Jeanne Anne Howland

May 25, 1934 - December 13, 2021

Jeanne Anne Reimer Howland, 87, of Lumberton, passed away peacefully at home, on December 13, 2021.

Jeanne was born in Sulphur, Louisiana, to the late Harvey and Vera (Landry) Reimer, and grew up in Orange, Texas. She was a member of the Stark High School Bengal Guard, and following High School became a member of the Water Demons and Debs Ski Club of Orange. She was able to travel to out-of-state competitions and received trophies and ribbons for her accomplishments. Jeanne owned a salon and worked as a hairdresser for almost twenty-five years, then returned to school, to study for and obtain her Real Estate license.

In 1984, she met her soulmate, John L. Howland, and for the remainder of their days they were honeymooners. Jeanne believed her family was her greatest accomplishment and everyone she encountered used endearing words like compassionate, good friend and giving to describe her. Jeanne’s life was well lived with purpose and love. She will be loved and missed always.

She is survived by her daughter, Roxalene Whitaker Gautreaux, of Lumberton: brothers, Harvey Reimer and wife Patti, of Crosby and James Reimer and his wife Elizabeth, of Alvin; granddaughters, Crystal Serratt and her husband Ash, of San Antonio and Catherine Simmons and her husband Chas, of Lumberton; stepdaughter, Evelyn Howland Bird and her husband Ronnie; stepsons, Charles Howland and his wife Leslie, of Sugar Land and Robert Howland, of Kingwood; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Garrett Hampton, Mia Munoz, Brandon Green, and Jack and Macy Simmons. She will be missed greatly by her little Boston Terrier, Holly.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Howland; infant daughter, Pamela Sue Whitaker; sister, Rosemary Reimer Bradwell; and brother, Jack Reimer.

The family wishes to extend its deep gratitude to Jeanne’s caregiver, Mary Broussard, for the love, strength and devotion she so steadfastly gave, and to the nursing staff at Altus Hospice, who showed compassion, understanding and support during Jeanne’s illness. These ladies all became more than caregivers, they became extended family.

A gathering of Mrs. Howland’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with her memorial service to follow at 3:00 p.m., Friday, December 17, 2021, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s, Crematorium, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to Broussard’s, in memory of Jeanne Anne Howland, to assist with the cost of funeral expenses or to any organization of one’s choice.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • December 17, 2021
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • December 17, 2021
  • 3:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (4)

    Darlene says:

    I will miss my beautiful friend. Jeanne was one of the sweetest friends, to everyone she knew. You will always be remembered in my heart ❤️

    Emily Droddy says:

    Jeanne was a friend of mine for half my life. I remember the first time I saw her was when she walked into an auto parts store wearing a beautiful white fur coat and a smile on her face as wide as the Mississippi River. We went to lunch that day which would be one of many lunches over the next 40 years. Roxanne, I was so happy when she decided to move to Lumberton where I was.
    Many good times and laughs were had by Jeanne and Emily. Fly high with the angels my good friend fly high. God Speed.

    Sherry Garrett says:

    Roxanne, we are so very sorry to hear about Grammy. She was an absolutely wonderful woman and we are so thankful to have been able to get to know her and spend time with her in the past. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of grief. God speed.

    Carole Garner says:

    Your family is in our prayers. You were a blessing to many.

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