HOUSTON â€” Ann McEvoy Jumper passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at the age of 73. She was born in Alva, Okla., May 15, 1937. She lived her childhood in Roswell, where she graduated in 1955 from Roswell High school. Ann attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where she graduated with a bachelorâ€™s degree in 1959, although she had finished her work in1958.
She began teaching at S[auth] andia High School in Albuquerque, in 1958. Ann and her family moved to Houston in 1964. She began teaching at Memorial High School Spring Branch, ISD in 1967 and retired in 2002. She earned a masterâ€™s degree from the University of Houston while teaching full time and rearing her children. Annâ€™s passion was teaching high school children and she had a positive influence on many young people in her 37- year teaching career. She also taught adult education in night school after her children were in college. Ann enjoyed traveling, meeting new friends and spending time with her family. Her hobbies included her grandchildren, ocean cruises, RV camping, eating out, reading, music and getting hair-dos. She loved her church, the Church of The Holy Trinity, Anglican, where she attended with her husband, Bill.
She enjoyed the Care Partners Gatherings at Memorial Drive Methodist Church and Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. Ann is survived by her husband of 53 years, Bill Jumper; son, Greg Jumper; daughter, Julie (Stanley) Wells; grandchildren, Nikki and Hunter Wells; and her brother, Maurice (Sally) McEvoy. She was predeceased by her mother, Hazel Hodges McEvoy, and her father, Maurice B. McEvoy.
Funeral services will be Nov. 23, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., at the Church of The Holy Trinity, 211 Byrne Street, Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association for research.