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UT Tyler Remembers Jean Lancaster

January 8, 2010

Lancaster in 2007

Jean Lancaster in 2007.

UT Tyler remembers the life of Juanice “Jean” Herrington Lancaster, sister to Mrs. Louise Herrington Ornelas, a dedicated supporter of the university.

Mrs. Lancaster died Dec. 31, 2009.

Lancaster was born May 29, 1923 in Mississippi and later moved to Texas, graduating from Arp High School. She served in the U. S. Army Nursing Corps as a second lieutenant in World War II.

Lancaster and group at reception in 2007

The Jean Lancaster Academic Wing in the UT Tyler Herrington Patriot Center is named in honor Lancaster, whose nursing career spanned 50 years. The Lancaster wing is home for the university’s health and kinesiology programs and is complete with faculty offices, state-of-the-art labs and classrooms. A memorial wreath has been placed at the entrance of the wing.

Lancaster’s volunteer work included St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Canterbury Retirement Center, West Texas Blood Bank and the Hertz Museum. She worked in many areas of nursing over the years, dedicated to caring for those in need.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Stewart Funeral Home.


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