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Jacqueline Watts
Jacqueline Watts

Jacqueline "Jackie" Watts, the former editor of The East Baltimore Guide who became an Enoch Pratt Free Library editor and graphic designer, died of cancer Dec. 30 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 61 and lived in Greektown. "Jackie Watts was a champion for freedom of speech and expression. But she had a huge passion for libraries and literacy," said Carla D. Hayden, the Pratt director. "Her commitment to the library, literacy and Baltimore is immeasurable. She was a Baltimore original." Born in Fort Belvoir, Va., Ms. Watts was the daughter of James H. Watts, an Army colonel, and Janet Lois Watts, his wife. She moved as her father was reassigned...