June 3, 1943 - January 30, 2017
Jane Marie Tisdale Lewis Wright was born June 3, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She died January 30, 2017 in Austin, Texas at age 73. Jane was adopted by Dr. Albert Ada and Dr. Alice Marie Correll Tisdale and grew up in Austin. She attended Robert E. Lee Elementary School and University Junior High where she played violin in the orchestra. She was a gifted musician with perfect pitch. She took piano from Antoinette Roebuck. She grew up attending University Methodist Church and was active in MYF and choirs. She served as Worthy Advisor of Austin Assembly #5, Order of the Rainbow for Girls, was honored with a Grand Cross, and was a state officer, Grand Visitor from New Mexico to Texas. At Stephan F. Austin High School, she sang in the choir and was piano accompanist. She played in the orchestra, was a Red Jacket and was a Junior Historian. She graduated in 1961. She attended the University of Texas and majored in music, studying under Emmitt Vokes. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and sang in the Longhorn Singers. She earned a BA in music education and MA in music education with a piano principal from the University of Houston where she studied piano with Dr. Helen Haupt. Jane married John Wayne Lewis and helped raise his son Johnny. They had three sons: Scott Matthew Lewis (wife Lisa) of Palmer, Alaska; Brian Christopher Lewis (wife Demi Jane) of Austin; and Barrett James Lewis (wife Casey) of Dallas. She was a long serving music teacher at Piney Point Elementary School in Houston, producing elaborate student musical productions. She was a member of Martha Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, in Austin. Jane was accompanist for the preparatory choir of Singing Boys of Houston and chaperoned Singing Boys trips to Europe when her boys were in the choir. Jane married Donald Wright in 2010. They sang in choirs at St. Luke’s Methodist and St. Martins Episcopal Churches. She is survived by her three sons; her brother, James Correll Tisdale (wife Penny); Granddaughters: Tracy Jane Lewis, Houston; Hannah Mae Lewis and Emmy Anne Lewis, Palmer, Alaska. Also, nieces: Melannie Michelle Tisdale, Maryalice Nicole Alexander (Mathew)(daughter Kali), Lilyanne Marie Tisdale, Danielle Ray and Caitlynn Grace Tisdale. Also, nephews: Patrick Russell Tisdale and Joseph Warren “Joey” Tisdale Also, cousins: Bill James (wife Ellen), Correll Gaut Corbett; Mary Etta Gaut Farquhar (Jack); Martha Carolyn King Newmiller; Richard King and Correll Seidel.
Jane Marie Tisdale Lewis Wright was born June 3, 1943, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She died January 30, 2017 in Austin, Texas at age 73. Jane was adopted by Dr. Albert Ada and Dr. Alice Marie Correll Tisdale and grew up in Austin. She attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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