DeAnne Lee (Meyer) TuckerDeAnne Lee Tucker (Meyer), age 70, passed away of natural causes during the early morning hours of August 28th, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
DeAnne was born on December 19th, 1946 in Decatur, IL as the eldest of five children lovingly raised by Nelda Meyer (Ray), and William J. Meyer. Although not born in Houston, she got here as fast as she could and was a naturalized Texan by 6-months old. Because of her parents strong faith, will and love she learned to always put love, loyalty and service to her family and friends above herself. Even while in college she stayed close to home at the University of Houston, so that she could help her parents and support her brothers.
She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from The University of Houston in 1968. She trained as a medical technologist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston where she developed many life long friendships. Her first time to move away from home was after meeting a drafted US Air Force pilot Ronald Tucker, Sr, whom she married in August 1968. Even though stationed at multiple locations around the country, she always taught the family that we were Texans and that is where our home and hearts will always be. We even had a bathroom in every home that was always decorated all Texas!!
In addition to working in various hospitals around the country, DeAnne was always involved in Beta Sigma Phi where she enjoyed volunteering and supporting charities caring for refugees, victims of child abuse, organizing blood drives, and supporting food banks. She worked hard to work part time, so that she could be there to help her kids do homework, be a room mom for school parties and she never missed as guest lecturer for science class on blood typing.
After her divorce, DeAnne Tucker came back to Houston Texas where she fulfilled her dream of being back at St. Jospeh’s Medical Center. She loved the challenge and opportunity to work in new positions in the lab and enjoyed it whether as a manager or bench tech. She was always very well respected as a leader, teacher, and a mentor but she was loved for her laughter and compassion to all of her peers.
DeAnne is preceded by her mother, Nelda Meyer, her father, William Meyer, her brother, John Meyer, and her nephew Matthew Meyer. DeAnne is survived by her brothers, William Meyer, Jerry Meyer, and Rick Meyer, her children, Ron Tucker and his spouse, Kristina Tucker, Kim Seifert and her spouse, Bryan Fosbrook, and Meredith Hitchcock and her spouse, Neill Hitchcock, as well as, four grandchildren, six nieces, and four nephews.
DeAnne Lee Tucker’s service will be held on Friday September 8th 2017:
Viewing: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6800 Buffalo Speedway
Bellaire, Texas 77025
8 a.m. till 10:00 a.m.
Requiem Mass: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
10:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.
Burial: Forest Park Lawndale
6900 Lawndale Street
Houston, Texas 77023
Flowers can be sent to Forest Park Lawndale or due to hurricane recovery, in lieu of flowers, a donation in DeAnne’s honor may be made to the following charities that she would have supported:
- Houston Pets Alive (houstonpetsalive.org/donate)
- St Vincent de Paul Society (http://www.svdphouston.org/)
- JJ Watt's Houston Flood Relief Fund (youcaring.com/jjwatt)
As our grandmother, mother, sister, aunt and friend, we love you DeAnne Tucker and will hold your memory in our hearts forever.