Jessie Tucker

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Jessie Tucker - Thursday, April 15,1971 THE- iFlMES — Hometown...
Thursday, April 15,1971 THE- iFlMES — Hometown newspaper of Brookshire and Katy, Texas Mrs. Jessie A. Tucker Honored With Open House 0" Sunday, April 4, 1971, Mrs. Jessie A. Tucker was honored on her 80th birthday with Open House given by her children and grandchildren at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Barker. The Barker children, Donnis, who was home for the celebration from West Texas State University at Canyon, Cheryl and Gina were present. Her grandson, Lynn Tucker and wife. Penny, their daughters. Katheryn and Tammy of Houston, also helped to make the open house a success. Her granddaughter Claudia and husband Bob Perry, and sons Byron BUILDorBUY GRANDFATHER CLOCKS AT FACTORY PRICES! SAVE $200. Do-it-yourself Kits, movements, moon dials, finished clocks, shipped promptly on money back guarantee. WRITE TODAY FOR COLOR CATALOG... send 25* for postage and handling. EMPEROR CLOCK COMPANY Dept. N -5 Fii-hope, Allbami 36S32 Viilt our factory whin in Fairhopt Model 120 Black Walnut and Mark, who live in Chico, California, were unable to attend; however, a special telephone call from Claudia, twelve long stemmed red roses and other gifts were received from them for tho occasion. The mother of Lynn and Claudia, Mrs. Steryl Cook, husband Calvin and son Cal from Austin were present. Steryl Cook, Donnis Barker, and Rita Scott played piano selections throughout the afternoon, which helped to make the atmosphere more enjoyable. , The nieces of Mrs. Tucker included in 'the house party were Mesdames Fabiola Pitts, Ruth Williams, Mabel Robichaux, Norma Thompson, • Zeta Bruton, Ramona Bains, Dorothy Scott, Marilyn Stanberry and W. C.'s wife, Floy Stockdick. Other friends in the house party were Mesdames Mary Elkins. Virgie Nash, Phyllis Bachler, Naomi "Busch, Lela K. Busch, Texanna Allen and Esther Barker. The Barker home was beautifully appointed with American Beauty Rose arrangements which set the theme. The serving table with floor length soft yellow satiny cloth made a pretty background for the lovely form a 1 arrangement of American Beauty Roses and Baby's breath in a footed crystal container. The refreshments consisted of a white tiered birthday cake decorated with red confection roses and inscribed "Happy Birthday J. A. T. 18911971,"- icy lime punch, almonds, and pillow mints. Jessie Angeline was born April 12,1891, near Centerville, Iowa, daughter of Adam and Ellen Stockdick. Her mother died when she was 4% years old, while Mr. Stockdick was on a trip south making plans to AccountsIniurtd up ro $20,000tocfi FARMERS STATE BANK 934-2222 Brookihire, Tcxif Family Helps Mrs. Tucker Celebrate Pictured with Mrs. Jessie A. Tucker when she celebrated her birthday are her daughter and son-in-law, Doiia and Raymond Barker, her granddaughters, Cheryl, Gina and Donnis Barker and her grandson Lynn Tucker, his Wife, Penny and her great-granddaughters Tammy and Kathryn Tucker. move the family to Katy, In 1895, shortly after her mother's death, her father moved her and five brothers, Edward, Charles, Chester, Elmer, and Roy to Katy, Texas. She lived in seven different homes in Texas until she was nine years old. She has happy recollections of living several months with Miss Myrtle Sears and her family. At age nine, her aUnt Em and Uncle Oliver Johnson of Courtland,. Kansas, took her into their home for five years, until at age 14 years her father brought her back to South Texas and she attended Chappell Hill Female College, Methodist girls' school, where she graduated in the fields of music and speech. This was the oldest girls' school in Texas at that time. On May 26,1918, Miss Jessie Stockdick married Theodore Boyce Tucker, who had recently graduated from the University of Texas with his M. A. Degree. He was actively engaged in farming rice with his father at the time they were married. To this union were born three sons, Boyce, Charles, Edward Harvey (Buddy) and one daughter, Dona Maxine. Mr. and Mrs. Tucker actively worked on the Evangelistic Field for a number of years. Mra. Tucker played the piano while her husband directed the large choirs. Thev also sang together and with others. November 4, 1946, her husband, two sons, Boyce and Edward H., and a nephew, Marion Cor I were killed in their own airplane. One son, Charles, had died in infancy, She lost one grandson Edward Ray Barker, who died March 28,1965. Her brothers Edward, Charles, and Chester passed away in recent years; Roy died in infancy. Mrs. Tucker has con* tinued to make her home in Katy, actively working in the Apostolic Faith Church as Sunday School Teacher, church pianist, organist, and dedicated worker. She helps sponsor the Tucker Foundation at La Grange, where youth encamp* ments, singing schools etc. are held, also the Apostolic Faith Bible College at Baxter Springs, Kansas as well as TV and radio sacred programs, She is a member of the local Fine Arts Study Club. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In the fall of 1966, she made a Bible Study Tour of the Middle East. A visit to the Holy Land highlighted the trip. In the summer of 1969, she traveled to the Western European Countries. Traveling has been an exciting part of her life. Approximately 200 guests enjoyed the afternoon with Mrs. Tucker. Honored guests were her brother and wife Mr. and Mrs. Elmer StocKdick, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Chester (Zeta) Stockdick Due to illness, Mi's. Edward (Besse) Stockdick! could not be present butt sent a lovely floral ar-: rangement. Other guests, present were Rev. and Mrs. Gene Cornell of La* verne, Oklahoma, Doug Hibbs of Liberal, Kansas. Glen and Carl Fulbright of Boston, Massachusetts now attending West Texas State University. Friends irom 12 cities in Texas attended, which included 70 out of town guests. There were 12 long distance telephone calls from 6 different states and 2 out-of-state telegrams and about 201) cards were received. Mrs. Tucker said, "This was a day long to be remembered and a continued Birthday Celebration as callers, gifts, and cards have arrived throughout the week." Oliver Wendell Holnu-s wrote "To be eighty years young is some- tunes more cheerful and happy than to be forty years old. Janet Bains Honored Apr. 12 On Monday, April 12th Miss Janet Bains was honored with her first compliment of the season nsa 1971 Royal High School graduate-to-be. In attendance were other classmates, Misses Ava Waters, Joan Phillips, Dorothy Kohler and Jane Mayberry, and honored guests, mother and sister of Janet, Mrs. W. D. Bains, Jr. and Susan Bains.. The reserved table at Garretts was decorated by the hostess, Grandmother Bains, with a jaunty graduate centerpiece, place cards, napkins and favors. The prize for removing a prophecy from an inflated balloon, then restoring the same to a collection of balloons went to Miss Joan Phillips. Janet received a compliment of linens. A well prepared and beautifully served chicken dinner with tall chilled Dr. Peppers was followed by soft ice cream, chocolate or vanilla flavored. The girls, all college bound, talked of the colleges they intend to enter this fall. MENUS ROYAL April 19 • 23, 1971 Monday — vegetable soup, ham sandwich, flying saucers, milk. Tuesday — meat loaf w/tomato gravy, mixed | vegetables, apple cobbler, hot rolls, butter, milk. Wednesday — oven fried chicken, rice and gravy, green beans, peach halves, individual bread, butter, milk, Thursday — Sloppy Joes on school made bun, ranch style beans, ice cream, milk. Friday — chicken fried steak with gravy, .English peas, cabbage slaw, sliced pineapple, hot rolls, butter, milk. KATY April 19 - 23,1971 Monday ™ Swiss steak in vegetable sauce, mashed potatoes, buttered

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  1. The Brookshire Times,
  2. 15 Apr 1971, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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