The Town of Felicity is named for Jacques’s wife, Felicia Lee. Felicia was assigned by Sports Illustrated to interview Jacques, who was then President of the forthcoming 1962 World Parachuting Championships – and Jacques “interviewed her back seriously.” She later flew with him in a small plane, crossing war zones while circumnavigating the globe. Their life has not lacked adventure.
After a quarter-century career that revolutionized industries in parachuting and sport, Jacques sold his companies, moved with Felicia to the desert, and established a town in her name. As stated by Gustave Flaubert: “To keep a woman, one must cherish, protect and amuse her.” Jacques believes “amuse” may be the most important.
Fifty years into their union, they are not yet bored. Jacques says, “I have the kind of wife who, if I said, ‘We’re going to the planet Mars, she’d say, ‘What do I pack?’”
A fitting name for the town, “Felicity” means happiness. Much has been bestowed upon Jacques and Felicia. In return, they leave their creation to the world.
“From grateful immigrants, to our nation and to humanity.”