Jane Ann Gattis
November 30, 1941 – March 3, 2019
Jane Ann Griffin Gattis, 77, of Katy, Texas passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 of heart failure after fighting pneumonia and a liver infection for 3 months. Jane also battled Alzheimer’s Disease, as did her mother, still her caring spirit was always alive and well. She was born November 30, 1941, in Electra, TX. Jane Ann graduated from Electra High School as the Valedictorian and then graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelor’s in education. She married Charles Wayne Gattis in 1964 and moved to Europe for 3 years for Wayne’s Air Force career where she taught school on the military base. After returning from overseas, they settled in Houston and she was a teacher at Elsik High School for 20 years and retired in 1997. She moved to College Station, TX to be a “House Mom” for Delta Zeta sorority at A&M University for 10 years before moving to Katy, TX to be closer to her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was a remarkable cook/baker and enjoyed entertaining for her family and friends, most especially during the holidays. She was famous for making her “Texas Trash” snack for all to enjoy at Christmas. Her favorite things in life included her bible study, music, reading, playing Pokeno with her friends and watching her granddaughter, Allison, do just about anything! She is preceded in death by her parents, Max and Louise (Ferguson) Griffin and her son, Clay Gattis. She is survived by her son Eric Gattis, daughter-in-law Kimberly (Fricke) Gattis and granddaughter, Allison Gattis. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 11:00am at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in the Chapel. Reception to follow at the church. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (curealz.org or 781-237-3800) in Jane’s honor.