Jean Schaller


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??

?s in Houston, she met and married the love of her life, Jim Schaller.

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.




  1. Tommy & janet Frizell 26 January, 2016 at 17:17 Reply

    Janet and I were so blessed to have been part of this wonderful family.

    JeanAnn we still consider you as part of our family.

    JeanAnn and John, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Monna ( Scott )Hart 11 February, 2016 at 03:54 Reply

    R.C.Young told me yesterday that Jean Had Passed away. I was so saddened. She was my best friend when our family moved to Kyle when I was 14,15,16. she was such agood christian friend to me. We moved to Texas for my mothers health and lived on Negley’s Ranch where Dad took care of the ranch. I will always remember she told me she ate cheeseburgers for breakfast. I got to see her when My daughter and I came to visit at Kyle. She was so precious to me although we didn’t keep in touch much. We moved back to Boonville, Indiana at the end of my Jr. year in school.So We lost touch.You all have my sympathy and I know she had lovely children and grandchildren. My heart goes out to you.love, Monna (Scott)Hart.

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