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Jean Elizabeth (Wendel) Goldsmith

April 30, 1935 April 5, 2018
Jean   Elizabeth (Wendel) Goldsmith
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Obituary for Jean Elizabeth (Wendel) Goldsmith

Jean Elizabeth (Wendel) Goldsmith was born on April 30, 1935, southwest of Bay City, TX, the only child of Frank and Elizabeth Wendel and died on April 5, 2018, at the age of 82. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Bill Goldsmith and her daughter Anne Elizabeth Goldsmith, both of Houston, as well as her cousins, brother-in-law, his wife and their children and families, and many close friends.

Her parents owned and operated a cotton gin, serving South Texas farmers. Later, they moved to Weimar, TX where they owned other businesses and Jean graduated from Weimar High School in 1953.

She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1957 in three and a half years with a business degree. At UT she was a member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity and performed with the UT band as a Texas Star. After graduation, she moved to Houston and was employed at Tennessee Gas Transmission.

Jean lived in Houston and spent many weekends in Weimar, TX. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Houston for over 50 years. She was a very active volunteer and held leadership and service roles in several organizations. Her commitment to these organizations enriched many lives.

These included the Houston Delta Gamma Alumnae organization as well as the regional Delta Gamma Fraternity and the national Delta Gamma Foundation. She was instrumental in establishing a Delta Gamma chapter at the University of Houston and on-campus housing for all sororities and fraternities.

Jean was committed to the conservation of eye sight and was a leader in the cause of the prevention of blindness. She volunteered for decades with Prevent Blindness Houston and Prevent Blindness Texas organizations. Jean was an active member and volunteer with the Texas Coastal CattleWomen and Women of Rotary organizations.

Jean served her neighborhood in many roles, including service on the board and on many committees of her homeowner’s association. She was co-editor/publisher of their newsletter for more than 20 years and recently received recognition by the community for this and a lifetime of service.

She was known for her entertaining, whether it was a party for close friends or a formal dinner for corporate guests from around the world. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. She loved her family and many close friends. Jean was recognized by all as caring, outgoing, positive, cheerful, organized and a loyal friend.

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5:00 PM 4/10/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/10/2018 8:00:00 PM
Miller Funeral Services

7723 Beechnut St
Houston, TX 77074

Rosary to start at 5:00 pm

Miller Funeral Services
7723 Beechnut St Houston 77074 TX
United States





10:00 AM 4/11/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas More Catholic Church

10330 Hillcroft St.
Houston, Texas 77096

St. Thomas More Catholic Church
10330 Hillcroft St. Houston 77096 Texas
United States





12:00 PM 4/12/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Michael Catholic Church

410 N. Center Street
Weimer, TX 78962

St. Michael Catholic Church
410 N. Center Street Weimer 78962 TX
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Michael Catholic Church Final Resting Place

410 N. Center Street
Weimer, TX 78962

410 N. Center Street Weimer 78962 TX
United States

Memorial Contribution

, St Michael Catholic Church in Weimar

the Delta Gamma Foundation


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