Jean Blake

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Jean Fay Zeeryp Blake, age 100 of Seguin formerly of Floresville, passed away on August 25, 2013. Graveside services and interment will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Floresville City Cemetery in Floresville, Texas with Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating. Jean was born on February 13, 1913 in Yonkers, New York to James Leslie and Berta Clair Fay Zeeryp. She attended Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas and Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. She met the love of her life, John, on a blind date while visiting her aunt, Ethel Davis, in St. Louis, Missouri where he was attending medical school at Washington University. They eloped on April 23, 1932 and were married for 62 years. Jean spent most of her married life in Floresville, Texas where John practiced medicine for over 50 years. They traveled extensively all over the United States, Canada, Alaska, and Mexico in their Air Stream trailer making many friends along the way. Jean will be remembered as an avid golfer, tennis player, bird watcher, bridge player and good cook. She was a charter member of the volunteers at Floresville Memorial Hospital. Jean was also a member of the United Methodist Church. After retirement they moved to Seguin to live on the "Chaparral Golf Course" where they played golf almost every day. She is preceded in death by her husband, John, her grandson, Walter Blake Miller, and her parents. Survivors include her daughter, Berta Jean Blake Pilgrim and husband Richard "Dick"; granddaughter, Cynthia Miller Brewer; great grandson, John Roger Brewer; niece, Mary Blake Gaddis (Ben) of Hilo, Hawaii; nephew, John Lamar of Floresville, Texas; loving and faithful caregivers, Nierma Rodriguez and Molly Hernandez. Memorial contributions may be made to Guadalupe Regional Hospice, 1215 East Court, Seguin, Texas, 78155. You are invited to sign the guest book at Arrangements are under the direction of
Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.
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Tres Hewell Mortuary - Seguin
165 Tor Drive  Seguin, TX 78155
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Published in Express-News on Sept. 8, 2013
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