Janice Lynn Beeson Hammon of San Antonio, Texas, went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2015. She was born Feb. 14, 1935, in Lovelady, Texas, to H.W. and Nova Dene Beeson.
She moved to Lockhart when she was 11 years old. Her parents owned Beeson’s Radiator Service in Lockhart. Her family was faithful members of First Lockhart Baptist Church for many years. She graduated from Lo
ckhart High School in 1953 and attended Mary Hardin Baylor. She met her future husband, Gary Hammon on a blind date while in college; he was in the Army at Fort Hood in Killeen. Janice and Gary were married at First Lockhart Baptist Church in 1955. They had three loving children and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary next month.
Janice loved serving others and her activities reflected that starting in Austin, Texas: PTA President at Pecan Springs Elementary School; High School Girls’ Sunday School Teacher at Hyde Park Baptist Church; church nursery worker; foster mother to infants; and donated her time at the Old Bakery. Later, after moving to San Antonio, with her husband she was a prayer warrior in the Prayer Room at Trinity Baptist Church; served missionaries during a mission trip to Prague; and volunteered at 4th Street Café (run by First Baptist Church).
She loved family and friends, and enjoyed life. Whether it was creating birthday celebrations, cooking delicious meals, decorating her home, hosting parties, sewing, learning to water ski in her late 30’s, helping her grown children in any capacity or enjoying activities with her grand kids, she made life more fun.
She enjoyed her career which included: Secretary for Navion Aircraft in Galveston as well as one of their models; Secretary for a Representative at the Austin State Capital for a couple of sessions; worked for Lewis Timberlake at Decision Dynamics, he was a wonderful speaker; Membership Officer for Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), where she met some of her closest friends; Executive Secretary for the President at Satelco.
She was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in 2013. Her sweet attitude and precious spirit made her a favorite among staff she came in contact with.
She is preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Gary Flynn.
She is survived by her husband, Gary Hammon; three children, Cheryl Johnston (John Johnston) of Lorena, David Hammon (Lezli Hammon) of Pensacola, Fla., and Holly Hammon (Doug Barth) of San Antonio, as well as three grandchildren: Emily Hammon, Tyler Hammon and Davis Johnston; her sister, Nelda Beeson Moran (Jim Moran) of San Diego, Calif., and her niece and nephew, Melinda Vaughn (John Vaughn) and David Moran (Michelle Moran).
Memorial Service will be held at Porter Loring North (2102 N. Loop 1604 East, San Antonio) on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First Lockhart Baptist Church Children’s Ministry (flbconline.org / 315 West Prairie Lea, Lockhart, TX 78644).