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Jean Francis Himmel Lindsey
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1937
Port Arthur
Jefferson County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 2008
Smith County
Texas, USA

Jean, of Tyler, passed away Thursday at Hospice of East Texas Home Place. She was a longtime resident of Jasper and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She was the wife of former long-time Mayor of Jasper, Frank Lindsey. Jr.

Jean was valedictorian of Bishop Byrne High School, and a graduate of Lamar University and Stephen F Austin State University. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority, also serving as chapter president.

She was a long-time educator with a career spanning over 40 years, teaching in several different school districts throughout East Texas. She taught students from elementary to high school, gifted and talented, English as a second language and remedial reading. One of her proudest accomplishments in education was the honor of being selected to be the primary presenter at the Gifted & Talented International Conference at the University of Beijing, China. She traveled with other educators from across the world to represent the United States with the People-to-People program. She was so honored by this invitation that she chose to travel at her own expense and took personal time away from her classes to make the trip.

While Jean always loved teaching children, art was her passion. She was an extraordinarily accomplished and talented artist, creating an extensive body of work. She was proficient in many different media including oils, watercolors, and pastels, painting primarily landscapes, still life and portraits.

In later years, she devoted herself primarily to porcelain painting, creating literally hundreds of works. She was a founding member of the East Texas Art League and a member of the Golden Triangle Porcelain Club.

She was also an accomplished orchid and rose grower. She was a member of several orchid and rose societies and served as President of both LaFleur and Bluebonnet Gardens Clubs in Jasper.

A lifelong Catholic. Jean remained active in St Michael's Catholic Church in Jasper, actively serving in many roles including religious education, Parish Council, Building Committee, and serving as church organist for over 45 years.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Frank Lindsey; three children; sons, Bill Lindsey and wife Tricia, Brad Lindsey and wife Ashley and daughter Brenda Ayer and husband Max; three grandchildren, Jeremy Ayer, Shalynn Lindsey and Kristina Lindsey; and "Sisters", Barbara Davis and Marilyn Cutcliff. 
Family links: 
  Frank F. Himmel (1899 - 1960)
  Rosa Lavergne Himmel (1905 - 2001)
  Frank Robert Lindsey (1930 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Lawn Memorial Park
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Record added: May 05, 2008
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