Charlotte Jean Kaiser, 82, passed away on March 26, 2006, at Houston Hospice.
Jean, as she was known to friends and family, was born to Jay and Treva McNutt Trosper on July 20, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jean was raised in Houston by Treva and her stepfather, Roy L. Jones, along with her baby sister, Gerald Lee Jones. An outstanding student and captain of the volleyball team, Jean graduated Klein High School where she met Earl Pete Kaiser, four years her senior. Following his return from military service in the South Pacific during World War II, Jean and Pete married on December 2, 1944. They made their first home in Huntsville, Texas, while Pete earned a degree in business at Sam Houston State University and worked throwing a paper route. They began their family with the birth of Terry, their first son in November, 1945, daughter Debbie in 1949, and a second son, Keith, born in 1960. Jean and Pete, who joined Humble Oil, now Exxon Mobil, lived in Houston and then West Texas before coming to Conroe in 1954 where they lived until 1962. After five years living in Dallas and then Beaumont, Jean and Pete returned to Conroe in 1967 where they remained for the rest of their lives.
Throughout her adult life, Jean was a vital and active member of the community. She was a talented businessperson, working as part of the early sales team for Mary Kay Cosmetics in Dallas and Beaumont in the 1960s. She later had a distinguished career in real estate sales in the Conroe area as well as in the newly developing Woodlands in the early 1970s. All the while, she maintained an active presence as a volunteer and fund-raiser for all manner of community efforts, from newcomers clubs and welcome wagons to blood drives and as a Gray Lady at the Conroe Hospital. She expressed her love for the Conroe community for many years as a devoted volunteer for the Conroe Chamber of Commerces Information Depot.
Jean was a talented and successful bridge player, attaining the coveted status of Life Master along with many valued friendships in the Conroe Bridge Association. She loved gardening and growing flowers and was a longtime member of the Coushatta Camellia Society. She also loved the arts and was a longtime patron and First Nighter of the Creighton Theater.
Outgoing, sincere and fun-loving, Jean made friends quickly and easily and was loved and respected wherever she went. But most of all, she was a devoted and beloved wife and mother. She will be deeply missed and will remain in our thoughts constantly.
Jean is survived by her sister, Gerald Lee Ford of Houston; daughter Deborah Kaiser Abramowitz and husband Chaim of Jerusalem, Israel; son Dr. Keith Kaiser of Los Angeles, California; her grandchildren, Rachel Abramowitz Tripp (27) and husband Jackie, of Vancouver, Canada; Zach (23) and Elisa Abramowitz (21), New York City and her great grandchild Atara Carmel Tripp (21 months) of Vancouver, Canada.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Cashner Colonial Chapel, Conroe, Texas. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 27, 2006 in Cashner Funeral Home.