Jessie Eileen <I>Carpenter</I> Triplett Hinds

Jessie Eileen Carpenter Triplett Hinds

Birth
Killeen, Bell County, Texas, USA
Death 23 Sep 2006 (aged 92)
USA
Burial Odessa, Ector County, Texas, USA
Plot St. John 147 Lot 4
Memorial ID 101846107 · View Source
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mother of Billy Max,Carol,Betsy,& Patti
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ODESSA Jessie Eileen Carpenter was born on February 27, 1914, to Jessie Ann and Carl Lee Carpenter in Killeen, Texas.
They also had two sons, Coleman and Carl, Jr. The family settled in Waco, where they were active in church and community affairs. Eileen graduated in 1932 from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where she met her future husband, Max Triplett. They married in October, 1940.

Eileen enjoyed a long career in education, teaching various grades and speech, but her favorite subject was English literature which she taught at Wink High School. She also loved directing the annual one-act play for UIL competition. She retired from the Wink ISD in 1985. One of her greatest honors as a teacher was to be initiated into the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an international honorary sorority for teachers. She was active in DKG chapters in Wink and then in Odessa. Eileen also deeply believed in the work of Federated Women's Clubs and was a member of the local club wherever she lived, including the Pioneer Study Club of Odessa. Besides education and civic work, Eileen was passionate about traveling, a love instilled by her parents. She took great pride in having visited every on of the fifty states, as well as many European countries and the Holy Lands.

Shortly after retiring, Eileen moved to the Parks Methodist Retirement Village in Odessa, where she immediately became involved in activities. A lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, she joined the First UMC in Odessa where she was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. The greatest joy of her golden years was her marriage to Norris Hinds who also lived at the Parks. They married December 23, 1999. Their years together were filled with their friends at the Parks, the Wesley Couples' Sunday School Class, and visits with all their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They also had a grand time traveling together, two highlights of which were cruising through the Panama Canal and through the Hawaiian Islands. Norris passed away in February, 2005.

O.A. Tuesday,Sept.26,2006
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at age 84 Eileen married J.Norris (she was his 2nd.wife

second marriage info from contributor # 48593008


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  • Created by: LADONNA GREER COLLETT
  • Added: 7 Dec 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 101846107
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jessie Eileen Carpenter Triplett Hinds (27 Feb 1914–23 Sep 2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 101846107, citing Sunset Memorial Gardens, Odessa, Ector County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by LADONNA GREER COLLETT (contributor 46996248) .