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Jean Meitzler

October 15, 1926November 18, 2020

MEITZLER, Dorothy Jean Miller, 94, died November 18, 2020. Jean was born in Laurel, Mississippi, on October 15, 1926 to Katie Cornelia Williams Miller and Clifton Valmer Miller. She grew up in Picayune, Mississippi. She moved to Houston with her mother and young son in 1957. Jean was a founding member of the Insurance Women of Bellaire and served as its president 1972-73. She was also one of the pioneers who founded Divorced-We Care, the forerunner of the ministry to divorced, separated and widowed Catholics. She helped bring the Beginning Experience Weekend to Houston and was one of dedicated group who founded the “Arise and Walk Conference”. Jean was a biographical subject of Who’s Who in the Southwest. She was one of the earliest to earn the designation “Certified Professional Insurance Women” and “Professional Insurance Women of Texas”. As a young mother, her early years were devoted to activities relating to her son, Charley, such as Cub Scout Den Mother, Little League, and church. After her son grew up, she became a Red Cross Volunteer Nurses Aide at Ben Taub Hospital, taught religious education, served as a minister of the Eucharist and Lector, and participated in many community activities. She retired in 1996 after 50 years in the Insurance Industry.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, three brothers-in-law; Paul F. Connors, Garland Wise, and Kenneth L. Matthews. One sister, Minnie Lee Wise.

She is survived by her beloved son, Charles Edward (Charley) Meitzler and his wife, Peggy, of San Antonio, her precious grandson, Samuel Andrew Meitzler, two sisters: Yvonne M. Matthews of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mamie L. Connors of Porter, Texas. She is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews, 17 great and 6 great-great nieces and nephews, all of whom were special to her. Other survivors include Sam’s mother, Sue Heinbuch and her husband Hank, and her “adopted” grandchildren; Annie, Cristy and Jacob Heinbuch and Ashley Bennett, as well as “the best neighbors God ever gave to anyone”. Each of the above people had their own special place in her heart.

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Carol Matthews

November 24, 2020

There were so many good memories with Aunt Jean. She will be forever cherished and missed. My heart breaks for her and for all of the family! You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Until we meet again, Aunt Jean, I love you always!!

Alvin Holt

November 24, 2020

If ever there was a human worthy to sit with God in Heaven it was Jean. She was a true inspiration to all who knew her. She will be missed.

Taylor Matthews

November 23, 2020

My sweet Aunt Jean,
I will always cherish the memories we have had together. All the times Nauna and i would come visit with you. Your smile would Light the room. I love you very much & will miss you more than i could ever explain.

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