|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1925|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 2012|
Jane Gorden Bounds, former owner, editor and publisher of The Rockwall Texas Success newspaper in Rockwall, Texas, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012. She was a beloved mother, wife, grandmother and friend. Jane was devoted to family, always putting her family first. She had a great spirit for life. Jane taught her children and grandchildren by example how to treat others with kindness and respect and how to be a loyal friend. Born of Scottish ancestry, Jane was the daughter of Rufus Benjamin Gorden and Vada Augusta Lusk Gorden. She was born on the family farm in Limestone County, outside of Coolidge, Texas, on August 12, 1925. Her siblings included Anna Laura Gorden Collins, Ray Benjamin Gorden and Jefferson Burney Gorden. Jane took great pride in her southern family heritage. She still owned part of the original family farm, purchased in 1880. Jane and Philip J. Bounds, Jr. married in Coolidge, Texas in June of 1942. To this union two daughters were born, Jill and Joy Bounds. In 1949, The Bounds family purchased The Rockwall Texas Success newspaper and operated it until 1988. As a community leader, Jane received numerous awards such as being named the first woman in the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club, Rockwall Soroptomist Women of Distinction, Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award, Community Builder Award Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas East Trinity #157, Lambda Upsilon Award for dedication and service, Rockwall Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Merchant Award, Rockwall 4H and Texas A & M University Agricultural Service Award, Rockwall County Extension Frank Springer Award, Rockwall High School Alumni Service Award, Jane Gorden's Place 1880 Texas Department of Agriculture Family Land Heritage Program Award for a century or more of continuous ownership of a family agricultural enterprise, Rockwall Texas Success 100th Anniversary 1883-1983 State of Texas, and most importantly, being the grandmother of Julia Bliss Greenwalt Ferris and great grandmother to Julia Bronwyn Ferris and Jocelyn Blythe Ferris.
The family would like to thank her many friends for loving Jane, our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, friend and community leader. She loved her family and home, her birth home, Coolidge, Texas, and her beloved Rockwall, Texas. Additionally, the family would like to thank the many caregivers at Senior Care at Lake Pointe, The Arbor House, and Royse City Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by her daughter, Joy Bounds Greenwalt, son-in-law, Jim Greenwalt, Rockwall, granddaughter, Julia Bliss Greenwalt Ferris, and grand-son-in-law, James Ferris, and two great-grandchildren, Julia Bronwyn Ferris and Jocelyn Blythe Ferris, Round Rock, Texas and granddaughter, Lauren C. Farr, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Nephew Benjamin Gorden, Waco and Coolidge, Texas, and nieces Julia Gorden Bennett, Tillie Gorden Ashmore, Ina Gorden, and Jenny Gorden, Coolidge, Texas. Preceded in death by her parents, siblings, daughter, Jill Bounds, and husband, Philip J. Bounds, Jr.
Philip Joshua Bounds (1918 - 1976)
Jill Bounds (1947 - 1988)*
Rockwall Memorial Cemetery
Created by: N.J "Joanna" Patterson
Record added: Feb 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84959427