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JEAN ANNE FERRIS PRATT HARLINGEN - Jean Anne Ferris Pratt born August 21, 1927 to Myrna Lyon Ferris and Bentley Ward Ferris in Laramie, Wyoming passed away May 11, 2013. Growing up, Jean Anne Lived in many towns in Texas as her father was in the oil business. She also spent summers in Colorado with her beloved grandparents. In 1949 she graduated from the University of Texas where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. At the University, she met the love of her life Lloyd Eldon Pratt and they married in 1950. After a short time in San Antonio where Lloyd was stationed in the service, they moved to Harlingen where they lived for the next sixty years. Jean Anne earned a degree in interior design and pursued her passion decorating homes, offices and commercial properties valley wide for most of her adult life. She also opened an interior decorating studio, "Interiors", and a Needlework store, "The Trellis". She absolutely loved working with people helping them with their homes and always felt so lucky to have a job she so enjoyed. Jean Anne and Lloyd were founding members of Wesley United Methodist Church in Harlingen. She was a member of the Harlingen Junior League and more recently PEO. She attended two Bible studies the past several years and spent many hours every week on her studies. She had a personal relationship with Christ and assurance she would have eternal life. Jean Anne is survived by her daughter, Melinda Pratt Covert of Austin, sons, Mark Bentley Pratt of Harlingen and David Eldon Frank Pratt of Dallas; grandchildren, Conley Covert, Cameron Covert, Brittany Pratt, Shelby Pratt and Paige Pratt and a great granddaughter Allison. She is also survived by her caregiver and close friend of 30+ years Rosa Torres, Israel Ramon who was a wonderful friend and help to the Pratt family, and James Lopez who was her confidant and hairdresser for 52 years. Jean Anne was an incredible wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a friend to so many and adored her friends and family. Jean Anne's passions included her daily crossword puzzle, gardening and weekly bridge game with her dear friends. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home. A memorial service celebrating Jean Anne's life will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, May 17, 2013 at Wesley United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Doug Hinchcliff and Pastor Bill Reagan. The service will be preceded by a private graveside service. The family invites you to join them for a reception immediately following the service in the Charter Hall at Wesley United. Honorary Pallbearers will be Frank Boggus, Lyle Debolt, Wally Van Wyk, Ned Davis, Max Harris, Tommy Carruth, Louis Nicholson, Billy Busa, Bob Boggus, Paul DeBolt, Tudor Ulhorn, John Van Wyk, Houston Yarbrough, Greg Powers, Bill Youngblood, and Jim Youngblood. For those desiring to do so , memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 114 E. Jackson., Harlingen, Texas 78550; Loaves and Fishes, 514 S. E St., Harlingen, Texas 78550 or a . You are invited to sign the guestbook or leave a memory at www.buckashcraft.com Arrangements are with Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at www.themonitor.com/obituaries
Published in The Monitor on May 15, 2013
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