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Paul A. Jaure

August 25, 1942 — May 24, 2024

Bee County, Texas

Paul A. Jaure

Paul Adolfo Jaure, 81, of Beeville, Texas, unexpectedly passed away on May 24, 2024.

Paul was born August 25, 1942, in Beeville to Miguel and Bertha (Rodriguez) Jaure. He married Sarah Guerrero on August 30, 1969. Together they dedicated their lives to educating young people and supporting their community.

Paul served in the United States Army before earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education at Southwest Texas State. Later, he completed his Master of Science degree in the same field of study at Texas A&I University. Paul began his teaching career at San Marcos ISD and Pettus ISD for one year before embarking on a 31-year career at Beeville ISD as an agriculture science teacher.

His excellence in education was recognized with numerous awards, including the Distinguished Teacher Award (Texas Ag Teachers Association), Outstanding Secondary Educator (Texas Ag Workers Award), Soil Conservation Teacher-of-the-Year (Bee County Award), Apple Achievement Award (Beeville ISD), and the Outstanding Service Citation (National Agriculture Educators).

Paul's dedication to professional organizations was remarkable, with notable leadership roles. His pinnacle of service, however, was as president of the National Association of Agricultural Educators from 2000 to 2001 and the president of the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas from 1995 to 1996. Additionally, Mr. Jaure made significant contributions as president of the 4-County Agriculture Teacher’s District, Area X Agriculture Teachers Association, and the Beeville Faculty Association for BISD. His involvement extended to the Texas FFA, National FFA, and the Texas FFA Foundation.

Paul's influence extended beyond the classroom. He served as an Elder and Sunday school teacher at the First Presbyterian Church of Beeville. He was a board member for the Beeville Development Authority, Bee County Livestock Show, and a founding board member of Bee County Western Week. Additionally, he served the United Way and Rotary, and was a representative on the advisory committee for ConocoPhillips.

For 32 years, Mr. Jaure dedicated his service to the Coastal Bend College Board of Trustees. In 2021, Coastal Bend College honored Paul and Sarah Jaure by dedicating the Science building to them, recognizing their enduring legacy and commitment to the importance of education for future generations. Paul's love for people and agriculture was evident in every aspect of his life. In his retirement, Paul immersed himself in farming and ranching, restoring antique cars, traveling, flea marketing, creating floral designs, and spending time with his family. 

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Miguel and Bertha Jaure; a sister, Estella Lopez; and a son, Jeffery Abraham.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sarah Jaure; their son, Paul Jaure; daughter, Jana Jaure (Tom) Kennelly; grandchildren, Meagan Jaure (Eric Gonzalez), Taylor Jaure, Paul Aaron, Alissa, Emily, and Lucas Jaure and Sarah Kennelly; one great-grandson, Grayson Taylor Gonzalez; siblings, Jaime Jaure, Irma Rivas and Cindy Guerrero (Mike); and sister-in-law, Dianne Espinoza.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2024, at First Presbyterian Church in Beeville.

The funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Coastal Bend College Gertrude R. Jones Auditorium with burial to follow at Beeville Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Andy Galloway, Armando Puga, Domingo Garcia, Gerald Silva, Omar Jaure, Todd Espinoza, Dr. Michael Belew and Dr. Mike Barrera.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Beatrice Trevino, David Rodriguez, Doug Arnold, Joe Henry Alaniz, John Galloway, Laura Fischer, Leonard Pawlik, Luis Alaniz, Mike Cox and Wil Galloway.

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Friday, June 7, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 8, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Gertrude R. Jones Auditorium (B Building)

3800 Charco Rd, Beeville, TX 78102

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

11:15 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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