Jeanne Powers

jeanne  powers

July 30, 1946 ~ February 18, 2023

Born in: Longmont, Colorado
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Jeanne Louise Wright Powers, age 76, of Arlington, Texas passed away on February 18, 2023.

Jeanne was born on July 30, 1946 in Longmont, Colorado, a daughter of the late Roy R. and Ora Pearl “Johnnie” John Wright. She was the middle child of three siblings who spend their childhood in Colorado before relocating to Maryland. Jeanne attended college in Chickasha, Oklahoma, which was her mother’s hometown, at USAO, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma where she earned Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development in 1968. She taught until she had her three children in the early ‘70s and was then a stay-at-home mom until she rejoined the teaching ranks in Arlington, Texas in 1988.

Jeanne was a kind and thoughtful soul. She was a teacher for the Arlington Independent School District for over 23 years. She retired from teaching full time in May 2011, but continued to substitute at various elementary schools in the district up to the time of her passing. She loved teaching children. She kept many of the stories and pictures drawn by her students. She adored mementos.

Her other love was for small dogs. She was proceeded in death by her sweet Gracie whom she will rejoin, but sadly left her Gidget behind in the loving arms of her granddaughter, Harley. These dogs were her world once her children were grown.

Jeanne is survived by her daughter Shelley Ives and husband Michael of Mansfield, sons Scott Powers and his fiancé Amber of Dallas, and Sean Powers and his wife Michelle of Mansfield; Grandchildren Meghan Whitehouse and husband Colton of Mansfield, Amber Maddox of Carrollton, Harley Powers of Denton, Cory Powers and Cooper Powers both of Mansfield; and Siblings Gary Wright and wife Janie of Bullhead City, Arizona and Shirley Wright of Durango, Colorado. She also leaves behind many other family members and friends who will miss her dearly.

A memorial service for Jeanne Powers will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Wade Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Texas 76013.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Operation Kindness. You can donate now by clicking here. Thank you!


Memorial Service: February 27, 2023 2:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


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  1. CandleImageWhat a Beauriful soul! Jeanne will be missed, but I know she is supporting her loved ones from above now with an eternal hug!

  2. CandleImageI love you forever Grammie you were the best grandma a girl could ask for. I know you’re watching over us now with Gracie but I miss you.🤍

  3. CandleImageJeanne was my sister. I remember her with much love in my heart. She was always outgoing and social. In her teens she and her boyfriend were voted ‘Patriot Pair’ at George Washington Senior High School in Denver, CO. While in college in Chickasha, OK, she was a contestant in the Miss Oklahoma pageant. She was blessed to have three beautiful children whom she loved very much. She was very close to our mother and after mother’s passing, Jeanne felt that she was visited by her in the form of a bird. Mother had always loved birds.

    Jeanne also loved Jesus. When she was in high school she took me to a Young Life meeting to share the experience she was having in that Christian group. When she came to visit me in CA, she always went to church with me. She was part of a prayer chain in TX that gave her the chance to ask for prayer when needed and to pray for others when they had needs. I grieve her passing, but I believe she is with Jesus now in the eternal realm. Eternity is outside of time, so it’s possible to arrive in heaven and experience it as if someone who died before you is arriving at the same moment. I hope one day to see her again in that kind of moment. Love and blessings to her family at this time of grief.

  4. CandleImageMy deepest sympathies to you and your family…Jeanne was my classroom neighbor at West. She was so fun and always eager to help. She was an amazing teacher and person!

  5. CandleImageMy Grammie was a kind and generous person. She was always on top of keeping in contact with me and always messaged me every holiday. When the weather was bad, she’d always text me the forecast in my area and tell me to be careful. In a way, she was kind of my weatherwoman. She was an important figure in my life, when I was having a rough week, getting her text messages always helped me get out of any funk I was in. I will always cherish the moments in my life I got to spend with her, while now I wish I could have more of those moments with her, I’m glad I was able spend as much time as I did with her. I don’t think there will be a day I won’t miss her; but as her granddaughter I will dutifully take care of her pup in her passing, and hope wherever she is that I continue to make her proud and do right by her.

  6. CandleImageI taught 5th grade for 3 years at West Elementary and am saddened to hear this news about Jeanne. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  7. My cousin, Jeanne, was such a loving person. I was one of the younger cousins, but she never made us feel like we were being little pests, although I suspect we probably were. As a kid, she seemed like a movie star to me. Beautiful and glamorous. As adults, in recent years we reconnected, and really enjoyed sharing stories and photos of our families and pets. I will miss her greatly. Praying for peace and comfort to her family in the difficult days ahead.

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