Obituaries
Jacquelyn 'Jackie' Bauman
By Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Bonham
Jan 3, 2019
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Bonham, Texas -- Jacquelyn Kay Bauman (known to us and all her friends as Jackie) was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Richard and Gladys Schramm January 21, 1943. She dies, and is survived by her brother Richard, her husband Lynn, her children, Deron, Derith, and Derek, and four beautiful grandchildren, Zoe, Jack, Sadie and Jonathan.

For almost all of her life Jackie was a courageous and dedicated teacher of children and young people whom she fiercely loved and devoted her life to. During those years she was also a wonderful mother and wife, and had many many friends that surrounded her and whom she loved.

Jackie graduated from college in Kansas City, started graduate school in St. Louis, and later finished a Master’s Degree in Education from the Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas. She began her teaching career in Kansas City, and a year later moved to Tehran, Iran to join her soon-to-be husband, Lynn, and started teaching at Damavand, a girl’s college where she continued for many years along with teaching in elementary education in Iran as well. Later the family moved to Sana’a, Yemen where she and her husband taught for two years at the International School and then they moved back to the USA and to Bonham, Texas.

Beginning again, Jackie worked for a season at the First National Bank in Bonham, but her love for teaching drew her back and she resumed a long teaching career beginning in the Sam Rayburn School District. The family moved to Duncanville, Texas and Jackie taught in the DeSoto School District in many of the elementary grades in that school. Eventually the family moved back to Fannin County and Jackie began her last long stint in Special Education for the whole of Fannin County through the Bonham Independent School District.

Jackie held various positions both administratively and also as a home-bound teacher traveling across the county to find and help students who could not make it to the classroom. She had so many stories to tell of the roads and adventures with critters, dogs, parents and her wonderful students. Jackie had a devotion to and special touch with children, and could guide them into learning almost anything. She was a good disciplinarian when she needed to be, but it never detracted from her constant, loving attention to their care and education. She always seemed to find the right balance.

Later she retired and bought a screen printing business called Patterns and Prints in Telephone, Texas. All her life she had loved sewing, needlepoint and hands-on projects of all kinds. She built a good business in screen printing and added the sale of Persian rugs from Iran and the Middle East to her inventory. It was a thriving business until Jackie began to show signs of Parkinson’s disease to which she finally succumbed.

When, after a long period, it was clear that Jackie needed extended and twenty-four hour care, the family decided to move her to the Honey Grove Nursing Center where she remained until her death. Friends and staff there cared for her so well during the years she lived in that loving environment. She was visited and entertained by many friends and her family and grandchildren who loved her as she declined.

She will be missed, but she is not fundamentally gone from us. We hold her forever in our hearts and memories, and are glad for her release from the burden of a body that would no longer serve her bright and beautiful spirit. We send her forward ahead of us into Light, Love and Eternity.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2018 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Bonham, Texas. Interment will follow at Elwood Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home Bonham, Texas.

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