Jean Margaret Luke
June 3, 1938 – July 29, 2020
Jean Margaret Luke, age 82, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2020. She was born on June 3, 1938 in Manchester, England to Florence Howarth and David Booker. She married the love of her life, Everett Dwane Luke, who was stationed in England serving in the Air Force, in September 1956. Jean, attended school in England, but her family often said she had a master’s degree in the School of Real Life. She had a quick wit, an industrious manner, exquisite taste and a loving spirit. She and Dwane traveled the world together, even picking up and moving their home to various cities countless times. In each new location, Jean would take on the task of making her new home the most beautiful one yet, and she succeeded in this task as no one else could. She played tennis for many years with many friends. She was quick on her feet and couldn’t be trusted to miss a shot on the tennis court. She loved to travel and continued to do so with many lovely friends. She was always sweet and quick to smile and include everyone. She raised two loving daughters and instilled in them a love of family, the importance of friends, the priority of children and accessories!
Jean leaves behind many grieving friends and family who loved her completely. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 39 years, Dwane, her parents and her sister, Joy. She is survived, and will be terribly missed, by daughters Vicki Luke McDonnold and husband, John, and Kelley Luke Trimble and husband, Dale. She was a wonderful Granny to her granddaughter, Chelsea McDonnold Nowak and her husband, John, of Jacksonville, Florida, and grandsons, Greyson Luke Scudder, of Jackson, Mississippi and Griffin Hampton Scudder, of The Woodlands, Texas. She will be missed by her great grandsons, Gavin and Duke Nowak. Jean is also survived, and will be sadly missed by her family in England, sweet brother Douglas Booker and wife Kath.
There will be a private family memorial service at Forest Park Funeral Home, on August 7, 2020.
Private Memorial Service
Friday, August 7, 2020
Jean Margaret Luke
August 9, 2020
This wonderful and lovely lady was one of the first people I ever played tennis with when I moved to The Woodlands. She always showed up smelling like fresh flowers and perfectly coifed! She was a lady thru and thru and always quick to laugh. If you said, "Jean, you wanna...." the answer was yes before you could finish the sentence. She was a true joy!
August 5, 2020
Well if there was someone who was always there on the end of the phone with a welcoming “Hey Love” it was my Aunty Jean. There was nobody I knew that I could phone to say “Hey Aunty Jean! I’m coming to see you!” She would turn up at the airport with her arms open wide. Some Years later she did it again with Tom (my husband) myself and my first born Finn. The year after, it was us again but bringing my dad and your brother, Doug with us to see you.
She was always so welcoming and loving.
I can’t forget the the last time Tom and I came over with my dad to visit seeing all the family Kelly, Vicky, John and the boys.
Aunty Jean, we never made it again to see you, but you will never be forgotten and you will always be in our hearts.
From all of the family across the water in England we love you very much and hope you are at peace. All our love your brother Douglas, wife Kath, Scott, Nikki, Tom and finally myself Leah. Xx
August 3, 2020
Dear Kelly and Family, I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. Needless to say I was heathbroken to hear about her passing. She was truly one of my very favorite people and I was not aware that she was having any health issues. Jean was always so very vibrant and full of life and always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She truly was beautiful inside and out. I remember whenever there was a fundraising event with a fashion show involved your Mom was always one of the first to be called and asked to participate. And she was such a wonderful tennis player and we all loved to have her as our partner in a tennis match.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Your Mom will be so missed by all who knew her! Sincerely, Nancy Norris