine Selph, and their families, all of Jacksonville; and her brothers Jack Hinkle and Emory Hinkle, and their families, all of Ohio; and many nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Maxie Hinkle, her sister, Roberta and her brother, Floyd. Her love and graciousness will be deeply missed by all of us.