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Alma Jean "A.J." Yeoman
1929-2015
Alma Jean "A.J." Yeoman was kissed by her husband and as he told her that "he loved her," and surrounded by her husband's love, she went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ, after a long illness. She was 85.
A. J. was born on the 16th of June 1929, in Long Beach, California. She was the only child born to Harold and Trylilbe Vance, who preceded her in death. She grew up in Bryan, Texas, and was an academic standout, graduating when she was 16 and was a Bryan Mustang cheerleader. She then went on to the University of Texas where she graduated with a B.A. in Art, which would be her avocation and passion for the rest of her life. She was an active member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, both as an undergraduate student and as an alumnus. She was a woman who would never say "NO" to an organization who requested her time and her talents and gave of both willingly.
Her volunteerism was evident in the fact that she was the Gulf Coast regional director for Cerebral Palsy, worked with the March of Dimes, was a member of The Junior League of Houston, and was a docent for the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Also, she was an officer in the Faculty Women's Assoc. at the University of Houston and was a member of the Methodist Women's Assoc. With all of her community work, she still found time to be a Brownie leader, Girl Scout leader and Boy Scout Den mother for her kids.
Mom and Dad were a team when it came to every activity in which they were involved, and The University of Houston Football Program was no exception. Without A.J.'s efforts on the home front, her husband Bill would not have been able to exert the energies necessary to make the football program into the success that it was.
They were members of St. Luke's United Methodist church for 53 years where they volunteered their time teaching classes and being members of the Randy Smith Adult Bible Class.
Her grandson Logan, upon hearing of her passing, stated that "she has probably already started three paintings!"
A. J. is survived by her loving husband Bill Yeoman, who was the love of her life for more than 64 years; her children, Bill Yeoman, Jr., Gary Yeoman, Kathy Yeoman and Carrie and Bill Prewett; her grandchildren, Erin Yeoman, Lander Yeoman, Josh Yeoman, Audrey Yeoman, Clayton Eddy, Trevor and Lauren Prewett, Logan and Sarah Prewett, Bethany Prewett; and her great grandchildren Isla and Liam Prewett.
A memorial service is to be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 8th of January, in the Sanctuary of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road in Houston, where Dr. Tom Pace, Senior Pastor, is to officiate.
Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the nearby Fellowship Hall.
Prior to the service, that family will have gathered for a private interment at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, and for those desiring, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to the Bill & A.J. Yeoman Fort Bend County Endowed Scholarship Fund by contacting Patty Godfrey at (281) 798-9046; or to the Bill Yeoman Endowed Scholarship, make checks payable to the University of Houston, 3100 Cullen Blvd., Suite 2004, Houston, TX, 77204-6002 or call 713-743-GOUH (4684).
Published in Houston Chronicle from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, 2015
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