Harriett Jean "Jeanne" Davis, 75, of Rockwall, passed away Sept. 27, 2016. She was born on March 14, 1941, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to William Gaines Davis and Harriett Geneva (Fulkerson) Davis.
Jeanne grew up in Dallas and attended St. Joseph's Academy and St. Edwards Academy. She got married in 1957 and had three children: Richard Ro, Marla Kim and Everett Todd.
Jeanne's next years were spent as a stay-at-home mom, dedicated to raising her children and being the "ultimate" room mother at each of their schools.
In 1978, Jeanne's marriage ended and she started college at the age of 36. Jeanne was on the President's Honor Roll and Dean's List and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Honor Society. She graduated near the top of her class in 1982, with degrees in real estate, real estate law, horticulture and plant biology. After graduation, Jeanne enrolled in the master's program for landscape architechture at the University of Texas in Arlington. Her education was completed by taking three Autocad Computer Assisted Design Courses and becoming certified in Autocad. Jeanne obtained her Texas real estate broker's license and opened Texas Land Company, specializing in selling land, farms and ranches.
She enjoyed baking and was famous for her peanut butter and chocolate pies and chocolate chip cookies. Friends always looked forward to Christmas time when they would receive one of their favorite Christmas presents, Jeanne's fudge! She also enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Master Gardeners Club of Rockwall, with her home being on the Master Gardeners tour several years.
Jeanne's greatest pleasure was her grandchildren and the many museums, movies and ballgames that they visited. She was a member of Eastridge Church of Christ in Rockwall and during her illness she was grateful to have Dr. Charles Stanley and the In Touch program as her online church.
Jeanne is survived by her daughter, Kim Hooks and husband Kenny; sons, Rick Mann and Todd Mann; grandchildren, K.R. Hooks III and wife Rebekah, Jarred Hooks, Audrey Mann and fiancé Austin, Blake Mann, Nikki Mann and Kimberly Mann; and great grandchildren, Kenneth Hooks IV and Kade Hooks.
Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Jeanne wished to offer personal thanks: "Thanks to my wonderful daughter who has been with me every step of the way on my final journey. Thanks too for my best friends and valued companions: Cathy Strother and Jamie Easterwood."
Published on October 5, 2016