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If you would like to say a little more to the family and visitors to these memorial pages, you may add your tribute to Jean by clicking on the "Add Your Tribute" link. Your tribute, your name and the date you left the tribute will be posted for others to read and share in the celebration of Jean's life*.
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|By: Mark R. McMinn
||Mar 16, 2004
|Miss Jean, I always looked forward to my visits back to the Woodlands because I got to see you and spend time with you.Your charm, your wit, your sense of humor and your honesty were just some of the things I always looked forward to from you. Thanks for being part of my family in so many ways. Thanks for allowing me the priviledge of being part of your family as well. Thanks for fitting me in for my last minute haircuts, thanks for being at every family event that I was home for, thanks for being the special Miss Jean that you were.
You were a kind and lovely person whom I am honored to say was part of my life. Thanks, you will be missed dearly by many, many who crossed your path.
|By: Maureen Merritt
||Mar 16, 2004
|My Dear Friend Jean,
You have been such an inspiration to me in my life. Without fail, you always greeted my children and me with a smile on your face, a warm embrace, and a heart and soul overflowing with warmth and compassion. Even when you were in pain, you never, ever let on. Your perseverance, strength and drive and unwavering faith commanded you to forge ahead. You made the best of every day, counted your blessings, leaving your trials and tribulations unspoken. You were a quiet woman with enormous presence. One always felt special in your company. Your warm shoulder, agape listening, and sage advice ministered to me on many occasions. Even when you were in the hospital, weak and hurting, you made sure that I knew you were happy to see me. I was supposed to be there for you, yet, somehow, in your way, you turned it around, and it was you that was there for I. YOU held my hand. YOUR eyes spoke to me. YOUR love engulfed me. YOU wanted to make sure that I was okay. I wanted to climb in your bed, wrap my arms around you and never let go. But, it was time to let go, and YOU made sure that I had time to absorb that.
I will never, ever forget you, your kindness, your strength, your easy-going, always-available friendship. You made a difference in my life, and have left me with warm memories, a fuller heart, maybe a little bit smarter, definetely kinder; you taught me patience, peseverance, fortitude, and true friendship. You, my friend, are "the light of the world" (Matthew 5:14-16). I know you would not want us to mourn your death, but celebrate your life. I found this poem, and I know you would approve.
You Can Go On
You can shed a tear that theyre gone,
or you can smile because they lived.
You can close your eyes and pray theyll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all theyve left you.
Your heart can be empty because you cant see them,
or your heart can be full of the love theyve shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow
and live for yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow
because of yesterday.
You can remember them and only that theyre gone,
or you can cherish their memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
Be empty and turn your back,
or you can do what theyd want;
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
I love you, Jean. Thanks for the memories!
|By: Hinh Bui
||Mar 15, 2004
You will forever be remembered as a person who believed in the essential qualities of life: family, love and compassion. Your impression on other people has surely be a most important one, as it has for us.
Love, The Bui Family
|By: Eva and Frank Morgan
||Mar 14, 2004
You will always be remembered as a good neighbor, friend and mother. We will all miss you very much.
Love, All The Morgans
|By: Laura (Willette) Guidroz
||Mar 14, 2004
|Dear Aunt Jean,
I remember how much my father loved you and Aunt Judy... so much so that he insisted we call you Aunt.... and it always felt natural and right. I remember the stories and reminiscences when you'd get together, and I still smile thinking about it. Now you're all together again. I will never forget the joy in my father's eyes when he spoke of you. You led a good life Aunt Jean... and I love you.
|By: Linda Brown
||Mar 14, 2004
|Dearest Katie, Bob and Kids,
We are so sorry to learn of your loss of mom and grandmother.
Although we never met Jean I feel like we knew her through Elaine, who knew her to be a generous, kind and caring person to humanity, and a faithful daughter to Christ. You just can't get any better than that. Another angel in heaven.
Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Vern, Linda and Summer
|By: Stephen Goldwait
||Mar 13, 2004
You were an inspiration to me...your patience and unconditional love were the greatest gifts a son could ever son could ever ask for. I will miss you. Thank you for everything.
|By: Buster Goldwwait
||Mar 13, 2004
Though many miles and many years seperated our familys, our visit 2 years ago was just like old times. I was a little hesitant, was our visit putting people out?. But no, everything was just perfect, just like the Goldwaits do things, Just like Jean always did things, Perfect. Seeing all the family, with you Jean, was very special to me, something I'll never forget. The old times and old memories we'll always have, but for 3 special days in Texas, you made all the years melt away.
|By: Susie Schindler
||Mar 12, 2004
|You have been my sweet hairdresser for the past 19 years and I will miss you dearly. I enjoyed our talks when I came in for trims and perms and got to share experiences in your life. You reminded me so much of my own mom and family i.e, your age, lots of children, grandchildren and family gatherings! I know you loved your family dearly and why they also loved you so much. I know your legacy lives on through each of them. I've had the pleasure of knowing Laurie and Katie for many years through church. I know time will heal the wounds for those of us who remain. I'm glad you are no longer suffering pain you've had the last few years.I know you're rejoicing with the Lord today & I look forward to when we'll have that ultimate family reunion in heaven!
|By: Kelly Goldwait
||Mar 12, 2004
I am saddened that you are no longer here with us but I know that you are rejoicing in a much better place without the pain that you have endured the past few years. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to tell you how wonderful you've been to me. No one could ask for a more supportive, respectful, unobtrusive mother-in-law than you have been to me. You never interfered or tried to force your opinions or ideas onto me or my marriage. Your patience, support, and unconditional love will be greatly missed.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for raising such a wonderful man for which I have the privilege to share my life and to father my children. He is such a tribute to your strength, patience, and wisdom.
Jean, you will always be in my heart, I love you.
|By: Katie Brown
||Mar 11, 2004
Though I know that you are in a far better place, and I have the confidence that we will be together again, the sting of your death penetrates deep into my soul. I love you more than words can truly express. I will miss you till the day I die--the time that we are reunited again. There will never be another like you--so patient, kind, and loving. Whenever I felt afraid or unloved growing up I always knew that your words and loving touch would bring great comfort to me. Knowing that no matter what I did, or did not do, how I acted, or did not act, you would love me without hesitation simply becasue I was your daughter and you were my Mom.
I love you Mom--I will see you at the pearly gate.
With All My Love,
|By: Linda Duffy
||Mar 11, 2004
Your life blessed so many - your children, grandchildren, family and friends. To me, your life was a true testament of personal strength and confidence in God. "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18. Jean, your faith in these last few weeks has been an unforgetable inspiration. Thank you for teaching me about perseverance and eternal hope even in the weakest of times. An now, as you enjoy your citizenship in heaven, my God comfort and bless your family and friends. God Bless, Linda Duffy
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