Joanne Brewer Ra'per

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Joanne Brewer Ra'per age 68, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 surrounded by her family. She fought a long courageous battle against Cancer. She was born on January 12, 1948 in Navasota, Texas. She was raised in Navasota and later on made her home in Montgomery, Texas. She was a ParaEducator at Montgomery Junior High for Twenty One Years. She loved her students and touched the lives of many. She loved family dinners, playing dominoes, painting, walking on the beach collecting sea shells and spending time with her grandchildren. She had a generous, loving heart and touched many lives with her presence.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Hazel Brewer; Siblings, Annie Imhoff, Jim Brewer, Katherine Brisbon and Joyce Dunham. She is survived by her children, Russell Thomas Ra'per Jr, Leeann Denise Petry, Gary Allen Ra'per and wife Jessica. Grandchildren, Chelsea Joanne Morgan and husband Kendrick, Meghan Denise Phillips and Curtis Watts, Gary Wayne Ra'per, Mitchel Thomas Ra'per, Deavyn Jeanne Ra'per, Gemma Anne Ra'per, Gunner James Ra'per, and Desiree Leeann Ra'per; Great grandchildren, AvrieAnne, Tristan, Brooklyn, Avanleigh, Kenneth and Makenlee Jo; Sisters, Lucille Powell, Ruby Colley, Betty Teel, Dessie Boyer, Bessie Conway; Brother, Buster Brewer; numerous nieces and nephews; longtime teaching partner Edgar Straughter.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16th in the Chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Montgomery, Texas at 11 AM. You may leave written memorials at


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Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home of Montgomery
20850 Eva St.
Montgomery, TX 77356
(936) 597-7300
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Published on from July 13 to July 26, 2016