Jean Louise Polivka

Jun 24, 1963 - Aug 30, 2020

Jean Louise Polivka

June 24, 1963 - August 30, 2020


Jean Louise Polivka, age 57 of Kyle, Texas passed away on August 30, 2020. She left this world on her Mother's birthday and in the same month/hospital as her Father. She was born on June 24, 1963 in Austin, Texas to Ellen Clayrene Reed and Robert James Polivka. She grew up in Austin and Round Rock, graduating from Round Rock High School in 1981.

Sprinkles are for winners.

Jean obtained a degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin; but followed her father into law enforcement, working for the Travis County Sheriff's Office as a Correctional Officer for 10 years. In 1996, she completed training for certification in semi-conductor manufacturing and was employed by Motorola/Freescale/NXP Semiconductors until the time of her passing.

Need the home court advantage.

All who knew Jean were impressed by her quick wit, with many a "Life Lesson" passed on from her collection of quotes, tips and anecdotes. She was a collector of kitchen gadgets...anything with a plug on it, the latest and greatest "Instapot", Vitamix, coffeemaker, or other accessory to create culinary delights. She was an avid cyclist, enjoying the trails and byways of Austin and Hays County. She was also a fantastic listener and accepted everyone equally. Her loud infectious laughter could brighten anyone's day. Hey Jean, don't look now but...(cue Jean sharply turning her head at the wrong moment). Most of all, Jacob would like everyone to know she was a GREAT Mom.

Not my first rodeo.

Surviving Jean to treasure her memory are her son Jacob H. Mullins (her world revolved around 'The Boy'), very best friend Sandra Mullins (who was at Jean's side until the very end), Sister Deneen Reed, brother Craig Polivka, her beloved dog Marley and a very close network of friends and colleagues from a life well lived.

What up, my peeps?

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.


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