Velma "Vel" Jaeger

March 8, 1947July 2, 2018

Jaeger, Velma "Vel" E., 71 of Clearwater, FL, passed away on Monday, July 2nd. She will be missed by her beloved family and friends. Vel was born to Arthur Graham Hulley and Ruth Armstrong Hulley in Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada. In search of sunshine and less snow the family moved to Pinellas County when Vel was 5 years old. Her mother remarried and Vel was raised by Ruth and Hans Laursen.

Vel married the love of her life, Charles "Chuck" Jaeger II, in 1970, and together they had a beautiful life. Vel was an author, poet, and artist for Fan Scene. She loved Star Trek and was a proud "Trekkie"! Vel was a member of Mensa, and St. Dunstan's Church. Singing in the church choir with her husband, Chuck, was a joy for Vel.

Vel is survived by her husband of 47 years: Chuck II, their children: Charles "Chuck" III (Verena), Gordon (Laura), and Ruth (Stephen), and one granddaughter: Vanessa. Vel is also remembered by her brother: Gary Laursen (Elizabeth), and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Vel's Life will be held at 11am on Saturday, July 28th at St. Dunstan's Anglican Church in Largo, FL. Vel's family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to St. Dunstan's Anglican Church.


  • Arthur Graham Hulley, Father
  • Ruth Armstrong Hulley, Mother
  • Hans Laursen, Step-Father
  • Charles "Chuck" Jaeger, II, Husband
  • Charles "Chuck" (Verena), III, Son
  • Gordon (Laura) -, Son
  • Ruth (Stephen) -, Daughter
  • Gary (Elizabeth) Laursen, Brother
  • Granddaughter: Vanessa

    Many nieces, nephews and cousins

  • St. Dunstan's Anglican Church


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 28, 2018

Velma "Vel" Jaeger

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Peter Balestrieri

August 25, 2018

Vel and I knew each other through email, corresponding now and then over the last few years about Mensa, her collection, and her history in fandom. I dedicated a part of our exhibit, 50 Years of Star Trek, at the University of Iowa Library to her and her artwork. She was always very kind to me with her time and I always found her engaged and sparkling. My condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed but not forgotten.

Allison Simon

July 23, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Velma's family members and friends, may you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in Almighty God 's memory. Isaiah 25: 8

Linda Terrell

July 15, 2018

So glad I got to meet you at our charming luncheons last year. Life is memories and plans for tomorrow. But the Now with you was sparkling.

Liz Evans

July 10, 2018

I met Val at my very first Con, which was Spartacon. She showed me the "ropes".
I will miss her wonderful sense of humor, & her kindness .It was a true honor to know her...God bless you Val

Melanie Deschamphelaere

July 10, 2018

Again, Vel and I never met in person, well, not that I know of...we may have crossed paths at a Con or two... But we did share some rousing conversations on our love of Star Trek, and her amazing photos of the classic cast from back in the day. You could feel her joi de vivre through her posts, even though her mobility was compromised, she never let it hinder her. I will miss her posts. Blessing to her family and friends. With such strength, she will remain a powerhouse in your hearts and minds forever. LLAP

Gwen Woodworth

July 9, 2018

Dear Vel, we never met in person but I felt I knew you and considered you a dear friend. I appreciated how we were able to share stories of our families, our pets, our lives, and of course our Star Trek interests. I thank you, and want you to know that you were such a blessing to know, and I shall miss you. Love, Gwen Woodworth.

susan holland

July 9, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Vel about 15 years ago. I got to see her at least once a month since then.
She was always a joy to talk to about almost anything. Be it politics, Star Trek, cats, TV shows, books, or medical.
She loved her family, her many cats, and her Star Trek friends. She also enjoyed the movies. I got to attend a couple with her.
She could sew most anything and was great at making costumes for the many cons her and Gunny attended.
Vel was a friend to many people and I called her one to me.
I will miss her.

John Ellis

July 9, 2018

I have known Vel since August of 1975, met her at a Star Trek Convention I was chairman of at that time. She won first place in the costume contest and have included a picture of me presenting her with the award. Such a sweet kind happy lady and I will miss her. My love to her husband "Gunny" and her family.

Dawn Heyse

July 9, 2018

I only knew Vel through Mensa's Star Trek SIG. Her enthusiasm for Star Trek and her generosity in enhancing the experience for fellow fans were truly special. I hope that her loved ones can take some comfort in knowing how many lives she touched, and that many around the world stand with them in mourning her passing.

Ann Wortham

July 9, 2018

Vel was a lovely person, loved and admired by many. She was a wonderful artist and I will miss her and her posts on Facebook. Much love to her family.