OBITUARY

Jeannine Hamilton Jochec

January 29, 1932November 10, 2020
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Jeannine Hamilton Jochec, 88, passed away on November 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Jeannine was born in Houston on January 29, 1932 to Mabel and Jim Hamilton. She was a Red Coat at Reagan High School and then attended Sam Houston State College where she was a member of the local sorority, which later became Zeta Tau Alpha. While attending college, she met her future husband, Ruben. They married in 1951 and were blessed with three sons: Bobby, Stan, and Bill. Jeannine had a thriving professional career with the Greater Houston Dental Society starting in the early 70’s and retiring in 1997. She was their longest standing executive director. She also started the dental society meeting which later became known as star of the south. Jeannine loved to travel and was active in church. Her church families include Oaks Christian Church for many years along with Memorial Drive Methodist. Jeannine’s other hobbies included bible study, book club, shopping and especially time spent with her friends and family. She loved her pets; notably, her beloved Labrador, Champ, along with her sweet chihuahua, Katy, in her later years. Unfortunately, Jeannine endured quite a lot of tragedy in her life. Her husband lost his battle with cancer in 1995. Her brother, James Hamilton Jr passed in 1995, as well. Her youngest son, Bill passed away in 1981. Her middle son, Stan, passed in 2011 and her eldest, Bobby, passed away in 2012. Her nephew, James Hamilton III, passed in 1980. Her survivors include her two grandchildren, Sanya Lolly with husband Ryan and William Jochec with wife Christina; and her great grandchildren, Rhett Lolly and Reece Lolly. She is also survived by her niece Julie French with husband Peter, nephew Jack Hamilton, nephew Jay Hamilton with wife Pam, niece Jayne Jochec, sister-in-law Delores Niemeier with husband Wilton and several great nephews and nieces. Jeannine’s passing leaves a huge void in the lives of everyone who knew her, but she leaves behind wonderful memories and a legacy of love and generosity. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Texas A&M Foundation William Jochec Endowed Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering In memory of Jeannine Jochec 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840 The family invites you to join in the service via Facebook Live streaming at https://www.facebook.com/MemorialOaks/

Services

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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Fred Avery

November 21, 2020

Please accept my condolences in the loss of your loved one. I do not know Mrs.Johec. But I have a vivid memory of her husband - Ruben Johec. “Coach” Johec was my P.E. teacher at Burbank Jr. High School in the 1960’s.

One day we students were seated on a long bench, waiting for the dismissal bell to ring. “Coach” Johec walked by and saw that one of the guys held a spiral notebook on his lap. “Coach” also saw that the student had drawn a large swastika on the book cover. He absolutely lost it. He didn’t curse or threaten the student - but he loudly confronted him as he grabbed the notebook and ripped the cover off. He emotionally asked if the kid had any idea what horrible things the Nazis had done to millions of people before and during World War II. He told the student that he better not see anything like
that again. It has been almost 60 years since I witnessed this event. I can't speak for anyone else, but “Coach” Johec left a lasting impression on me.

Ellen Chadick

November 15, 2020

Jeannine was a favorite neighbor of mine for ~10 years prior to her move to the Katy residence for seniors. She was always ready to chat and to give plenty of time for us to pet whatever dog she had at the time. My last time to visit with her was ~1 year ago. She was as sharp as ever and interested in what was going on in my life. She was a sweet lady and I'm thankful to have known her.

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