Jean Isabel Larson Gilter, 92, of Vega, TX went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 31, 2020.
Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Monday, August 3, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Vega with Dennis Latham officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.
Jean was born on the family farm, south of Vega, TX, to George and Jessie Larson on May 20, 1928.
On April 30, 1948, Jean married her loving husband, Paul, and raised their three children on the family farm. She was a homemaker and farmer’s wife. Jean helped Paul with farming and cattle operation. She loved driving the grain truck during harvest. Jean was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Vega, TX. Throughout the years, Jean taught Sunday School, Bible School, and played the piano.
In her later years, Jean, also known as Grammie, could be found at Kings Manor Nursing Home playing the piano for sing-a-longs and family every chance she had. During the sing-a-longs, her friend handed her a harmonica and she said I haven’t played one in seventy years. She was then gifted with a C & G harmonica and accompanied harmony on many songs.
Grammie will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know her.
Jean is survived by her son, John Paul Gilter and wife Debbie; daughter, Debbie Reed and husband Max; daughter-in-law, Cathy Gilter; ten grandchildren, Mashawn Garza (Richie), Michael Scoggins (Josh), Mendy Ehmann, Shad Reed (Keva), Ryan Reed (Kylene), Gary Reed (Megen), Clay Gilter (Lisa), Sandi Newkirk (David), Cass Burns (Jennifer), and Camron Gilter (Kinsey); twenty-seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Conn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; son, Ronnie Gilter; sister, Lucille Brorman; and her mother and father.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M.- 5:00 P.M., Sunday, August 2, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Vega.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Cystinosis Research Network in honor of her great-grandson, Mason Reed, www.cystinosis.org, or mail to: Cystinosis Research Network, 302 Whytegate Court, Lake Forest, IL 60045; Samaritan Hospice, 400 Ranger, Hereford, TX 79045; or First Baptist Church in Vega, 704 S. Main St., Vega, TX 79092.