Nov. 1942 - Jun 11, 2013
Jean Eger Womack passed away at Richmond Kaiser Hospital on June 11, 2013 at the age of 70. Jean is survived by her loving husband Howard of 12 years and her sister Betty Raikes. She is lovingly remembered by her son Bill Eger of Washington DC and granddaughters Karissa and Rae.
Jean was born in New Jersey in 1942 to William and Naomi Myles. She graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1959 and went on to earn a Master of Arts degree from San Francisco University in 1997.
Jean was a lifetime journalist. One of her greatest prides was publishing a local newspaper called the Point Counterpoint in the 1970's and 1980's. She continued her education earning her masters degree and teaching credentials. She then embarked on a journey as an educator working with children of all ages in the Bay Area.
Jean constantly practiced and excelled in many forms of art including painting, sketching, sculpture and metallurgy. Wood cuts and printmaking were long time favorites and she shared these and many other crafts with children and adults at every opportunity.
Prayers will be offered from Point Richmond United Methodist Church on Sunday June 16, 2013, and a celebration of her life will be held at Point Richmond United Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 18 at 5PM. A private ceremony will be conducted to scatter her ashes at Rolling Hills Cemetery at a future time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the California Society of Printmakers, www.caprintmakers.org.
Published in Contra Costa Times on June 18, 2013