JJane passed away Saturday, December 17, 2017 at her Baytown home. A life-long resident of Baytown she was a 1953 graduate of REL high school where she was a proud member of the Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she was a cheerleader in 1955 when the “Hook ‘em Horns” hand signal was introduced. She was a Life Member of TEXAS EXES and served on a variety of committees in Austin, Baytown and Houston over many years-- including some in 2017. She was also a member of the Advisory Board for the UT Student Union.
Jane married Ben Rhodes in December of 1957. They moved to Baytown in 1960 where they raised their two sons, Kyle and William. She was active in a number of community organizations including the Baytown Little Theater, the Clean City Commission, the Goose Creek Country Club, the Pilot Club, and the Country Club Oaks Garden Club. She was serving on the board of the Baytown Symphony and the Country Club Civic Association at the time of her death.
A celebration of Jane’s life will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Navarre Funeral Home. Prepared presentations by Mary Brown-Cody, Glena Pfennig, and Jane’s husband and sons will be followed by those who wish to share stories about Jane.
To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www.navarrefuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX, 77521 (281) 422-8111.