OBITUARY

Youla Jane (Dodson) Harbert

December 27, 1935November 5, 2018

Youla Jane Harbert Services for Jane Harbert, 82, of Copperas Cove, will be at the Central Texas Veteran’s Cemetery in Killeen at 9:00 am on Friday, November 16th. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 15th, from 5-9pm at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove. A Celebration of Life for Jane will be held Saturday, November 17th, at 11am-12pm at Grace United Methodist Church. Jane was born in Springfield, Missouri, December 27, 1935 to Edward and Ruth Fowler Dodson. She was raised in Missouri, Ohio, and Illinois prior to moving to Denton, Texas where she graduated from Denton High School. While attending high school Jane was a member of the band and played clarinet, studied piano, and made good grades. She spent much of her growing up with her cousin Jack who cared for her like a brother as Jane was an only child. Jane was asked to write her best friends brother who was in the service during the Korean War and Jane agreed- but only after he wrote her first. Upon his return home Jane and Dan Harbert dated and were married on September 11, 1954 at the Methodist Church of Denton, Texas. Her best friend Helen became her sister–n- law and resides in Texarkana at this time. Jane is survived by her four children, Brenda and Jack of Porter, Texas; Pamela Ekizian of Lampasas, Texas; Karen and Randy of Arlington, Texas; and Bryan and Sheri of Arlington as well, 12 grandchildren, 4 honorary grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren with number 13 due on March 4th. Jane spent many years in the banking business, Cove State Bank, Heart of Texas FCU, and the CTC Business office. Jane followed her husband to Japan and Germany for 3 tours. She put her seamstress skills to work making beautiful dresses for her girls. Jane loved to help Dan call bingo on Saturday nights in Japan at the Naval Base EM Club and then on Sundays the family would attend church and Dad would take the family to the EM club and roll movies for all the families to watch. Some of Jane’s favorite times were spent in the CCHS bleachers watching the Cove “Bulldogs”! Her and Dan had season tickets for 45 years at least. Jane and Dan were proud to watch and support their 4 children as members of the CCHS band watching the games, parades and competitions. Jane was a devout Methodist for all her 82 years, her love for the Lord led her to serve in the church in many capacities at the churches she attended faithfully. Jane and Dan enjoyed many travels to see the kids and grandkids in South Carolina, Washington State, and California. Jane went to be with her Lord after being admitted to St. David’s, Austin, Texas. Jane was happy and healthy up to weeks prior to her unexpected passing.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bryan Harbert, Active Pallbearer
  • Justin Craig, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael McCall , Active Pallbearer
  • Jared Ekizian, Active Pallbearer
  • Ryan Ekizian, Active Pallbearer
  • Drew Ekizian, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Craig, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brady Gunn, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Will Fuller, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tanner Harbert, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

15 November

Visitation

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

211 W Ave B
Copperas Cove, Texas 76544

16 November

Burial

9:00 am

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

11463 State Highway 195
Killeen, Texas 76542

17 November

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Grace United Methodist Church

101 W Ave F
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522

REMEMBERING

Youla Jane (Dodson) Harbert

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Biography

      Y. Jane Harbert was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Y. Will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Y. Was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Y. Leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Y. Jane Harbert.