NOVEMBER 30, 1936 – MARCH 20, 2023
Jean Anne Jefferies Muckleroy was born on November 30, 1936, in Wichita Falls, Texas, and died on March 20, 2023 in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was the fifth generation of her father’s family to live in Nacogdoches. Her parents were Ted and Roberta Lincoln Jefferies. Jean Anne is survived by her husband of 67 years, Roland Muckleroy; two sons, Ted Muckleroy and wife Sandy of Austin, Texas, and Jeff Muckleroy of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Callan Muckleroy and Austin Muckleroy of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Marilyn Haberstick and husband Michael of Salt lake City, Utah, Elizabeth Ballenger of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Katherine Dhawan of Benicia, California; five nieces, Beth Smith and husband Hal, Katie Broyles and husband Matthew, Sarah Hanson and husband Lowell, Rebecca Eaves and husband Tommy, and lee Stover; and five nephews, Worth Barham, Jr., Jonathan Barham and wife Ris, John Meehan, Tommy Smith and wife Lori, and David Barton.
Her parents, Ted and Roberta Lincoln Jefferies; her mother and father-in-law, Gene and Bernice Willis Muckleroy; her grandparents, Robert and Jean Lincoln and Jessie and Lloyd Jefferies; and her sisters-in-law Natalya Muckleroy Smith and Karen Muckleroy Barton and brother-in-law Richard Ballenger predeceased Jean Anne.
Jean Anne graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1954 and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University. She retired after teaching for thirty years at Bellaire High School and Westbury High School in the Houston ISD and Elsik High School in the Alief ISD. After retirement, she worked as Executive Assistant at Martin Marietta in Houston. She and Roland lived in Houston for 35 years, in Kingwood for 12 years, and moved back to Nacogdoches in 2003.
Jean Anne was a member of the Episcopal Church for 67 years at St. Andrews, St. Thomas, and Palmer Memorial in Houston, Good Shepherd in Kingwood, and Christ Church in Nacogdoches and served for many years on the Altar Guild, in the Daughters of the King, in the Episcopal Church Women, and in many bible study groups. She has also been a member of Heritage Club, DAR, DRT, Colonial Dames, UDC, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Pine Burr Sorority, and Chi Omega Sorority.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Christ Episcopal Church Living Stones Building Fund, 1430 N. Mound Street, Nacogdoches, Texas, 75961 or to Love, INC, PO Box 630423, Nacogdoches, Texas, 75963.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home. The funeral service will be conducted by The Reverend Gary Hill at Christ Episcopal Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2023
Following the service interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com for the Muckleroy family.