Josephine Pittman Meyers, age 83, of Texas City, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. She died at the Granbury, Texas, home of her oldest son on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Jo was married to the late Regis D. Meyers of Texas City.
Jo was born to the late John and Hattie Pittman in Colmesneil, Texas, on January 15, 1934. The youngest of the four Pittman children, she attended public school in Colmesneil, graduated from high school at age 16, and later obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1954 at the age of 20. Jo was also granted a teacher’s certification and served brief terms with public schools in East Texas until she was hired as a teacher in Texas City for the 1954 school year. In addition, Jo worked for a short time at Union Carbide.
Jo met Regis on a blind date in early 1956 after Regis returned from his Air Force service, and they married in late 1956. She left her teaching position after sons Clay and Mike were born. Jo ran a tight ship at home raising her sons until the late 1960s, when she was asked to return to work at Texas City High School, where she taught various business classes until moving into vocational instruction for office professionals. She was instrumental in mentoring numerous students in the art of office management and stellar customer service, as well as bringing the vocational office education program at TCHS into the modern electronic era. She ended her full-time teaching career in 1990; however, she remained active in education as a substitute teacher and administrative temporary for several years afterward.
During retirement, Jo enjoyed domestic and international travel with Regis; exploring the USA with dear friends Harold and Joan Fattig; visiting the extended Pittman family in East Texas; cooking fabulous meals; entertaining with family and friends; watching Hallmark movies; and playing the slots at her favorite casinos.
Jo is survived by her son Clay Meyers and his wife Pauline, of Granbury; son Mike Meyers of North Richland Hills, Texas; and numerous family in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins across the country. She also leaves behind a legacy of caring former coworkers and friends.
Jo requested a private family service and internment with Regis at the Houston National Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all of those who expressed thoughts and prayers for her during her last weeks.