Sadie Ann Jakeman, age 93 died June 15, 2008. in San Antonio, Texas, at Incarnate Word Retirement Center where she had been a resident for four years.
She was born August 13, 1914, in Mason County to Ed and Annie Surber Curren. She grew up with siblings: Milton, Ruth, Dorman, Raymond, and Martha Fay. They all attended near-by Peters Prairie School where she and her cousin Marie Surber (Eckert) represented the school in the 1930 state doubles tennis tournament.
She worked in San Antonio where she met and married on May 10, 1936, Charles Edward Jakeman, Jr. a fireman on Southern Pacific Railroad. They raised their children Charlene, Joyce, and Charles (Bubba) in Alamo Heights. She and Ed were married 65 years until his death on Jan. 11, 2002.
She was a homemaker, a member of Alamo Heights Baptist Church, Fairplay Lodge #693 of the Southern Pacific Railraod, a member of the Eastern Star—Daughter of Nile, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Alamo Heights Fire Department.
Sadie was preceded in death by her parents Ed and Annie Curren, her husband “Ed” Jakeman, daughter Joyce Woelke, Dec. 13, 2003, brothers Milton, Dorman and Raymond Curren, and sister Ruth Barrows.
She is survived by daughter Charlene Carpenter and husband John of Irmo, S.C.; son Charles (Bubba) Jakeman III and wife Cheryl of San Antonio; son-in-law Perry Woelke of Rockport, Texas; sister Martha Fay Stroud of San Antonio; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hieb and Dixie Curren of San Antonio; Bessie Curren of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, many cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 19, 2008, at noon at Sunset Funeral Chapel in San Antonio with Rev. Charles Eckert officiating. Interment followed in the Memorial park with burial beside her husband Ed Jakeman.
Pallbearers for the funeral of Sadie A. Jakeman on June 19, 2003 were her grandsons and nephews: Rob Berry, John Charles Bratton, Vernon Bratton, Darrell Carpenter, Rick Carpenter, Tommy Cunningham, Tommy Curren, and Chuck Jakeman.