Jean W. Driscoll, 93, a fourth generation Galvestonian, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Galveston, Texas on July 24, 1920 to Henry A. Wilshusen and Clara Eiband Wilshusen. She graduated from Ursuline Academy and attended the University of Texas briefly but decided to return to Galveston to marry John Driscoll, her husband of 55 years. Jean worked for the Galveston Independent School District for 56 years.
Jean was a duchess in the 1939 Galveston Mardi Gras, a member of the Junior League of Galveston, and an active member of the Women’s Golf Association of the Galveston Country Club until her death. She was a lifelong resident of Galveston, and even after Hurricane Ike devastated her home, her love of the Island called her back.
Jean was an avid golfer and still played the course at the Galveston Country Club into her late 70s. Jean loved to garden and always kept the bird feeder in her yard full. She was an excellent bridge player and a voracious reader. She loved the beach and crabbing with her granddaughters.
She was a member of the Catholic Church her entire life.
Jean had an engaging personality and always loved meeting new people. She had many friends both young and old. She was of quick mind, strong will, and most importantly, at all times a lady.
Jean is survived by her two sons: John Driscoll, Jr. and his wife Vickie, and Michael Driscoll and his wife Babs, both of Houston; her two granddaughters, Clara Marie Driscoll of Houston and Jessica Jean Driscoll Drought and her husband James of San Antonio; and her two great granddaughters, Rainey Jean and Hazel Marie Drought of San Antonio. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Nancy Wilshusen, her nephew, William Wilshusen and her nieces, Sue Porter and Katy Allen.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home, 2128 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77550 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 2:00 P.M. A private graveside service will be held for the family following the Rosary.