Jacqueline Ruth “Jackie” Stevens Eaton, 77, of Baytown, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, in Baytown.
Jackie was born November 2, 1943 in Pelly, Texas to parents Clyde and Ida Kimmelman Stevens. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1962 and was involved in many extracurricular activities including: the Lee Brigadiers all 3 years where she served as Vice President; Student Council Secretary; Treasurer of the Keyette Club; Southern Belles Secretary; Duchess in the King and Queen Assembly; member of R.B. Sparks F.T.A and was Co-Captain and played guard (#99) on the “Sissies” girls Powder Puff football team. After high school she briefly attended Sam Houston University before coming back to attend Lee College where she was All School Favorite, then on to the University of Houston where, in 1969, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.
Although her degree was in Education, Jackie substitute taught for only a few years when her career starting in the oil and gas industry at Texas Eastern Transmission Company in the early 70’s, and ended with ExxonMobil where she worked many years, retiring in 2006. After retirement she got her first dog, a tiny shih-tzu named Dudley, who was by her side and constant companion for many years.
Jackie was outgoing and gregarious and loved to sing. During the 70’s she was a member of the Houston Chapter of Sweet Adelines, an all female 4 part harmony singing group, where she traveled and sang with the group, and was also a member of a gospel quartet called the Glory Bound Singers. She was a godly woman who loved Jesus and was a regular member of Maranatha Temple and later Memorial Baptist before her health declined. Jackie loved camping, and in her youth Garner State Park was an annual family trip. Later in life she took her daughter Robin to New Braunfels on yearly trips to Camp Warneke. She adored her only grandson Jake and was the absolute best “Nana” ever!
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents Clyde and Ida Stevens, sister Wendy Stevens, and brother-in-law James Huey. She is survived by her daughter Robin Perkins Solomon and husband Dean of Baytown, sisters Donna Robertson of Baytown and Jan Huey of Amarillo, grandchildren Jake Berwick and wife Esprit of Baytown, Magee Solomon and fiancé Cameron Knowles of Santa Fe, Sydney Jeffcoat and husband Ryan of Dickinson, and great-grandchild Raylan James Knowles. Niece and nephews, Janna Clayton of Baytown, Mark Huey of Amarillo, Jay Huey of Canyon and Jerry Huey of Dallas, as well as numerous other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services, officiated by Jimmy Bevers, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2021, at the Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Rosewood Cemetery in Humble. The family encourages all to arrive a bit early for fellowship.