Jessie Frances Bewley

September 11, 1911 - September 11, 2007

Ms. Jessie Frances Bewley, of Lewisville, age 95, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2007, at her home. She was born September 11, 1911, in Collin County, Texas, near Frisco, to Silas Christopher and Nettie Jane (Chandler) Bewley. She was a graduate of Frisco High School, she continued her education at City Hospital Nursing School of McKinney where she graduated in 1942. She later served on the staff’s of McKinney Hospital and Parkland Hospital of Dallas, before receiving an advanced degree and becoming a professor of nursing. She was a member of the Lakeland Baptist Church in Lewisville, TX. She is survived by her sisters, Bessie Wilhelm of Denton, and Catherine Smith of Lewisville; brother, Jim Bewley of Melissa and Dick Bewley of Deer Park; 4 nephews and 3 nieces, as well as many grand and great-grand nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents, Silas Christopher and Nettie Jane Bewley; and sisters, Ruth Copeland and Fay Bewley. A special thanks to her caregivers Rose and Zetporah, and to her good friend Donna. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2007, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Rowlett Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Wednesday evening, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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I was in the TWU nursing class of 1958 and fondly remember Ms. Bewley. She always had a gentle nature, a lovley smile and was a wonderful instructor. For a time I was also a fellow instructor after I graduated.It was a pleasure to work with her. My condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed but very fondly remembered. Rose Jean Smith Barnard, August 30, 2007 As a former student (Class of 1964), Miss Beweley was an inspiration to all of us. We rarely get together as an alumni group without reliving our Jessie Bewley stories. It is with sadness we recognize the end of life of someone that had so much to do with shaping our carrers in nursing. Janet Ann Marvin, August 30, 2007 Miss Bewley was such an inspiration to me during my years in training at Parkland. A wonderful, wonderful lady. Class of '55. Mary Pearl Slater, August 30, 2007 Miss Bewley was my instructor in the early 60's at TWU Parkland. The whole class loved Miss Bewley. Sue Ellen Thompson, August 30, 2007 May I extend my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. "Miss Bewley's" efforts in teaching me the basics of nursing practice is well remembered and appreciated. Since her tutelage in 1954/55, I never again made a bed without a square corner. May she reap the rewards of her long and dedicated service. Beverly Pitts Naud Beverly Pitts Naud, August 30, 2007 I was in the TWU College of Nursing Class of 1964. Miss Bewley was such a gentle, caring person who wanted each student to become a superior nurse. God bless. Carolyn Franklin Evans, August 30, 2007 Ms. Bewley was my instructor at Parkland Hospital. My class graduated in 1958 and I have many fun memories of her in class and out. I'm sure my entire class remembers her with fondness. My condolences to the family and her friends. Rita Rogers Rita Weatherford Rogers, August 29, 2007 TWU Nursing Class of 1964 Thank you. Sara Hunt Harper, RN, PhD, August 29, 2007 Miss Bewley was one of my favorite instructors at Parkland Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.She was my instructor in 1954-55, I graduated in 1957. She was a very caring, wonderful person. We had seen her last at a PMH/TWU Alumni Meeting many years ago where she was made an Honorary Member in 1968. I will never forget her sweet smile. Peggy Tyler Sheffield Peggy Tyler Sheffield, August 29, 2007 Ms. Bewley was one of my favorite nursing school teachers at Parkland Hospital School of Nursing. She was a class act and a great lady. My condolences to her family. Donna June Stevens, August 29, 2007 Class of 57 Miss Bewley lead some young scared young ladies to be nurses. I have always valued her wisdom. Tommie(Mamie) Thompson Childers, August 29, 2007 Miss Bewley will be missed by all her nursing friends and previous students. We loved her dearly. Parkland/TWU Nurses Alumni Association, August 29, 2007 Ms. Bewley was my nursing instructor my first year at Parkland School of Nursing. She was a wonderful lady and a good teacher. She always had a smile and words of encouragement. My condolences to the family. Beth Perdue, August 29, 2007 Ms Bewley was one of my undergraduate nursing instructors and an honarary member of the Alumni Assoc. She was a very special person. Colleen Mullis Hines, August 29, 2007 My sincere condolences, what a special lady she was! I am one of three nursing students who came up every year around Miss Bewley's birthday which we are fast approaching and take her to lunch or bring lunch in and just visit. We had some very special news to share this year. Trammell Crow Holdings has bought old Parkland and are restoring it to be used as their headquarters. The Crows and employees are super nice Christian people who care about history. If in going through Miss Bewley's things if you come across ant Parkland things that no family member wants,I think hey would love to have them, I gave them a 1920's picture, my cape, cap, pen and White cap year book. They were thrilled. Miss Bewley lived a long full life and many loved her. Joan Huddleston 972-235-7378 joan lenora payne/huddleston, August 29, 2007 Ms. Bewley was one of my favorite nursing instructors at TWU College of Nursing. I graduated in 1960, having know her for several years before that. She was a kind, sweet person. Beverly Bernethy Mitchell, August 29, 2007 My deepest condolences. I have many fond memories of my visits to see Aunt Jessie. She introduced me to Big Band music and I still have and carry the swiss army knife she gave me when I was a kid. Marcus K. Boyd, August 28, 2007