Jeanette Mulder Greer

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1924 - 2015 Broadcast Executive Jeanette Mulder Greer, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015. She was a native of Beaumont having been born on February 18, 1924. She attended Beaumont schools, graduating from Beaumont High School. She attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1945 she began working for KFDM Radio. When the station received their television license she became business manager for the radio and television stations. She stayed with KFDM Radio and KFDM Television for forty-three years, retiring as Vice President and Assistant Secretary to the General Manager. When she retired in 1989 she was the last member of the group to have worked to secure the license to put KFDM Television on the air. During her tenure at KFDM she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT), and was listed in Who's Who in American Women in Broadcasting. She was a member of Broadcast Pioneers, and served on the AWRT National Board for seven years. She has also served on the Tyrrell Historical Library Board, the Beaumont Music Commission Board and was Broadcast Chairman for the American Heart Association for several years. She was nominated for the National Avon Women of the Year Award in Broadcasting. In the 1960's she was one of twenty women in the United States who were selected by the State Department to travel to the Orient to visit with women in broadcasting in Asia. She was a member of the 'Skintilaters', a group of women in broadcasting who served together on the National Board of American Women in Radio and Television who met once a year after retirement at different locations around the world to keep their friendship alive. Mrs. Greer was an avid traveler and had visited every continent, some of them frequently, except Australia. Being from an Italian family, Italy was one of her most favorite destinations. Jeanette and her husband, Autry, were owners of Le Baubles and Beads Resale Shop, one of the first resale boutiques in Beaumont. She had been a director for Beta Sigma Phi, the Beaumont Country Club, was a Past President of the Pilot Club, and a member of Chapter EG of P.E.O. She was a long time member of St. Anne Catholic Church and was active in the 49+ group and St. Anne's Ladies. She was blessed by her many years of friendships with the St. Anne priests, deacons, sisters, and parishioners. Her Friday mornings working with her friends on the church bulletins and sharing coffee and memories were some of her most cherished moments. She is survived by her beloved nieces and nephew; their children and grandchildren, whom she loved as her own children; Juno Mulder Bishop of Lubbock; Jan Mulder Ellender and her husband, Mike, of Beaumont; Rebecca Mulder Withers, of Beaumont; and Tom Mulder and his wife, Teresa, of Richmond; great-nieces and nephews, Tracey Strickland, Stephanie Comeaux, David Bishop Jr., Amy Moore, Kristi Edwards, Catherine Hillin, Matthew Withers, Andrew Mulder, and Allen Mulder; great-great-nieces and nephews; Mackenzie and Roy Comeaux III, Juliana and Grant Strickland, Lauren, Caroline, and Max Moore, McKenzi, Adeline, Emma, Lily, and Brody Hillin, and Pierce Mulder. Mrs. Greer is preceded in death by her husband, Autry M. Greer; parents Annie and Hebert Mulder; and brother, Hebert Mulder, Jr. A Rosary for Mrs. Greer will be recited at 6:00 p.m., with her gathering to follow until 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2015, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont. Interment will follow in the Ogden/Greer family plot at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, with her great-nephews, David Bishop, Jr., Matthew Withers, Andrew Mulder, Allen Mulder, Mike Moore, and Lee Comeaux, serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Catholic School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3429, Beaumont, Texas 77704 or to Tyrrell Historical Library, P.O. 3827, Beaumont, Texas 77704. Jeanette's family would like to thank Amanda, Christy, Donna, Karen, and Donna for the professional and loving care you gave to our Gigi. Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, the 4th Floor, and all those you care for are blessed by your dedication and commitment. We could not have asked for a more loving group of registered nurses to help ease her pain and prepare her for her final journey. We will always consider you a part of our family. Our Aunt Gigi will be often remembered and greatly missed. Beaumont has lost a part of its history. Our family has lost our matriarch, our spiritual guide and a great lady. Her spirit, determination, work ethic and faith will live within all of us. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.

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Broussard's Mortuary
2000 McFaddin Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-1621
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 2, 2015
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