Jewell K. LaGrappe

Jewell K. LaGrappe, 79, of San Leon, passed away May 11, 2023 in her home.  Jewell was born February 9, 1944, to Josephine Kocian and Frank Kocian in Fort Worth, TX. She worked many years as an executive secretary in the insurance industry. She enjoyed her retirement, being a homemaker, taking care of her beloved dogs, traveling with her husband and enjoying life. She loved to travel, experience many places and had stories to share.

Jewell will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was an Oil and Pencil Artist and a Quilter. She loved making paintings and quilts for anyone she could.

Jewell brought a Light of Love and Kindness to everyone she met and never met a stranger.

“She leaves behind a legacy of love for family, friends and the joy of creative Art.”

Jewell is survived by her sister Johnnie Hooper, and preceded in death by her parents Josephine Kocian and Frank Kocian, sisters Frances Linex and Joanne Sikes, brother Steve Kocian and niece Cindy Sikes Conner.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 34 years Bryan LaGrappe; daughter Keena Frazier and husband Brian; son Jason Harrison and wife Megan; and grandchildren Tyler Jones, Ella Harrison, Sara Harrison, and Olivia Harrison.

“She will be missed by those who loved her.”

In her memory there will be a celebration of life, 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel,  851 FM 517 W, Dickinson. TX


  1. Deepest condolences to the family of Jewell LaGrappe, always a pleasure to be around. She’ll be truly missed.

    Jim Votaw
  2. Jewell was a sweetheart that never met a stranger. My prayers go out Bryan and her children and grandchildren. She will be missed

    Mary LaGrappe

    Mary LaGrappe
    • I grew up living next door to Jewel for many years. When she came over she always had such a living and kind spirit that permeated through the house. I can still hear her laughter as she told such amazing stories. And can’t forget her cooking! She always had the best food she would bring over to the house! Such a sweet lady! Prayers for Brian today as I know she was the light of his life!

      Rachel Hailey
  3. I loved my sister and will miss her weekly calls about what’s happening around the family. We’re keeping ya’ll in our thoughts.

    Johnnie and Greg Hooper
  4. Prayers to the family for peace and comfort . I will miss seeing Jewell ‘s smiling face and hearing her laughter. Jewell and I became friends from art classes we took @ College of the Mainland. May she rest in peace.

    Theresa Bette
  5. Jewell had a sparkling personality, she was kind & funny and she will be missed by so many. My thoughts & prayers are with Bryan, her family, and all her friends.

    Kelly Railean
  6. Bryan and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Jewell’s passing. I never got the opportunity to meet her, but I know the tremendous love Bryan had for her and can only pray for God to give you all strength to carry you through this difficult time. My love, thoughts, and prayers to you all.

    Angela Lucario
  7. I will miss my sweet aunt and our weekly calls. She was such a beautiful person. My prayers for her husband her children, grand children and her fur babies.

    Penny Buechler
  8. Bryan
    I am so sorry for loss. I am praying for you and your family.

    Sherri McFadden
  9. Prayers of comfort to Bryan and your family. Jewel was a good friend and one of the sweetest person I have ever met. She was a lovely lady inside and out. I’m miss her dearly.. God Bless, Susan Bromley

    Susan Bromley
  10. Bryan
    I am so sorry to hear of Jewel’s passing. She was such a good person and friend.
    Please know that you and your family are in my prayers and condolences.

    Lamar Clark
  11. I only knew Jewell for a short time but in that short time she had showed me what an amazing woman she was and how caring. When we first met, she was so kind, it made me feel so comfortable to be around her, almost as if we have been friends for years. Jewell just had this amazing presence and good energy to be around and she had this laugh that just would have me cracking up. She was truly an amazing woman and one of a kind. I just wish I had more time to get to know her more. Although we didn’t have a long time together, I can honestly say she was a great friend. Jewell may your beautiful soul rest in peace.

    Lesa Andrepont
  12. Brian and Family

    Our deepest condolences to you all. Jewell lived up to her name. She was a true jewel!! We will dearly miss her and her sparkling smile. She was a pleasure to have as our friend. We will truly miss her.

    Our thoughts are with you all during this time.

    Brad and Cindy Hoffman
  13. Bryan, Loving thoughts are with you that may you find comfort in the many wonderful shared memories you hold dear in your heart. And may the joy in those memories lift and lighten the emptiness of the loss of your life’s partner. You will remain in thought and prayer. In His love,

    Gayla La Grappe
  14. Jewel will be miss she was outgoing and cheerful I will always remember the news years eve we spent with them years ago when they first move back to Houston she was the best part of Brian’s life they were meant for each other , God bless her and let her soul rest in peace

    Phillip La Grappe
  15. Oh how we miss you our friend already
    We have share almost 30 years of so much fun
    Pictures tell a wonderful story and soooo much laughter
    RIP and sea you on the other side my friend
    You were truly a Jewel to behold
    Love you much

    Sandy (Sandygirl) Hailey
  16. I don’t know where to start! You were such an amazing person and a great Aunt! you always made me laugh, your smile was so contagious. I know you are going to be truly missed by everyone but I know one thing you and Frances are talking each other’s ear off and having a blast. You left us with some many great memories like the time when all us girls went to your beach house that was one my favorite memories. But heaven is gaining an amazing Angel😇. Love you ❤️💔

    Michele Linex
  17. Dear Bryan & Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Jewell’s passing – Mike and I are sending our deepest condolences. Jewell was kind, beautiful, had a giving heart and always cared for others. Hold on to your wonderful memories and the love you both shared. Keeping all of you in our prayers.

    Mari LaGrappe Quilio
  18. Jewel will be missed by so many, we were neighbors over 30 years ago and have been best of friends ever since. Our birthdays were one day apart so we shared a lot of birthdays together. She was a great person. Heaven got a good one.
    Your friend
    (T-Man) Tommy Hailey

    Tommy Hailey

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