Betty Jean (Jeanie) Glover


Betty Jean (Jeanie) Glover of Beaumont passed away in Angleton, Texas on February 18, 2016, after a battle with cancer. She was born in Beaumont on October 4, 1934 to parents H.B. (Breck) and Woodford Jouett Glover.

Jeanie spent the majority of her life in and around the Beaumont and Houston area. After graduating from Beaumont High School, she went to Sam Houston State University and majored in education. She started her teaching career in Port Arthur and later spent several years teaching in the Spring Branch area of Houston. After her mother died in the 60’s, she returned to Beaumont and spent the majority of her career as a math and science teacher at Caldwood Elementary School.

Jeanie was the consummate school teacher who loved her role as an educator and influencer of children. She loved the children and the children loved her. Many of her students over her 35 year career came back as adults and thanked her for her influence on their lives and her devotion to them both during their education and afterwards. After retirement she continued to play a role in education as a substitute teacher, school volunteer and mentor to new teachers. She maintained a mentoring relationship with many of the young teachers she had counseled until they too retired. She was most proud of her large legacy of great children with whom she had maintained relationships well into their adult lives.

Jeanie was preceded in death by her parents, brother, William Jouett Glover Sr., and sister, Sara Nell Glover.

She is survived by nephew, Willian Jouett Glover Jr.; nieces: Mary Kay Glover Mann and Trudy Ann Glover Brown; cousin, Jouett Cannon Gardner and husband Gary Gardner of Lake Jackson, Texas; first cousins: once removed, Gary L. Gardner Jr., Colleen Cannon Gardner Hicks, John Evan Gardner, Jack Hayden Gardner and Bradley Jouett Gardner.

Visitation will be held on February 22, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Claybar Funeral Home, 1155 North 11th Street, Beaumont, Texas with burial immediately afterwards at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine St. Beaumont, TX 77703.




  1. I met Mrs. Glover when she worked at Roy Guess. She was a sweet lady. I always kept up with her. We had the opportunity to work together at Dishman. She substituted in the class where I was an assistant. Then she would come n help Mrs Woodall. She gave me a card years ago entitled 10 things to remember. I carry it in my wallet today. I even had the opportunity to meet Sissy,her sister. I would call her from time to time. She loved my daughter too. She would always visit her at Target. My life is better because she passed through. Family,she really loved you. She talked about u often. Please take care and be blessed

    Wilhelmina Brown
  2. You will be missed but you touched many hearts with fond memories!

    Jon Leiferman
  3. With deepest sympathy for a fantastic teacher. My daughter said she still uses one of “Ms Glover”s phrases”, if the instructions tell you to stand on your head and stack BBS stand on your head and stack BBS.” She will be greatly missed.

    Judy Leiferman
  4. Ms. Glover taught me at Caldwood Elementary and she one special teacher. What I remember the most about Ms. Glover is that she treated every kid the same. She will truly be missed.

    David Maniscalco
  5. Forth grade math with Ms Glover at Caldwood Elementary. I’ve always credited her for my math skills. She was a great teacher, whom I always respected. Now I wish I would have let her know how she positively affected my life. My prayers and thoughts go out to her family.

    Mark Mitterlehner
  6. Jeannie was my first cousin on her Dad’s side of the family from Just north of Memphis TN where Uncle Hay was born and raised. My Dad, his brother was the baby of 14 kids! Uncle Hay always wore his big old Stetson hat and cowboy boots when they came to Memphis because he was so proud to be a Texan. I moved to Beaumont shortly before Sara Nell died and attended her funeral but was not aware of Jeannie’s passing until I saw her obit. I had been to see her a couple of times and we had a lot of years to catch up on. We hadn’t seen each other in 40 years. So many wonderful memories. I always thought Aunt Doll looked like Dorothy Lamour. She was beautiful. Think of them all often.

    Reggie Glover Horne
  7. Miss you Jean Jean!

    John Gardner

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