R. Jean Cope

Jean Cope, 89, of Hilltop Lakes, born on January 16, 1925, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 19, 2014.

Jean was retired from the Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, Texas.

Until suffering a stroke in 2008, Jean was very active. She played both bridge and golf at least twice a week, bowled, and until retiring from the sport at age 42, she had played women’s fast pitch softball for 25 years, participating in regional, state, and national tournaments.

She is survived by nieces Michaeleen Toler and husband Ray, Diana Stockdale and husband John, Cheryl Merchant and husband Robert, Jeanne Payne and husband Ralph, by nephew Bill Cope, and long time friend Barbara May.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Houston SPCA at 900 Portway Dr., Houston, TX 77024.

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  1. So very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and the rest of Jean’s family. May she rest in peace.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was such a wonderful person. I knew her from Dow & the bowling league. I had tried to locate an address for her & Barbara May to invite them to an annual Dow retiree gathering. Sorry was not ever able to locate either. My Prayers are with her family, her friends & Barbara May

  3. Wish to send condolences to Jean’s family and especially Barbara May. She was a great lady and will be missed. Personally I missed her because she tried to teach me how to bowl many, many years ago. Still trying to learn! May her soul rest in peace.

  4. We are sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. Our condolences to her family and to Barbara May. We worked together on various projects at Dow. Good times.

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