Jean Heathman LUBBOCK-Family and friends of Jean Heathman will gather to celebrate her life of 88 years at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers with Pastor Bobby Dagnel of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. She passed from this life on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Wanda Jean was born on Feb. 26, 1924, in Oden, Ark., to Perry and Sarah Taylor. Jean graduated from Lubbock High School in 1942. While attending Texas Tech University and working a jewelry store, she learned to appreciate the value of giving 110% of effort in life applications. Jean moved to Littlefield in order to get married and raise her children. She was employed as a dental assistant for many years and a bookkeeper for a department store. Jean later became secretary to the pastor of First Baptist Church in Littlefield. Upon moving to Lubbock in 1964, she was secretary to the president of Litton Industries. Jean retired in 1984 from Lubbock National Bank following 15 years of service as a banking officer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lubbock and active in the PTA, Brownies, and was a Sunday school department director. She married Charles Heathman on Aug. 26, 1967. She loved cooking, sewing, gardening, traveling and babysitting her grand and great-grandchildren. Upon her retirement, she and Charles enjoyed traveling in their RV with family and friends. Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Heathman; two brothers, Wilton Taylor and Wayne Taylor; and sister, Yvonne Pitman. Survivors include her daughter, Diane Pierce and husband De of Lubbock; sons, Steven Dunagin of Richardson, and Dr. Warner Heathman, MD, of Pasadena; grandchildren, Bradley Pierce of Dallas, Brian Pierce and wife, LaDawna, of Lubbock, and Jeffrey Pierce and wife, Donna, of Savanah, Texas; and great-grandchildren, MacKenzie and Parker Pierce of Lubbock, and Kemper Pierce of Savannah. In memory of Mrs. Heathman, memorial contributions may be given to the
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 23, 2012