MEADOWS, Michele J.|
Michele "Mickey" Jowers Meadows passed away Monday, 31 March 2014.
Mickey was born October 13, 1940 in Brady (the Heart of Texas) to George Jowers and Mabel Lohn Jowers. She was the youngest of four daughters. Mickey grew up in Cross Cut and Cross Plains, Texas where she attended Grade 1 through High School. In High School, she was in the band and played the clarinet and tenor saxophone and was also a majorette. Mickey attended San Angelo College where she was in the Ramette Band and was a featured "fire twirler". She also worked for Radio station KWFR and the County Clerk's office in San Angelo.
On January 27, 1962, she married Henry E. Meadows, Jr. of Midland, Texas and was a cherished partner for 52 years. While Henry was an officer in the United States Air Force, they spent tours of duty in Mississippi, Oklahoma and the Philippines. After the service, they returned to Austin while Henry was in graduate school at the University of Texas. Upon graduation, they moved to Fort Worth, Texas where they lived for 25 years before returning to Austin to retire. Mickey and Henry traveled to many countries in Europe during that time. Mickey was a dedicated wife and mother and was involved in all of her children's activities. In addition, she served as PTA President, was an active member of the Junior Woman's Club of Fort Worth, coached Blue Raider softball and had the rare and distinct honor of being a "Three Pearl Mother", having had three daughters who were all members of Delta Delta Delta sorority at The University of Texas at Austin. Mickey and Henry were members for many years of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth and made life-long friends in the Loyalty Sunday School Class.
Mickey's passions in life were her family, her friends, working in the garden, dancing, UT basketball and cheering on her grandkids. She was always smiling and always eager to meet new friends. Mickey loved the Hill Country and fishing along the banks of the Guadalupe River at their place "Mystic Meadows". She is now off on a new grand adventure.
Survivors include her husband Henry, daughters Shari Lakenmacher and husband Bill, from Houston; Michele R. Meadows of Austin; Mimi Brooks and husband Rodney, of Houston; eight grandchildren: Daniel, Katie and Luke Lakenmacher, Thomas, Nicholas and Lucy Brocato, and Rudy and Sam Brooks; sister, Betty Bean of Abilene; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Austin or to a
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, April 3rd at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on Lamar Blvd. Services will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:30 am in the Chapel at Weed-Corley-Fish. Officiating will be Dr. Bill Longsworth of Fort Worth. Burial will be at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, immediately following.
"Gone from sight but present in memory...
Into God's loving care, these brave souls pass" --
Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2014