Jean Davis Myers
Jean Davis Myers was born Betty Jean Harvey to Mae Lynn and Leslie Harvey on August 16, 1927 in Houston, Texas. She traveled many places throughout the world in retirement and work, but always returned to Houston, her home.
She is survived by her devoted son Barry James Davis and daughter-in-law Erin Davis, granddaughter Nicole Moore, grandsons Barrett and Evan Davis; great-grandsons Connor Moore and Kingston Davis; her brother James Harvey and his wife Joan from Galveston. Her sister Evelyn and her brother-in-law Felton Lloyd have predeceased her.
Jean was a professional educator, retiring after 34 years in the Houston Independent School District, serving as a classroom teacher, counselor, assistant principal and executive director of community relations and volunteer services. She was chosen to develop and direct the newly created Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) in 1970. Under her leadership, VIPS became a national model, receiving many coveted awards. She led the way in creating partnerships between public schools and the business community. She served as president of the National Association of Partners in Education.
Since 1991, The "Jean Davis Myers Award for Community Service" has been presented annually by HISD. She was a member of Board of Directors of I Have a Dream – Houston, The Volunteer Center, Houston Association of Volunteer Administrators and School Administrators. Jean was also active with TSTA, Houston Hospice, Who's Who International and Harris County Appraisal Review Board.
According to Jean and those who knew her, she had a wonderful life – personally, professionally and privately.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the American Red Cross.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 at 11:00am.
Published by Houston Chronicle on Jun. 7, 2015.