Janis Rae Clary, 90, of Sabinal peacefully passed away on December 13, 2018 in Hondo, Texas. Known by all as “Jan,” she was born January 15, 1928 in Houston, Texas to C.E. and Frances Ellen (Goodrich) Jackson. Her family moved to San Antonio where she graduated from Jefferson High School.
While attending Trinity University, Jan met her husband, the late Robert (Bob) Allen Clary, Jr. The two were married 49 years and built a life on their farm east of Sabinal. A resident of the area for over seven decades, Jan taught second grade at Sabinal ISD for 23 years, was an active member of the Sabinal Methodist Church, and forged so many amazing friendships in the community. Jan thoroughly enjoyed a good card game, traveling, and had a lifetime of love that produced four children, many grandchildren and step-grandchildren, and even six great-grandchildren.
Jan is survived by her children Austin Allen Clary, Sabinal; Frances Ellen Clary Owen (John), Katy, TX; Milton Rae Clary (Karen), Fairfax, VA; Kenneth Robert Clary (Stephanie), D’Hanis; grandchildren Robert Allen Clary III, Los Angeles, CA; Ashley Dee Clary-Carpenter (Mike), San Antonio; Emily Rae Clary Morlandt (Michael), San Antonio; John Henry Owen IV (Elizabeth), Katy, TX; Rachel Lauren Clary Nichols (Chad), Denver, CO; Trevor Scott Owen, Oklahoma City, OK; great-grandchildren Cara Dee & Maya Mae Carpenter; Addison Estelle, Kaiya Rae, & Anika Mae Owen; Leo William Nichols; nieces Karen Jane Marx, Catherine Ann Jackson, Theresa Rae Kauther, and Janet Carol Taylor; many step-grandchildren; and countless other family and friends.
Jan is preceded in death by her husband, parents, parents-in-law Robert Allen & Lois (Nance) Clary, brother Norval Eugene Jackson, and grandson John Kyle Clary.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 PM at Rushing Estes Knowles Chapel in Sabinal. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Rushing Estes Knowles Chapel in Sabinal, with burial to follow at Sabinal Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen Clary, John Owen, Trevor Owen, Mike Carpenter, Michael Morlandt, and Chad Nichols.
I was so sorry to hear of Jan's passing, I have so many fond memories of Jan out on the Prairie. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be truly missed.
Jeananne Roberts WalkerBertram, TX
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. May your wonderful memories of her comfort you at this time.
Denise Rice KerrLytle, TX
Although I haven't seen my aunt in many years, I have found memories of time I spent with her, uncle Bob and my cousins. I remember her finding cookies in odd containers knowing that no one would suspect they were actually cookies. One the best lessons I learned in life came from her. You will be missed. Much love, Jan Taylor.
Janet TaylorMount Gretna, PA
With sincere sympathy to your family.
Precious memories and loving thoughts to you all.
May God bless you, watch over you and bring you Comfort.
Leslie MorlandtKerrville, TX
I enjoyed an amazing visit in May on Aunt Jan’s front patio. I am so thankful. My prayers are with you Frances, Austin, Milton & Kenneth & all your families. It’s been years ago I moved to “the Prairie”. I fell in love with Aunt Jan. God bless you all.
Jo Posey VasicSalt Lake City, UT
Fond memories of Jan and family. I so enjoyed seeing her these last few years, sharing a meal and playing cards or dominoes at her house as well as at others' homes. She loved playing games and took it very seriously. I loved your mother. She was an amazing person; she was family. God bless you all at this time. Sending hugs and love.
Rene RogersMidland, TX
Clarys, so sad to hear of Jan’s passing! It’s hard losing a mother regardless of age. I’m thinking of you all, Sean (Habermacher)
Sean JohnstonSabinal, TX