Jean Israelson Sword

April 29, 1924 - May 5, 2020

Jean Israelson Sword, 96, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020. She was born April 29, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois, to Lena and Gustave Israelson.

Jean worked for oil companies in Illinois and Wyoming after graduating from business school. After moving to Beaumont in 1965 she worked as a medical secretary until her retirement in 1997.

Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Hoke, of Texas City and Leslie Cook, of Nederland; grandchildren, James Hoke, of Galveston and Jennifer Williamson and husband, Drew, of Lafayette, Colorado; sister, Iris Chapp; brother, Ray Israelson and wife, Carol; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lena and Gustave Israelson; sisters, Juanita Gilkerson; Hope Marsh; and Nona McClew; and brother, Alan Israelson.

A family committal for Mrs. Sword will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Broussard's Crematorium

Broussard's Crematorium
  • 5150 stivers street beaumont tx 77705

Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland, TX
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627

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Barbara Cook

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Joy Sweedler

Becky and Leslie my deepest sympathy. She lived a full and busy life with many Joys! Joy Sweedler

Shelly Allen

I remember ms. Sword growing up in the neighborhood. Such a sweet lady.