Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2002, at 2:00 p.m., for JEAN HOUSTON BALDWIN DANIEL , who passed away on December 14, 2002, at her home in Liberty, Texas. The services will be held at The First United Methodist Church, Liberty, where she was a member, with Dr. Charles R. Greene, Dr. David R. Murph, and Dr. Jerry F. House officiating. Interment will follow at the Daniel Family Cemetery in Liberty. Jean Houston Baldwin Daniel was born on February 13, 1916, in Houston, Texas. Her parents were Franklin Thomas "Star" and Jean Houston John Baldwin. She was the great-great granddaughter of Sam and Margaret Lea Houston, and was their oldest living descendant at the time of her death. Mrs. Daniel graduated from San Jacinto High School, Houston, in 1933. She attended Rice University for two years and graduated Cum Laude (Education) from The University of Texas at Austin in 1937. While at The University of Texas, she served as President of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a social sorority. On June 28, 1940, she married Price Daniel in a wedding ceremony performed at Saint Paul's Methodist Church in Houston. Together, they devoted their lives to family, public service, and religious and charitable causes. She served as First Lady of Texas for six years. From 1988 to 1992, Mrs. Daniel was a member of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, having been appointed to the position by Governor William P. Clements. Mrs. Daniel was also a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas; the Thankful Hubbard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the William Barrett Travis Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of
Texas; a charter member of the Atascosito Historical Society, the support organization for the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty; the Junior League of Austin; the Settlement Club of Austin; the Senate Ladies Club; and numerous other civic and charitable organizations. She co-authored two books; EXECUTIVE MANSIONS AND CAPITOLS OF AMERICA and THE TEXAS GOVERNOR'S MANSION. In 1991, she was awarded the Ima Hogg Historical Achievement Award for her work in historic preservation. Mrs. Daniel was preceded in death by her husband, Price Daniel, and her sons, Price Daniel, Jr. and John Baldwin Daniel . She is survived by her daughter, Jean Daniel Murph, and her husband, Dr. David R. Murph, of Grapevine, and her son, Houston Daniel, and his wife, Charlotte Daniel, of Liberty. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Marilyn Jean Murph of Austin, Daniel William Murph, of Orlinda, Tennessee, Thomas Houston Daniel , of Austin, Franklin Baldwin Daniel , of Cypress, Timothy Houston Daniel, of The Woodlands, Marion Price Daniel , IV, of Austin, and John Price Daniel , of Liberty, and two great grandchildren: Caroline Alexander Daniel and Thomas Houston Daniel , Jr., of Austin. Casket bearers will be: Jay L. Arnold, William Hartman, Stafford Hutchinson, Mark A. Morefield, John E. Odom, Carl N. Pickett, Edward B. Pickett, Robert L. Schaadt, Maury Scobee, and Michael Van Etta. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Charles W. Fisher, III, Joe R. Greenhill, Joe D. Harris, C. Scott Parker, Bradford Pickett, Jake Pickle, and J.D. Root. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Atascosito Historical Society, P. O. Box 4003, Liberty, Texas 77575, or to The First United Methodist Church, Liberty, P.O. Box 469, Liberty, Texas 77575.