1951 - 2021
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Jan Risien, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in San Antonio, TX. Born on September 15, 1951, in Houston, TX, to parents, Harvey V. Risien, Sr. and Lessie Green Risien.

Jan attended Tomball High School and was a very active student. She was a member of the Science Club, Student Council, she played both volleyball and basketball, was a Cheerleader, was FFA Sweetheart, and won Miss Tomball in 1969. She graduated in 1969 and went to Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she graduated in 1973 with a Degree in Mathematics. While at SMU, Jan became a member of Tri Delta Sorority. Later, Jan attended the University of Houston where she obtained her MBA. She went to work for American Airlines where she was a world traveler and retired after 38 years. Jan was presented with a Fifty Year Tri Delta Sorority Pin in 2019. She had qualified and was in the process of becoming a member of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Unfortunately, she succumbed to the uncommon brain disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy before becoming a member. She was a graceful human being and was loved by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by, her parents, Harvey Risien and Lessie Risien Calahan. Jan is survived by her daughter Anna McBride Ritchie; Son in Law Russell Ritchie, grandson Reid Ritchie; her son Dennis McBride, her siblings, Harvey V. Risien, Jr., Mark K. Risien, and Richard B. Risien; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CurePSP: https://www.psp.org/iwanttohelp/ways-to-give/.

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