Jolie Montagne Hess

Jolie Montagne Hess (85) passed away on May 24th at M D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.   She was born on Galveston Island on March 23, 1935. Jolie loved life and was often the life of the party, always enjoying time spent with family and friends. Her passion was playing duplicate bridge and was a Diamond Life Master. Jolie served on the board of Unit 174 3 times for a total of 18 years and was Partnership Chair for 30 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest R. Montagne and Mary Louise Montagne, and two children Cathy Junemann and Mark Junemann and her husband Richard Hess.
Jolie is survived by three children, Michael Junemann, Sandy Valusek (Johnny)and Ernie Junemann (Malinda)all of Galveston County, and six grandchildren Angela Junemann, Cory Junemann, Taylor Junemann, Ty Junemann, Chris Junemann and Katie Lugo-Cruet and 5 great grandchildren and 5 step- grandchildren and 2 siblings Ernie Montagne(Sally) and her beloved sister Mary.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be made To “Dress For Success” by check to “ACBL U174”, Gary Hercules, 5231 Sandyfields Lane, Katy, TX 77494 or the American Cancer Society (


  1. I am so sorry to see that Jolie has passed away. She was such a wonderful person and desire to talk to. I will miss her sorely. Her family has my condolences. Thank you.

    Stephen Lavoot
  2. Jolie was such a huge contributor to the success of bridge in Unit 174. I admired her skills at the bridge table and enjoyed her energy and infectious, fun spirit. She will be dearly missed. She will be missed in the Houston bridge community,

    Joyce Ryan
  3. I am saddened to hear of Jolie’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and great to be around. She was always kind to newer players, set an example of bridge etiquette, was and an outstanding bridge player. I would always find her in the Unit 174 tournaments to say hello and chat and make sure she had her ice and coffee for the morning. I will miss not seeing her smiling face at the bridge table dearly. Prayers out to her children, grandchildren and family.

    Ken Hudson

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