Eva Hudson Greaner
June 8, 1940 – March 5, 2019
Eva Hudson Greaner passed away peacefully surrounded by love in the early morning hours of March 5th, 2019 at the age of seventy-eight.
Eva was born June 8, 1940, in Houston Texas and graduated from Sam Houston High School. After High School Eva met the love of her life, Johnny Greaner Jr. on June 26, 1958, they dated for four weeks and then Johnny proposed to her and they married exactly one year from the day they met on June 26, 1959. After getting married Eva worked for eight years to help put Johnny through night school at the University of Houston. Once Johnny graduated Eva turned her sights on starting a family. In 1967 they were blessed with a son, John Greaner III and again in 1969 with the birth of their daughter Gwyn Greaner Sebastian.
Eva loved focusing on supporting her husband and caring for John and Gwyn. Family was Eva’s first priority and she remained close and very involved with her sister Karen and her two brothers Duane and Ross and their families. Eva loved entertaining and her home with Johnny became the epicenter for countless family gatherings. She helped to keep the family close, by always hosting cook-outs and large family get-togethers for the holidays including the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Their home on lake Conroe became the hub for John and Gwyn’s friends to gather as well. Everyone was always welcome and Eva made sure of that. She even would leave a grocery list out for the neighborhood friends to write down their wish list so she could pick up thing they enjoyed. This made everyone always feel at home and they knew the door was always open. The house was a constant buzz with wave runners and the ski boat coming and going as friends and family enjoyed the warm Texas weather and Eva’s cold refreshing sweet tea and Dr. Pepper!
It was Eva’s pleasure to make every day feel like a special day and she never forgot a birthday or anniversary of someone she loved. She took extra joy in becoming a “Gran” to her five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She loved her family above all else and she placed all her hopes and dreams on them. She wanted to live her life so that those important to her knew how much she loved them.
Another great passion of Eva’s was studying genealogy and she took great pride her in roots and being a “Daughter of the Republic of Texas.” She enjoyed seeing her extended family at their annual reunion in Rosebud, TX. And lastly, she loved dogs, she and Johnny showed great love and compassion to many fur babies throughout their life together.
Eva will always be remembered as a very caring soul who was a devoted wife and loved her family deeply and always had them at the forefront of her life. She was an amazing wife, mother, sister and grandmother and adored by all who met her for her warm smile and clever wit.
Eva was preceded in death and finally reunited in heaven with her husband Johnny Albin Greaner, Jr., her brothers, Edward “Duane” Hudson and William “Ross” Hudson, father John Hudson and mother Neta Mae Hudson.
Eva is survived by her sister Karen Elaine Smith (husband David Smith), her son John Albin Greaner III and daughter-in-law Jennifer Greaner , her daughter Gwyn Greaner Sebastian and son-in-law John Sebastian, her five grandchildren, Nathan, Rainey, Collyn, Cameryn and Kolby and her two great grandchildren Brennan and Gwen.
The family will receive guests on Thursday, March 14, 2019, starting at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 I-45 South, in The Woodlands. The funeral service will begin in Forest Park’s chapel at 2:00 p.m. and will be immediately followed by interment in the cemetery.
The family would like to say a special thanks to the many “Angels on Earth” that have generously showed their support and love to Eva, including her best friend Gwyn Vail who was like a sister to her, Patty Black who lovingly helped care for Eva and Johnny in their final years, Carolyn Sebastian, Jolene Flynn, friends at Conroe Golf Cars, their supporting neighbors in the community of Forrest Estate, the loving staff of Village Care, and the compassionate staff of Season’s Hospice.
- Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2019
- Celebration of Life Thursday, March 14, 2019
- Committal Service Thursday, March 14, 2019
Eva Hudson Greaner
March 14, 2019
Sweet sweet memories, how we enjoyed spending time together. Thank you for adding love and joy to all our lives. Rest In Peace sweet Eva💗💗💗
March 6, 2019
I have a lot of fond memories of times
that I spent with Eva in our younger years.We were junior flower girls in a double wedding for Aunt Lucille and cousin Ruth.We were in the Houstonettes drill team at Sam Houston High School together.We spent a lot of time taking pictures and doing our routines in my back yard.I spent quite a bit of time at her house also visiting their favorite neighbors the Casey's.Sometimes we would meet up in Rosebud,Texas with all of our other cousins and we had great times there.I remember one time we all got together and decided to go for a ride in Galan's truck.Our parents said dont go to the Falls.So off to the Falls we went and had a great time until Eva fell in.She was soaked.We made her sit on the truck sideboard all the way home trying to dry her out before we got back home.She could pay the piano by ear which amazed me,so could her mother.We didnt see a lot of each other after high school and our older years but always had lots of laughs when we were together.I will miss her.God bless and comfort for her family.