Jeanne Lee Allen-Beason, 68, passed into the loving arms of the Lord on Monday, January 11, 2021. Jeanne Jalowy was born on February 19, 1952 and grew up in Sealy, Texas. Jeanne was the daughter of Mary Nell and Homer Jalowy who lived in and had strong ties in the Sealy area. She was the oldest of 4 children and had 3 brothers: Steve, Kean and Chris Jalowy.
Jeanne graduated from Sealy High School in 1970. Shortly after she graduated, Jeanne moved to College Station, Texas and married Bob Bade. She started attending Texas A&M University and she realized she had a passion for science and started pursuing a degree in Biology. They were married for 6 years and they had a child together, Phillip Bade who preceded her in death in 1976. It was there in January of 1977 that she met Paul Leslie Allen II. After Paul graduated they moved to Seguin, Texas and they married there on November 23, 1977. Jeanne began her studies again and graduated in 1978 from Southwest Texas State University. Paul’s career brought them to Nacogdoches, Texas and they had their first daughter, Jill Leslie Allen, in 1980. They moved to Shreveport, Louisiana and had their second daughter, Tiffany Leigh Allen, in 1982. In 1986, Jeanne and Paul moved to Temple, Texas where they raised the girls. It was there Jeanne realized she wanted to be a teacher. Jeanne began teaching Honors/ AP Chemistry and Physics at Temple High School. She taught there for many years and started the Science Fair at the high school. Jeanne and Paul were married for 23 years.
In the fall of 1999, Jeanne met Calvin Beason in West, Texas at the West Fest. On March 17, 2001 they were married at First Baptist Waco and she relocated to Crawford, Texas with Calvin shortly thereafter. (Calvin also has a daughter Patricia Beason.) Jeanne began teaching Chemistry, Physics and Biology again at Waco High School and subsequently La Vega High School. In 2010, Jeanne was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent multiple treatments and during that time decided to retire from teaching. After her recovery, she continued to tutor students and was a huge volunteer in her community with Alcoholics Anonymous. Jeanne also loved to spend time at the family farm in Cat Spring, spend time with her 5 grandchildren and was very active in her church bible study. Above all, her love and faith in God was paramount to her throughout her entire life. She is survived by Calvin, Steve, Chris, her 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Services were held for immediate family only on January 20, 2021. A larger service will be held post-Covid.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel, 768 Fourth St., Sealy, TX 77474, (979) 885-3535, www.knesekfuneralhome.com.