Jean Corbett of Lufkin was born in Fairbury, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Evelyn (Strawhacker) and Frank C. Friesen. She passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2008, in a Lufkin hospice facility.
Mrs. Corbett worked as a court reporter for many years. She was also a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Corbett was an avid and dedicated bowler. She served as City Secretary for the Lufkin Women's Bowling Association for over 20 years, as well as serving in all other official positions, including President, Vice President, and Secretary for the bowling leagues during the years. She traveled throughout Texas as well as other states to bowl in numerous state and national tournaments. Mrs. Corbett was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lufkin, and had resided in Lufkin for 62 years.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Corbett, Jr., of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Ronnie Snodgrass of Lufkin; granddaughter and husband, Julie and Glen Kimble of Lufkin, great grandson, Austin Kimble and great granddaughter, Peyton Kimble, all of Hudson; granddaughter, Angie Ferguson of Las Vegas, Nevada; step-grandson, David Snodgrass and wife Teri, and their children, Kaela, Brandon, and Cameron, all of League City, Texas; step-granddaughter, Leslie Detrick and husband, Danny, and their children, Christopher and Hannah, all of Bedford, Texas; brother-in-law, Calvin Pickard of Houston; as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Corbett was preceded in death by her parents and her two sisters, Arlene Biedenkopf and Shirley Rae Pickard.
Pallbearers will be Glen Kimble, Bobby Layton, Craig Logan, Bill Otteson, Jeff Pickard, David Snodgrass, and Glen Warner.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Corbett's memory may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904.
Services for Mrs. Corbett will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2008, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mike Hunter officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.
Gipson Funeral Home; Bill Swearingen, director