Jean Cotton Bember

September 10, 1925 - February 21, 2017
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Jean Bember, 91, formerly of Galveston, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Willowbrook Methodist Hospital in Houston. She was born September 10, 1925, in Kemp, TX, and married the love of her life, John K. Bember, Sr., in 1947.  Jean and John made their home in Galveston and had two sons, John, Jr. and Ray.  After over 60 years of living on the island, Jean relocated to Houston after Hurricane Ike, where she spent many happy days playing bingo at her new home at Brookdale Champions Houston.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, John K. Bember, Sr; her brother, Churchwell Cotton; and her sister, Edith V. Pearce.

She is survived by her sons, John K. Bember, Jr., of Texas City; and Raymond G. Bember and wife, Eileen, of Houston; grandchildren: Johnny Ray Bember and wife, Kim, of Texas City; Lisa Bember of Austin, TX; Robert Bember; and George Bember and wife, Christine, all of Fort Worth, TX; and great grandchildren: Jake, Kyle, Donavan, and Chris.

Jean’s family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at Brookdale Champions Houston for the loving care given to Jean.

Private family services will be held at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Snowdrop Foundation, 7155 Old Katy Road, Suite N270, Houston, TX 77024.

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Born: September 10, 1925
Died: February 21, 2017

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Shirley Nowlin posted on 2/21/17

Dear John, Ray and Family, Rodgers and I were saddened to hear of Jean's passing. We always enjoyed family visits with the Bembers during the years Jake was growing up and could tell from just listening to John and her talk about their years in Galveston that theirs was a beautiful love story. We shall miss her very lovely and elegant presence. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rodgers and Shirley Nowlin