OBIT: Jennie Hajovsky Perry
|Jennie Hajovsky Perry|
JENNIE HAJOVSKY PERRY of Houston died on September 1, 2006. She was born to Charlie P. and Bertha Hajovsky in Taiton, Texas.
She attended Incarnate Word College & Santa Rosa School of Nursing in San Antonio, Sacred Heart Dominican College in Houston, and Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. for her Masters of Science in nursing. She joined the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1946 with several decorations and citations. Her rank was Captain Nurse Administrator. She was employed by the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Houston, holding positions at all ranks of professional nursing. She was recognized as a resource person, consultant, and faculty member at Texas Woman's University, Prairie View College, Sacred Heart Dominican College, and University of Texas. During this period she was involved in nursing research at the V.A., publishing for the International Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau and other medical publications.
She held professional memberships in Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, Association of University Professors, American Hospital Association, Association of Military Surgeons of The U.S., and American Association - Council of Continuing Education. In the community she was active in the Altrusa Club, Museum of Fine Arts, Heritage Society, Corpus Christi Church Women's Club, and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was also a charter member of Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Washington, D.C. In 1967 she was published in "Personalities of The South" for distinguished, prominent, notable accomplishments, positions of responsibilities held, and contributions made to the American way of life. Mrs. Perry was especially efficient and effective in developing outstanding social relationships. She was dynamic and a progressive individual who made many worthwhile contributions to the community. Since 1995, Mrs. Perry has lived at the Hampton at Post Oak, which she truly loved and enjoyed. Here, too, she was involved with many committees and activities.
Jennie is survived by one sister, Elsie Jones of Meadows Place, Texas and one brother, Charles (C.J.) Hajovsky and his wife, Gina of Belton, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis Joseph Perry in 1995, her brother Ted Hajovsky Sr., and her sister-in-law Mrs. Emma Alice Ley.
The family wishes to acknowledge with grateful appreciation the kind expressions and words of sympathy on the death of our beloved Jennie. Our special thanks to Nancy Ley Wilson and Linda Ley Ament and all their children for their attentive support over the years.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 5, 2006 from 6pm 9pm with a rosary at 7pm at the J. B.Earthman-Tanglewood Chapel, 5740 San Felipe. The Funeral Mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1801 Sage Rd. Rite of Committal will be at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 9/4/2006.