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Saine, Evelyn Meadows

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November 3, 1915 - May 7, 2014

Saine, Evelyn Meadows

Evelyn Meadows Saine, 98, passed away May 7, 2014.  She was born on November 3, 1915 in Manchester, Tennessee to Joseph L. and Pearl C. Meadows.

She is preceded in death by her husband C. Price Saine, son Thomas P. Saine, brothers Leon and Charles Meadows and sister Kathryn M. Adams.

She is survived by daughter Susan S. Dignam and husband David, son Robert E. Saine and wife Kathleen, daughter Martha H. Saine, and grandsons Peter and Jeremy Saine.

Evelyn was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State Teachers College, earning her Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Certificate.  She taught high school chemistry for 18 years, the last school being J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, TX.  She enjoyed retirement with her different projects such as quilting, knitting, gardening and canning produce from her large garden.  She also enjoyed trips to many countries all over the world.  Evelyn moved to Dallas in 1998 to be closer to her family.  She lived at Presbyterian Village North and made many new friends there.  She continued her knitting and also made stuffed toys that were given to patients at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.

She will be dearly missed but we will always remember and be comforted by the memories of the many happy and loving moments we shared with her.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 22 at 2:00 PM, at Presbyterian Village North, 8600 Skyline Drive, Dallas TX.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association.

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Carla Barnhardt Raley

May 20, 2014 10:45AM

I was sad to hear about Mrs. Saine's passing. I have wondered about her many times. She was my high school chemistry teacher for 2 years at J. J. Pearce high school and actually had a quite an influence on my life. I first signed up to take Chemistry I just as a graduation requirement. Being in that first class, she gave me a love of chemistry and I took the second year class. I decided to major in Chemistry at Texas Tech University and got my B.S. degree in Chemistry from Tech in 1976. After graduation, I got my first job as a chemist in a lab at Texas Instruments in Houston. She had a gift for teaching and I'm glad that she was an influence for leading me to a successful career. Peace to her family at this time.

Ray Shipman

May 20, 2014 9:48AM

My most sincere condolences for the loss of Mrs. Saine, but from my viewpoint, it was truly a life well lived, as she was a wonderful person, teacher and mentor. I was one of her students in her early years at J. J. Pearce High School. I had her for two years of chemistry, and that was a huge influence to my later decision to become a chemical engineer. She taught, pushed and supported us in an effort to help us be the best students and people that we could be. She encouraged us to think big, and she is the primary reason that I ended up going to Rice University, a decision that has served me well through the years.
We kept in touch for most of the years since high school, including visits to her retirement homes in Tennessee and Dallas. I’ll certainly always treasure the time we spent together, both as teacher/student and our later converstaions.
Ray Shipman
J.J. Pearce Class of ’72