Paula Barry Jeser, who served two decades as executive director of Christian Women’s Job Corps in El Paso, died May 19. She was 72. She was born on Sept. 29, 1947, in Lubbock to Claude and Dana Barry. She and Tom Jeser married Sept. 11, 1976, and they worked side by side to create Jeser Home Realty, where she was office manager. In addition to leading CWJC in El Paso, she was a certified instructor in the job-training and life skills ministry. In that role, she traveled globally and trained women so they could start CWJC programs in their communities. She was elected president of Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas in 2008. She grew up riding horses and passed that passion along to her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 44 years Thomas Allin Jeser; daughter Cecily Denise Jeser-Cannavale and her husband Jason Drew Cannavale; daughter Jacklyn Michelle Richards and her husband Shaylor Paul Richards; and five grandchildren.
Obituary: Paula Jeser
May 21, 2020