Evelyn Grace Jupe Herman was born September 1st, 1925 in Tours Texas. She left this world on June 30th, 2014 in Galveston Texas at the age of 88. She was the middle child of 11 born to Otto and Ida (Heine) Jupe of San Antonio Texas. She was raised on a farm in Southeast Bexar County near Rigsby and S. WW White before it was part of San Antonio Texas. Her family was large and boisterous, caring and fun-loving. When Grandpa told them not to go to Hill Top Dance Hall that is exactly where she went with her sisters and future sister-in-laws.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Joseph, Antone (Tony), and Edwin (Farmer) Jupe, and sisters Dorine, Aggie DeMello (Roseville CA), Irene Rakowitz, In Laws, Dan DeMello, Edward Rakowitz, Bill Kiolbassa and Frank Haese; grandson, Douglas Jackson, Great grandsons, Jacob McDow and Jasen Mena.
She is survived by her beloved brother, sisters, and in-laws, Ruth Jupe, Mary Ann Kiolbassa, Corine (Blondie) Brehm (Milton), Gene (Shirley) Jupe and Betty Haese. She is also survived by her cherished children, Donna (Dub) Jackson, Patricia (Larry) McDonald, Peggy (Vincent Conway) Tedford, and John (Janette) Herman Jr. She is also survived by her treasured grandchildren, Dorine McDow, Wayne (Amy) Jackson, Julie (Garry) Ford, Larriel McDonald, Chantel (Bert) Istre, Monica Dilley, Rudy (Elizabeth) Sanchez, John (Violet) Herman III, Jeff Herman, and Philip (Amanda Boatman) Herman. Her great grandchildren, Jesse (Mallory) McDow, Kory McDow, Gregory McDonald, Paige (Jessie) Nichols, Joshua Mena, Christian, Nicolas Istre, Macey, Gracey Dilley, Jacob, Estela Sanchez, David, Isaac, Elijah Herman and Daisy Herman. She also leaves 6 great, great grandchildren.
Evelyn came from a very large family where working in the fields and helping raise the younger children was expected. But that is not what she wanted. She left early and found adventure. Her adventure led her to many places and many people. Regardless of the situation, she found a silver lining. She never made us feel poor nor did we do without. She had the undying love her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren plus many nieces and nephews in many parts of Texas, Michigan and all over the USA.
Evelyn had to work most of her life in various positions including Joskes, Baptist Hospitals, and Trinity University. Her enjoyment was the three “B’s” Bowling, Bingo and Bunco. Plus she often would take the bus from St. Jerome’s to Louisiana to gamble. But her favorite times were spent with family, especially Ruth Jupe, Mary Ann Kiolbassa, and Tillie Jupe, most often playing dominoes, as well as spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her last full day on this earth she had the joy of being with her granddaughters Chantel and Monica and great granddaughter Gracey. She loved her gifts of photo albums from her grandson and wife John and Violet Herman III. Her love of life was evident in her happiness when she saw her sisters in April of this year.
Services will be at Dellcrest Funeral Home, 2023 S WW White Rd, San Antonio. A family gathering and rosary are scheduled for Sunday, July 6th at 6 and 7pm respectively. A Memorial Service will occur also at Dellcrest on Monday, July 7th at 10am with a luncheon at Highland Social Club, 2929 S WW White Rd, San Antonio following the Memorial. Ashes will be interred at 3pm at St. Jerome’s cemetery at Real Rd and FM1516.