Gladys Jean Schaller, age 78, entered the glory of eternal life on Jan. 21, 2016. She was born to Harvey Lee Hogan and Eula Mae Davidson Hogan as the youngest of six children. She grew up on the family cotton farm outside of Kyle, Texas.
She graduated valedictorian of Kyle High School in 1955 and the University of Texas at Austin in 1959. While working as a buyer for Foley??
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During her husband’s 19 years with Shell, they lived throughout the United States. Jean worked as a partner in business with Jim at Radio Shack in Austin, Sears Catalog in Lockhart, and at their independent appliance store in San Marcos. Jean’s final employment was with First Baptist Church in Seguin as church secretary.
True to her loving nature, Jean found great joy in her role as mother and grandmother. Jean was an accomplished seamstress and she loved to snow ski, water ski, play volleyball, card games, and cheer for her favorite teams. She loved having a dog at her side and a child in her lap. No matter where she lived, church played a central role in her life. She enjoyed being part of Sunday School classes and her Bible was well worn. Jean truly never met a stranger, and she had a special gift for seeing and praising the best in others. She was adored in life and her memory will be a treasure in the hearts of all who knew her.
Jean is survived by her son, John Schaller and wife, Anne, of Victoria; daughter, JeanAnn and husband, Brian, of Katy; grandchildren, Benjamin and Sarah Naumann and Tavi and Payne Schaller; siblings Nell Spoede, of Austin, Ardis Hogan, of Austin, Preston Hogan and wife, Mary, of San Marcos, and Jewell Zimmerman and husband Paul of Waco; beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, and treasured friends.
A worship service celebrating her life will be held on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. p.m. at Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church in Katy, Texas.