Georgia Jane Moorman was born on Sept. 28, 1940, in Sweetwater, Texas and raised on her parent’s farm near the community of Nolan, Texas. She passed away on Nov. 19, 2011, in Conroe, Texas, at 71.
Jane graduated from Divide High School (graduating class of six), received a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech and a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University (enrolled the second year female students were permitted to attend).
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Jane is preceded in death by her parents, Vernon (Bill) and Bessie Guthrie; sister, Francis Strickland; and brother, J.B. Howell.
She is survived by husband, David G. Moorman; daughter, Leigh Ann Dye and husband Alan; son, David W. Moorman and wife Christie; grandsons, Daniel Dye and wife Lindsay and Cason Moorman; granddaughter, Rachel Zurbriggen and husband Jeff; great-grandson, Callan Dye; sister, Sue Guthrie White; brother, Jimmie Allen Guthrie and wife Jean; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jane and her husband, David G. Moorman enjoyed 49 years of marriage. She instilled her values and faith in her children, grandchildren and students. Jane made a real difference in many lives.
Jane devoted time to education and was a longtime volunteer in youth activities with 4-H Food Club and 4-H Share the Fun. She enjoyed preparing children for area and state competition and traveling with them. Jane was a long time volunteer with the Walker County Fair Association and enjoyed traveling to visit children and grandchildren and returning to her parent’s farm and nature’s beauty. Jane helped raise rabbits for county and statewide competition.
A firm believer in education, Jane was an elementary teacher in Lubbock and College Station and taught in the Windham school system in Huntsville. As a teacher, Jane saw what students could accomplish. She taught the ultimate “at-risk” students — incarcerated men — with patience and skill. Jane communicated a sense of values to the students and an appreciation for life-long learning. Jane loved traveling, assisting with the Walker County Fair, returning to her parent’s farm and enjoying the out-of-doors.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to her caregivers from Consider the Lilies: Latine Burns, Janyce Dorman, Margie Diggs and Elva Ferguson. They would also like to thank the wonderful nurses and doctors at Huntsville Memorial Hospital and Solara Hospital of Conroe; family friend, Dianne Carpenter and Willow with Huntsville Pets Helping People, who were always there to provide comfort and cheer.
Memorial Donations may be made to Walker County Fair Association, P.O. Box 1817, Huntsville, Texas 77342 or Huntsville Pets Helping People, P.O. Box 6513, Huntsville, TX 77342-6513.
Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville, Texas with Rev. Reagan Cooksey officiating. Burial will follow in Mayes Addition of Oakwood Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas.
Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville.
Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com .