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Muriel Zachary

November 7, 1945 June 25, 2019
Muriel Zachary
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Muriel Jean Zachary departed this life on June 25, 2019. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 7, 1945 to Foye Mason (Smokey) Zachary and Cosma Stacks (Suzy) Zachary, both of whom were native Texans. With the end of WWII, Jean and her parents returned to Texas, where she spent the rest of her life. Jean grew up in Houston. She attended Mark Twain, Pershing and Bellaire, and the University of Texas in Austin for three years. She graduated from the University of Houston in 1967 and began a teaching career at Johnston Junior High in Houston. She taught prior to, and following, the births of her two sons, John Zachary Sturdevant and Richard Thomas Sturdevant. During the mid 1980’s, she moved to Horseshoe Bay and then to the town of Llano. During the 1990’s, she worked as a clerk for the Llano County Appraisal District, the Llano County Treasurer’s office and then served as the first Grant Coordinator for the county. She retired in 2016 from Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, where she had worked since 1999 as a case manager, first in Llano, Burnet and Blanco counties, and completing her career in Hays county. Jean is survived by her two greatest accomplishments, her sons, John Sturdevant and Rick Sturdevant, each son unique in his own way, and her absolutely delightful grandchildren Hadley Brooke and Landon Foye Sturdevant. Also, surviving Jean are cousins Herbert Wendell (Andy) Andridge III of San Antonio and William (Bill) Zachary of Santa Monica, California. Her sister, Mary Jane Zachary died in 2017.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 AM on July 10th at the Cooper's BBQ, New Braunfels Party Room. The family would appreciate a RSVP to John at

As Jean wished, her ashes will be scattered by her immediate family at Walnut Springs Ranch in Llano at a later date. For those that wish, please donate to the Crisis Center of Comal County, PO Box 310344, New Braunfels, TX 78131, your local PBS television station, your local library, or since Jean was such a caretaker of stray cats, we ask that you donate to the Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area. donations can go here -

Jean’s life was a good one and complete with so many special friends, family and fun times. She enjoyed traveling and felt fortunate to have seen so many parts of our grand country and many countries of the world during her many travels both in the States and abroad.

As she would often say: “Hallelujah”!
Blessed are you, LORD God of Israel,
from eternity to eternity;
Let all the people say, “Amen!”

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11:30 AM 7/10/2019 11:30:00 AM
Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

1125 TX-337 Loop
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que
1125 TX-337 Loop New Braunfels 78130 Texas
United States

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