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Lucy-Jane Saks Obituary
Lucy-Jane Watson Saks
1911-2015
Lucy-Jane Watson Saks, born on the 12th of December 1911, daughter of Dr. Jerre Watson and Myrtle Garrett and step daughter of Annie Harrison Watson, passed away peacefully in Houston, on Friday the 22nd of January 2015, at the age of 103, in the presence of her family.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Colonel Julien David Saks. She leaves her daughter, Judith-Ann Saks Rosenthal and her husband Haskell; grandson, Brian Julien Rosenthal and his wife Eugenie Lang Rosenthal; grandchildren, Lillian Jane Rosenthal and Charles Julien Rosenthal; sister, Rebecca Stubblefield and her husband Herman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lucy-Jane grew up in Anniston, Alabama, the oldest of six children. She earned a BA in English and a Masters in Education from the University of Alabama, where she was the Rush Captain in Alpha Chi Omega, an ROTC Sponsor, eventually served as Vice President of the Alabama Alumni Association, and was State Secretary of the Alabama Junior Music Club.
She had strong faith, and she credited her longevity to not worrying about things out of her control. She was fiercely independent and believed in good habits.
Lucy-Jane believed that the highest form of happiness was living for others, and she spent a lot of time involved in community activities. She taught fourth grade, wrote for the Crimson White and the Anniston Star, served as secretary of the Anniston Little Theater, and served on the Sisterhood Board of Congregation Beth Israel. She was involved in the Lady Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the San Jacinto Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas; and the Magna Carta Barons and Dames.
The funeral service is to be conducted at two o'clock this afternoon, Sunday, the 25th of January, in the Chapel of Congregation Beth Israel, 5600 North Braeswood Boulevard in Houston, where Senior Rabbi David A. Lyon is to officiate.
At a later date the family will gather for a private interment at Houston National Cemetery.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 25, 2015
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