Marilyn Virginia "Skippy" Skipwith Jungman, 84, of Houston died on April 6, 2013. |
A native Houstonian, Skippy was born on March 18, 1929 to William Harvey and Florence Worley Skipwith. She attended Woodrow Wilson Elementary, Lanier Junior High, graduating from Lamar High School in 1946. Skippy earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Texas in 1950 where she was a loyal member of Alpha Delta Pi. She taught school at Grady Elementary prior to her marriage to Y. Frank Jungman on June 7, 1952 at Trinity Episcopal Church. They enjoyed 2 years in the USAF in Wichita, KS before returning to Houston to raise their family in the Del Monte subdivision where Skippy resided for over 59 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 54 years Frank Jungman, and brother William Skipwith.
She is survived by sons Robert Frank Jungman and wife Suzanne Scoggin Jungman of Houston and John Skipwith Jungman and wife Nancy Reeves Jungman of Dallas; her grandchildren, William Reeves Jungman of Atlanta, GA and Kathryn Virginia Jungman of Houston; nieces Jeanne Marie Skipwith and Sandra Skipwith Bowen of Houston and Betsy Skipwith Clemons and husband Reed of Austin; grandnieces Susanna and Elizabeth Bowen, Callie and Florence Clemons and grandnephew William Clemons; nephew Mark Jungman and wife Ruth of Missouri City.
Skippy was a member of the Blue Bird Circle, ADPi Alumni, St. Martin's Episcopal Church, and with Frank was instrumental in founding St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Wichita, KS. She faithfully kept in contact with friends and neighbors, was an enthusiastic connector of people, and as a former cheerleader enjoyed working on Lamar High School reunions. Gardening and her grandchildren were Skippy's great delights. Skippy's devoted support team included Martha Ortiz, Dorothy Childs, and Danilo Morales. Special thanks to Marina Horsford, Carolina Estrada, and Marci Soto for their loving care during her illness.
A 9:30 a.m. burial at Forest Park Lawndale will precede the memorial service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Rd, on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. with The Reverend Martin J. Bastian officiating. Immediately following, the family will receive friends in Bagby Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Martin's Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, 717 Sage Rd., Houston, TX, 77056; the Blue Bird Circle, 615 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX, 77006; or to the
Published in Houston Chronicle from Apr. 10 to Apr. 11, 2013