Joanne White Schwing
Joanne White Schwing, 86, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Monday, August 10, 2015 at New Hope Manor in Cedar Park.
She was born on September 9, 1928 in Port Arthur, Texas to John Milton White and Olive Triggs White.
Joanne was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur and active member of the United Methodist Temple.
She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. Joanne inspired many young lives as a teacher at Tyrrell and Sam Houston Elementaries in The Port Arthur Independent School District. She was well-known for her role as “Miss Joanne” on the local affiliate of the children’s TV show Romper Room.
Joanne spent much of her life enjoying golf with her husband and friends at the Port Arthur Country Club. She served her church in a number of roles including being a member of the Wesley Sunday School class, the administrative board, and the Pastor-Parish Committee. Joanne also served her community though many organizations including The Pleasure Island Commission, The Port Arthur Service League, the Del Mar Garden Club, and the Port Arthur Country Club Women’s Golf Association.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at The United Methodist Temple in Port Arthur with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Reverend Cathy Stone of First Methodist Church, Austin will be officiating.
A visitation for family and friends will be Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves.
Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan H. Schwing, Jr, her brothers John White, William White, Triggs White, and George White, her sister Helen Smith, and her stepmother Chloe Scott,
She is survived by her two daughters, Sharon Schwing Hill and husband, David of Lake Jackson, TX, and Jolynn Schwing Greene and husband, Wayne of Cedar Park, TX, grandson, Graydon Henry Hill of Lake Jackson,TX, step grandchildren Kayla Greene and Michael Greene of Cedar Park, TX, sister-in-law, Jo White of Austin, TX, and sister-in-law Lenora White.
A special memorial has been established in Joanne’s name with donations going to the Alzheimer’s Association and can be accessed at act.alz.org/goto/joannewhiteschwing. Memorial contributions may also be made to the United Methodist Temple in Port Arthur, Texas.