Jane Anne Stinnett, 72, of Lubbock died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock following a long battle with cancer.
She was born Oct. 6, 1933, in Portales to Marion and Elizabeth Stinnett. She graduated from Portales High School and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Mexico.
She was a longtime political activist and cotton merchant, forming Stinnett Enterprises, a cotton marketing firm and JGG, Inc., an investment company.
She served on several cotton and agriculture boards and advisory committees, including as the first female president of the Texas Cotton Association. She also served on a number of city, county state and regional boards and commissions.
She was a partner in Pecos Publishing, Inc., owners of the De Baca County News and the Clovis Livestock Market News. She was later a partner in Triple S Publishing, Inc., the former owner of the Muleshoe Journal.
She helped coordinate a number of campaigns for local, county and state offices.
She served as regional chair for the Bush-Quayle presidential campaigns in 1988 and 1992 and for the George W. Bush for Texas Governor campaign. She was a regional chair for the George W. Bush for President campaign in Texas and was the senior campaign advisor to the Randy Neugebauer for Congress campaign from 2002 to the present.
She survived by a brother, Marshall Stinnett (and wife ,Helen) of Portales and a number of nephews and nieces.
The Rev. Jay Horton officiate services.
A graveside service will be held 3:30 p.m. (MDT) at the Portales.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Cancer Center, 602 Indiana Ave., Lubbock, TX, 79415.
Arrangements are by Rix Funeral Home in Lubbock.