Paul William "Bill" Anger, 89, of Brenham, Texas, was welcomed to Heaven by our Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Born March 22, 1931, in Beaumont, Texas, Bill is the son of Paul H. and Bernis Barry Anger. He is survived by his wife of 67 years and love of his life, Mona Sue "Suzie" Jennings Anger; his loving daughter, Paula (Bill) Betts of Brenham, Texas; granddaughter Cayte (Matt) Neil of Brenham, Texas; grandson Will (Kaleigh) Betts of Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren Beckett Neil, Dinah Grace Neil, Liam Betts; sister Arlene (Jim) McGarrity of Silver Spring, Maryland; brother-in-law Jim (Carolyn) Jennings of Norcross, Georgia; nieces and nephews Renae Murray, John Paul Anger, Arlene Kinsel, Matt McGarrity, Mark McGarrity, Todd Jennings, Tricia Barrett; and many cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Leo Anger and Richard Anger. Bill attended St. Anthony Catholic School and graduated from French High School in Beaumont, Texas. He then attended Stephen F. Austin State University, where he played football. Bill was a proud veteran who served as a member of the Naval Reserve throughout college and attended Officer Candidate School (OCS) before serving as Lieutenant Junior Grade on the minesweeper USS Nimble (MSO 459). Following his tour of duty, Bill worked in industrial supply sales until he retired from McJunkin Corp. Bill moved to Brenham, Texas in 1999 and quickly became an active member of the community. He was a proud member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, where he served on the finance committee, among numerous others; Knights of Columbus; Brenham Rotary Club; Unity Theatre Board; and Downtown Brenham Economic Vitality Committee. He also enjoyed bringing "Hot Nights, Cool Tunes" to Downtown Brenham and volunteering at the Farmer's Market. Bill was a big fan of Brenham Cub Athletics and the Mercer University Men's Soccer team. A lifelong football fan, Bill spent many years as a football official for the Southwest Conference and witnessed a number of iconic games from the field. In addition, he enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, and gathering with friends; particularly his Friday Morning Breakfast Group and Monday Lunch Bunch of self-proclaimed "curmudgeons." Bill was extremely proud of his family, and nothing made him happier than spending time with them, where he was beloved for his funny stories, famous gumbo, and infectious love. He will be missed greatly and never forgotten. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to donate to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Adam's Angels, First Baptist Church School or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Cherish Bill's legacy of love by calling your family, sharing a meal, and celebrating your blessings. Visitation will be at from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel, with a private service on Wednesday for the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833. To post a tribute to the family, visit www.memorialoakschapel.com. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. Published in Beaumont Enterprise from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2020.
Royce Elton Ennis, 91, of Silsbee, died Monday, July 20, 2020. He was born on November 17, 1928, in Port Neches, to Margaret Matthews Ennis and Aaron Cecil Ennis. Royce graduated from French High School and later from Lamar University. He completed formal education at the University of Texas, in Austin. Royce proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Koran conflict. He loved the Lord, his family, his church, and golf. Royce was a charter member of three infant churches and served as deacon for ten years at Rosedale Baptist Church, Beaumont and thirty years at First Baptist Church of Silsbee. He began his career with DuPont in 1958. He was a senior research associate for over thirty years. During this time, Royce authored more than thirty U.S. patens for the company. After retirement he did consultant work for other companies and countries. Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Melva Jo Ennis; son, Terry Ennis of Lewisville; daughter, Lisa Daggett and her husband, George, of Castaic, California; son, Kyle Ennis and his wife, Pilsoon, of Katy; grandchildren, Bryan Daggett and his wife, Jeniffer; Wesley Dagget; and Caitlin Burns and her husband, Jay, all of California; Tanner Daggett of Oregon; Mary Snodgrass and her husband, Granger, of Houston; and Ann Kim, and Aaron Ennis, both of Katy; and great-grandchild, Hailey Daggett of California. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorothy Clark and Yvonne Davis; and brother, A.C. Ennis, Jr. Royce was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend and he will be truly missed by all! A gathering of Mr. Ennis' family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his service 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2020, at Broussard's, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His interment will follow at Warren City Cemetery Warren. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. Published in Beaumont Enterprise from Jul. 22 to Jul. 23, 2020.
Ada Jean LaSalle
Ada Jean LaSalle, 77 passed away on September 8, 2020, at M.D. Anderson after a short illness. Among the many things for which she will be remembered for were her grace, beauty, charm, love for animals and best of all, a great party closer. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Jean was born on December 7, 1942, to Ada Emmerline Coles and Charles Walter McGehee. She grew up in Beaumont and graduated from French High School. Jean was Secretary/Treasurer of her senior class. She was a member of the Buffalo Belles. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in education from Sam Houston State University. After graduation, she taught grade school for several years. She went to work for Southwestern Bell in 1970. After spending twenty-eight years in various positions, she retired on June 1, 1998. After retiring, Jean split her time between Tiki Island and Beaumont. Jean enjoyed gardening, fishing, dancing, and wine time at Tiki, along with all the neighbors. Jean loved entertaining. She was happiest when stray cats came knocking. Jean always had a "treat" stash. The last two cats that joined the group were Butterfly and Buddy. Jean's positive attitude, zest for life, and unconditional caring for others will be her lasting legacy. Survivors include her husband of forty-eight years, Leonard LaSalle; son, Coy Lynn LaSalle, grandchildren, Meghan Cobb, Marshall Cobb, Amanda Cobb Hart and her husband, Jonathan; Juliette LaSalle, Gabrielle LaSalle, Caden LaSalle, and Brock LaSalle; great-grandchildren, Jax LaSalle, Josey LaSalle, Hunter Hart, Hudson Hart, Henry Hart; sister, Charlene Mae Dugue and her husband, Donald; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Jimmy Cobb. A gathering of Mrs. LaSalle's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 14, 2020, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
Royce Sims Mathews, Jr., 78, of Beaumont, Texas died Sunday, March 29, 2020, at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas after a battle with MDS (Myelo dysplastic syndrome). A private graveside service was held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, at Bean Cemetery in Kirbyville, Texas. Born March 11, 1942 in Beaumont to Royce Sims Mathews, Sr. and Oline (Watson) Mathews. He lived in Beaumont and Lumberton all of is life and worked at Goodyear Tire & Rubber for 40 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Oline (Watson) Mathews; father, Royce Sims Mathews, Sr.; and infant son Jeremy Scott Mathews. Survivors include his wife, Rose Mathews of Beaumont; daughter, Shelley Duke and husband Andy Duke; and one granddaughter, Bella Duke of Beaumont; brother, Kenny Mathews of Bevil Oaks; and sister, Gayla Nestor of Houston; and several nieces and nephews. He was a long time and faithful member of Northwest Church of Christ in Beaumont, Texas. He was proud to serve in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was well liked and loved by his community and church family where he was always willing to give a helping hand. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his French High School classmates and his only granddaughter Bella A memorial service will be held at a later date. We would like to thank the doctors and staff at M.D. Anderson Hospital for their treatment and care. SEMPER FI
Katheryn Medile Garbo, 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, May 30, 2020 surrounded by loved ones in San Antonio, TX. She was born to the late Frank & Callie Medile, August 7, 1922 in Beaumont TX. Katheryn graduated from French High School and married the love of her life of sixty-two years, Sylvester J. Garbo. She was a loving mother and homemaker to John and Frank. Katheryn also worked as an office manager for Dr. Travis for over 20 years before retiring with Sylvester to travel and enjoy the summers with their grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Pius and enjoyed serving in the church. She enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, sewing, cooking and watching the purple martins return every spring from her back porch. She loved her family deeply and always made precious time to show them she did. Katheryn lived a life of integrity, faith and grace. She is survived by son, John S. Garbo and sister, Lena Brocato. She is also survived by three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Rosary for Mrs. Garbo will be recited at 5:00 p.m., with a gathering of her family and friends to follow, on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2020, at Broussard's, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. Published in Beaumont Enterprise from Jun. 3 to J
Charles Jeffrey (Jeff) Hermsen, 68, of Nederland passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at his home. He was born on January 18, 1952 to his parents, William Hermsen and Agatha Kordelski Hermsen in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Jeff was a resident of the area since 1947. He graduated from French High School in Beaumont. He served in the U. S. Army from 1972 till 1974. Jeff retired from Chevron Phillips as an operator after 37 years of service, he began working at Gulf Oil in 1981 and proudly served in the Fire Brigrade. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Gayle Legendre and his brother, Billy Hermsen. Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Connie Sue Long Hermsen of Nederland, his daughter, Kimberly Theriot Heisner of Port Neches, His sons, Jason Theriot and his wife, Tammie of Groves, Jeffrey Byron Hermsen and his wife, Somer of Groves, his grandchildren, Joshua Harris, Bryce Theriot, Alexis Theriot, Madison Betz Diaz, Holly Heisner, Brynna Hermsen and Baron Hermsen along with three great grandchildren, Elijah Harris, Presley Harris and Mila Diaz. He is also survived by his two sisters, Janet Owens of Whiting, New Jersey and Barbara Welsh of Georgetown, Texas, his brother, Rick Hermsen of Port Neches, several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1:00 PM till 3:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors in Groves. Service to honor Jeff's life will be at 3:00 PM Sunday at Clayton Thompson. Arrangements for cremation are entrusted to Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to your favorite charity in memory of Jeff.
Gary Alan George, 61, of Beaumont, died Friday, December 11, 2020. He was born on December 31, 1958 to Mary Jane Droke George and Carl Lee George in Beaumont. He received a masterâ€™s in education, majoring in Political Science, minoring in History. Gary taught at Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District and Beaumont Independent School District for more than thirty-six years. When he wasnâ€™t teaching, he spent his time in his wood shop or in his kitchen cooking for anybody and everybody. So many words rush to the mind when trying to convey even an ounce of the force of a man our dad truly is. Epic, selfless, hero, our dad is all of these things, but still so much more. A compass, always guiding us home. Our conscience, always leading us down the right path. Ever our teacher, always capable of offering new and relevant lessons, and made a point to instill in us that knowledge is power. A superhero, who always came through in our distress. We couldnâ€™t help but be â€œdaddyâ€™s girls.â€ He was simply always there. He was the best of friends and now the warmest of memories. A friend proctor, reliable safe haven, a strong shoulder, the helping hand, and even the comic relief. An example through actions. The champion of his chosen daughter, Mattie, whoâ€™s his first little girl and golden child and oh yeah-they look just alike! Our dad was a larger-than-life character made flesh. This unusual human we get to call our dad. Saying weâ€™re lucky in this regard doesnâ€™t even cover it. As we are facing many uncertainties-we hear you answer daddy, â€œYes, this too shall pass!â€ Words by Gary - â€œAmerican by birth, Southern by luck, but TEXAN by the Grace of God.â€ â€œSorry for the Masksâ€, Gary. Survivors include his daughters, Carla Jane George, of Beaumont and Mattie Mae Ham and her husband, Hunter, of Bridge City; son, Jacob Worster, of Tyler; and grandchildren, Joyce Ham and Hazel Ham. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl Lee and Mary Jane George and brother, Gordon Lee George. A gathering of Mr. Georgeâ€™s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Broussardâ€™s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Association, 1640 North Major Drive #101, Beaumont, Texas 77713 or Texas Childrenâ€™s Hospital, 6621 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov.
David Lynn Carter, 72, of Pearland, Texas, passed away on December 29, 2020 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
David was born on December 9, 1948 to Louis David Carter, Jr and Dora Carter in Beaumont, Texas. After attending French High School, he joined the fight to aid our Country in Vietnam as an aircraft and helicopter mechanic.
In 1973 David moved to southern California and met his life partner, Kathleen. David and Kathy raised 2 children, Kelly and Rebecca.
David continued on in the aviation industry (A&P) for 30 years. After retiring from aviation in 2007, David spent his time working for Fishing Tackle Unlimited repairing fishing reels, fishing whenever he could, and spending time with his loved ones.
David was predeceased by his Father Louis, Mother Dora and fishing buddy James Babbitt. He is survived by his wife Kathy, son Kelly, daughter Rebecca, Brothers Gary and Dale, and Sisters Suzanne and Judy.
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Published in Beaumont Enterprise from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2021.
Charles Jeffrey (Jeff) Hermsen, 68, of Nederland passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at his home.
He was born on January 18, 1952 to his parents, William Hermsen and Agatha Kordelski Hermsen in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Jeff was a resident of the area since 1947. He graduated from French High School in Beaumont. He served in the U. S. Army from 1972 till 1974. Jeff retired from Chevron Phillips as an operator after 37 years of service, he began working at Gulf Oil in 1981 and proudly served in the Fire Brigrade.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Gayle Legendre and his brother, Billy Hermsen.
Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Connie Sue Long Hermsen of Nederland, his daughter, Kimberly Theriot Heisner of Port Neches, His sons, Jason Theriot and his wife, Tammie of Groves, Jeffrey Byron Hermsen and his wife, Somer of Groves, his grandchildren, Joshua Harris, Bryce Theriot, Alexis Theriot, Madison Betz Diaz, Holly Heisner, Brynna Hermsen and Baron Hermsen along with three great grandchildren, Elijah Harris, Presley Harris and Mila Diaz.
He is also survived by his two sisters, Janet Owens of Whiting, New Jersey and Barbara Welsh of Georgetown, Texas, his brother, Rick Hermsen of Port Neches, several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1:00 PM till 3:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors in Groves. Service to honor Jeff's life will be at 3:00 PM Sunday at Clayton Thompson. Arrangements for cremation are entrusted to Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to your favorite charity in memory of Jeff.
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Patty Rabb -~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Patty Lynn Duhon Rabb, 88, of Beaumont, left this earth to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 10, 2019. She was born on November 16, 1930, in Abbeville, Louisiana, to Zoe Broussard Duhon and Felix Duhon, Sr. Nanny graduated from French High School as head twirler. She was manager of Walmart in Beaumont and opened countless stores over the years. Nanny was so loved by her workers and especially loved by her family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alton J. (Tenny) Rabb; her daughter, Zoe Lynn Rabb Reynard; and her two brothers, Felix and Fritz Duhon. Nanny is survived by her son, Alton J. Rabb, Jr. and wife, Terri; brother, Morris Duhon and wife, Jeanne; granddaughters, Kari Rabb Hillin and husband, Brandon and Stephanie Presley and husband, Todd; great-grandchildren, Logan and Lance Hillin, Adam, Isabella, Eli, and Summer Presley; and also a great-great-granddaughter, Amelia, due in September. Nanny had many special nieces and nephews who fondly thought of her. The family would like to express their thanks for the wonderful and loving care given by doctors and nursing staff at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, especially the staff working on the third floor. Special thanks and consideration goes to Dr. Msonthi Levine and his staff, the home health nursing, particularly Linda, Sonia, and Jamie. A gathering of Mrs. Rabb's family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 16, 2019, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Please join the Rabb family at Broussard's Centre, 1775 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, for food and fellowship upon your return from the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, Virginia 22215, or to www.diabetes.org. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. Published in the Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 15, 2019
George Allen Farrar~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
George Allen Farrar, age 72, passed away on September 28, 2019. He was born in Beaumont, TX on July 5, 1947 to Rheubin F. Farrar Sr. and Pauline Jones Farrar. An upbeat, cheerfully caring spirit emanated from Georges heart to all those that encountered him. He was always smiling; his eyes expressing the sincerity of a happy nature that reflected a deep love for others. When George cared about you, it was authentic and constant, and once he made a friend, it was for life. In high school he met his soulmate, Karen, and a love was sparked that would blossom for the next 51 years. Though a grade apart, they shared a choir class together, then one day, when George had saved up enough money and had persistently let her know his intentions, they went on their first date to Schooners in Nederland. Karen was too nervous to eat, but that night she discovered two things, Georges lifelong love of seafood, especially crabmeat, and that she fell in love with him and his distinctive smile. While serving in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, including onboard the USS Oriskany aircraft carrier as a petty officer, he and Karen were married on August 3, 1968. After returning home, he had a few jobs, but eventually settled into a 31-year career with the US Postal Service as a letter carrier. He made an indelible mark on his routes and was very well-known by all his postal customers: feeding their dogs treats, selflessly finding ways to bless them without their knowledge, and being inundated with gifts by them during the holidays. An artist at heart, George had numerous hobbies and pastimes that allowed him to express his love for the arts, including spending many weekends at the Renaissance Festival in his 20-year tenure as the Captain of the Guards and gatekeeper. During Georges life, many were touched by his genuineness, his cheerful spirit, and his innate love for people, and he leaves behind many fond, warm memories with those that loved him. Left to honor his memory is his loving wife of 51 years, Karen Palmer Farrar; son, Tate Farrar and wife, Heather, of Round Rock, TX; his mother; sister, Judy Farrar of Beaumont, TX; grandchildren, Zyla Farrar and Emerson Farrar; lifelong best friend, Bob Coy of Leola, PA; and numerous extended family, friends and loved ones. Preceding George in death is his father and brother, Rheubin F. Farrar Jr. Georges life honoring service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Lumberton Family Funeral Home, 766 S. Main St., Lumberton, TX, with Pastor Nathan Fleetwood officiating.
Brenda Lee Squyres, 62, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, September 11, 2018. A native and lifelong resident of Beaumont, she was born on June 27, 1956, to Violet Sachitano Squyres and Raymond E. Squyres, Sr. Brenda graduated French High School and Lamar University. She retired as a Medical Lab Technologist from Baptist Hospital with 48 years of service. Brenda enjoyed reading, computers, traveling, and gardening. She loved her Texas sport teams especially the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Astros. Survivors include her aunt, Doris Varley of Big Springs; her sister, Rayanne Enderle of Beaumont; brother, Raymond E. Squyres, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, of Humble; and nieces and nephew, Desaray Enderle, Emma Squyres, Violet Squyres (Godchild), and Raymond E. Squyres III. A gathering of Miss Squyres' family and friends will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a Rosary recited at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 17, 2018. Her memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Monday, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont. An entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Brenda will be greatly missed and will always be in our hearts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, Texas 77708 or the St. Anthony Cathedral School Foundation, 850 Forsythe Beaumont, Texas 77701. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. Published in the Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 16, 2018
James Segura ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
James E. "Cowboy" Segura passed away on February 4, 2019, in Beaumont, Texas. He was born to Lydia LeBoeuf and Francis Segura June 4, 1933, and lived 85 years to the fullest. After graduation from French High School, he went into the Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed gardening, hunting fishing and antiquing. He also enjoyed football, NASCAR and loved computers. Many life-long friends were made through many of these interests. Even with his creative "Jack of All Trades" talents, his family above all was his proudest achievement. He was our "Papa Bear." Jim retired from Goodyear Chemical in 1995 where he was a Utilities Operator. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Timothy Aaron Segura; brother, Sidney Lee (C.D.) Segura; sister, Mary Ann Milner (Fertitta); father and mother-in-law, Marvin and Myrna Stanley. Jim is survived by his wife, Jeri Segura; daughters, Laurie Beth Wilcox (Kenneth), Jamie Lynn Rayner (Michael). He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Dana, Jay and Mark Fertitta, Rodney Lee Segura (Sarah), Shelley Amador (Daniel); brother-in-law, Norman Stanley and wife, Carol; sister-in-law, Darlene Cassidy (Rusty) and sister-in-law, Patricia Eubanks. He is also survived by his wonderful grandchildren, Kenny Wilcox (Krissy), Kathryn Wilcox, Annsleigh Kelley, James Dalton (J.D.) Segura and Hunter Rayner (Adriana). We will miss this tremendously giving man with a wonderful sense of humor, wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Love You. Love You. Published in the Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 7, 2019
Margie Christopher ( class unknown ) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Margie Marie (Kelley) "Worthy" Christopher left this world on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 to meet her heavenly Father at 73 years of age. Margie was born December 11, 1945 in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from French High School and Angelo's Business College in Beaumont. Margie married her first love and beloved husband, Edward C Worthy in 1965. God blessed their lives with one son, Edward "Clifton" Worthy Jr in 1971. She was employed with Reliance Life Insurance Company as their bookkeeper and secretary along with working part time as receptionist for Coastal Electronics. She went to work at North End Baptist Church as the Pastor's secretary and church secretary for 12 years. Margie worked for Beaumont Coca-Cola beginning August 30, 1977 and retired January 1, 2001 after the death of her husband, Edward C Worthy, October 21, 2000. After retiring Margie became a full time mom and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, sewing, and cooking. She enjoyed baking and decorating birthday cakes and wedding cakes for family and friends. God blessed her with another wonderful husband, Jerry D. Christopher. They enjoyed traveling, country and western music, and entertaining all their children and grandchildren on holidays and special occasions. In 2003 her very first grandson, Cade Edward Ray Worthy was born and in 2005 her second grandchild was born, Leila Caleigh Worthy. She spent every moment possible loving, teaching, playing, and enjoying them. It was one of the most fulfilling times of her life. She enjoyed it incredibly. She was a wonderful Mom, amazing MawMaw, dedicated Wife, Sister, Aunt, Daughter, and Friend. While a teenager at home, Margie helped her mother and brothers raise their 6 children. She was a caregiver to her parents, husband, and many other family members. She was loving, kind hearted, caring, and dedicated to her family. She loved everyone and was the first to volunteer to help a family member or friend in need. Margie accepted Jesus as her savior when she was 12 years of age. She loved her church and was dedicated to serving her Lord. She helped in the Community Diaper Assistance Ministry, VBS, and served on different committees all at North End Baptist Church. Margie leaves behind a family that adored her and loved her very much. It saddens us all to lose her earthly presence, but we are comforted in knowing she was greeted at Heaven's gates by her loved ones who have gone before her and is resting peacefully in the arms of her Savior. She will be greatly missed. Margie is survived by her loving husband, Jerry D Christopher, son, E. Clifton Worthy Jr and wife Lisa, grandchildren, Cade and Leila Worthy. Nieces and Nephews that she loved like her own children: Gayle Kelley Russell and husband Steve, Troy Kelley Jr and wife Vikki, Judy Kelley, Wesley Kelley, and Beth Kelley and husband Jeremy. Great nephew Brandon Tunnell and wife Ashlee and great niece, Melana Kelley. And great great nephew Jackson Tunnell. Stepson, Donnie Christopher and wife Cici, stepdaughter, Janet Benson, and stepson, Jay Christopher and wife Jackie and 7 step grandchildren and 12 step great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Worthy Sr, her parents, Valentine Stanton and Inez Kelley, brothers, William Kelley, Troy Kelley Sr and Charles Kelley, nephew, Roy Kelley and Grandparents Joel and Mary Kelley and John and Estella Smith. Viewing will be 11am-1pm at Claybar Funeral Home on 11th Street in Beaumont on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019. Funeral service will be immediately following also at Claybar Funeral Home at 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 with Rev. Eric House and Rev Duane Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery. The family would like to send their sincere thanks to Compassion Hospice and Harbor Hospice House for the extraordinary care and support of family during Margie's fight with GBM. Along with Dr. Zhu and team and all who cared for her at Memorial Hermann in Houston. Published in the Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 23, 2019
Eugene Pruitt ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Earl Eugene Pruitt, 90, of Beaumont, passed away on January 30, 2018, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 1:00pm, Friday, February 2, 2018, at Sabine Tabernacle in Beaumont. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm, Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. Born in Beaumont, Texas, on December 25, 1927, he was the son of Edgar and Frances (French) Pruitt. Earl grew up in Beaumont and attended French High School and later went to work as a service repairman for Centerpoint Entergy where he retired after 39 years. He enjoyed bowling and was very mechanically inclined. Earl attended Sabine Tabernacle. His main passion in life was to help people whenever he could. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Frances Pruitt and his sister, Melba Shane. Earl is survived by his wife, Gloria Pruitt; his sons, David Neal Pruitt, Sr. and wife, Debbie of Branson, Missouri, Steve Pruitt of Houston; step-son, Dale Collier; grandchildren, Derick Pruitt and David Pruitt, Jr.; brothers, Carroll Pruitt and wife, Wanda, Wayne Pruitt and wife, Gwen both of Nederland; and his sisters, Ann Winn and husband, Bill of Coco, Florida and Elaine Laird of Evadale. Serving as pallbearers will be Weston Allen, Danny Boudreaux, Richard McCowan, Dylan Collier, David Pruitt, and Barry Allen. Published in the Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 1, 2018
Joan Fullerton Webb ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Joan Arline Fullerton Webb, 78, of Nacogdoches, died on August 29, 2018, at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 9, 1940, to Dallas H. Fullerton and Betty Jo Fullerton in Ajo, Arizona. She lived in Humble, Texas, with her mother and sister, Barbara Fullerton Smith, while her father was in WWII. After the war they moved to Seattle, Washington, where she attended elementary school. The family moved to Beaumont, Texas, in 1950 when Joan was in fifth grade. She graduated from French High School in 1958 and Cheniers Business College in 1959. She was a member of Northend Baptist Church and a Blue Bird leader for several years. She volunteered at the Humane Society of Southeast Texas and held a position on the board. Joan was active in the Beaumont Junior Forum for several years. Joan Married S. A. Webb in 1959 they had two children, Jeanne and Terry. She worked at The S & R Shop after business school and stayed home with her children until they graduated high school. She then went back to work for Angie Nall School for Special Children and later as a bank teller for First Federal Savings and Loan. She is survived by her husband, S. A. Webb; sister, Barbara Fullerton Smith; daughters, Terry Webb Henson and Jeanne Webb Blacksher; Jeanne's husband, Danny Blacksher; grandchildren, Jenna Blacksher, Janie Henson, Shana Henson Green and her husband, David Green; great-grandchildren, Brooks and Tucker Green; aunt, Judith Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Dallas Fullerton and Betty Jo Fullerton; stepmother, Rosalie Fullerton; and nephew, Perry Wayne Smith. Joan will be remembered mostly by her beautiful smile and loving compassion for others. Her laughter and sense of humor was contagious. She brought joy to everyone around her and she will surely be missed but never forgotten. A gathering of Mrs. Webb's family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
William Thurston ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
William Henry Thurston, Jr., 85, of Beaumont, passed away on April 10, 2018, at his home. Funeral services will be 2:00pm, Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont where the Masonic Rights will be given. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00pm, Friday, April 13, 2018 at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home. Born in Beaumont, Texas, on September 29, 1932, he was the son of William Henry Thurston, Sr. and Mable Estell (Meadows) Thurston. Henry was a lifelong resident of Beaumont and Graduated from French High School. He was an electrician by trade and a 65 year member of the IBEW local #479. He served on the executive board of the IBEW Credit Union. He was a Cashan Grotto with the El Mina Shine Beaumont Lodge #286. Henry was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaumont. He enjoyed listening to country music and traveling with his RV club. Henry loved Lamar Basketball in any form and was a longstanding season ticket holder. He was preceded in death by his sons, Eugene Thurston and Bill Thurston; daughter, Valinda Welch; sisters, Nancy Miller and JoAnn McNeely and his first wife, Dorothy Thurston. He is survived by his wife, Nelva Thurston; children, Glenda Beckett and husband, James of White Oak, Kent Welch and wife, Brenda of Buna, Vanessa Simmons and husband, Pat of Vidor, and Randy Welch and wife, Bonnie of Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brother, Jimmy Immel and sister, Patricia Lagel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital in Galveston, Attn: Donor Development Office, 815 Market St. Galveston, TX 77550. The family wishes to thank the staff at Harbor Hospice, especially Dr. Stout for their wonderful treatment of Henry while he was in their care. Published in the Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 13, 2018
Rosa Lee Perello~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Rosa Lee Perello, 88, of Beaumont, loving sister, aunt, and friend has left our precious sight on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, Rosa was born on July 28, 1929, to Catherine and Anthony Perello. Rosa graduated from French High School in 1947 and entered the work world as a secretary at Calder Pharmacy. Rosa was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and St. Pius X Ladies. Always dear to her heart are the circle of friends that befriended her in special ways through good times as well as bad times. She enjoyed her outings with this group of ladies whom she referred to as her "Christmas Group". Rosa also looked forward to the class reunions, renewing old acquaintances. Rosa has as prayer list that wraps around the globe. She was an avid watcher of EWTN for spiritual comfort. Rosa had fond memories of the hospital chaplains from St. Anthony, who were not only her spiritual guides, but also enjoyed the coffee and cookies that were served during her visits. Along with the fond memories is an extended thank you to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the classes of Student Nurses. Rosa was deemed the matriarch of the family and its spiritual guide, who always encouraged prayer and faith in the lives of those around her, especially the children. Her spirit was always high through all of her adversaries. She loved the accumulated flowers, cards, prayers, visits, and phone calls from friends, who were, she said, "some famous and some not so famous." She was grateful for her extended family of friends and their children, who lovingly called her Aunt Rose. Rosa used her hobbies, the iPad, and puzzles to keep her mind alert and strong. To all who knew her, Rosa was a clear example of courage, hope, and acceptance. Those left to cherish her memories are her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and four God-daughters, who have been so dear to her. Rosa is preceded in death by her parents, Catherine and Anthony Perello; brothers, Grispe, Veto, and Jasper Perello; sisters, Angie Phillips and Frances Davis; sisters-in-law, Neme Perello and Avis Perello; niece, Margaret Perello Kelly; nephews, Keith Perello and Johnny Davis. Rosa requested a special thanks to be given to Beaumont Home Health, Ameripro, and many health providers who took such good care of her, as well as the doctors and nurses who have kept her in good health. She was especially grateful to her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, and God-daughters, who have been very good to her. With a smile, Rosa says, "that's all folks-see you with the angels." A gathering of Miss Perello's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 22, 2018, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rosa Lee Perello's name to Birthright of Beaumont, 2626 Calder, Suite 201, Beaumont, Texas 77702; St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, Texas 77708; or a charity of your choice. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. Published in the Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 20, 2018
Lynda Herrington Moncla~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lynda Herrington Moncla was born on May 11, 1950, to Leo and Thelma Herrington, in Beaumont, Texas. She went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2018, after a short battle with cancer. Lynda attended French High School and Lamar University. In 1973, she married the love of her life, Wayne Moncla. Together they had two wonderful sons who made her very proud. In her younger years she worked as a secretary, phlebotomist, and medical transcriptionist. Later in life she found peace staying at home. She was very attached to her loving cat, Suki. Lynda enjoyed traveling, especially the Texas Hill Country and Fredericksburg. She is preceded in death by her parents. Lynda is survived by her husband, Wayne; sister, Debbie Herrington of Beaumont; sons, Brandon Moncla and his wife, Amber, and their children, Wyatt and Adelaide, of Houston and Aaron Moncla and his wife, Stephanie, and their children, Blake and Bryson, of Abilene. A gathering of Mrs. Moncla's family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Sabine Tabernacle, 1065 Hazel Street, Beaumont. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4 Bayou Brandt Drive, Suite B, Beaumont, Texas 77706 or Boy Scouts of America Three Rivers Council, 4650 Cardinal Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77705. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
Laura Laird Jones ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Laura Lea Laird Jones passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her home in Pasadena, TX. Laura is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kristin and Anthony Parras of League City, TX, three grandchildren, Adrian Gonzales, Alek Parras and Carter Mattingly, her brother and sister-in-law, Buddy and Jan Laird of Beaumont, TX, three nieces, one nephew, four grand-nieces and two grand-nephews, all of Beaumont. Laura was 62 years old. A native of Beaumont, TX, she attended French High School and had lived for the past 37 years in the Houston area. Laura was preceded in death by her parents, Timothy and Louise Laird of Beaumont, her son, Erick Mattingly and her grandson, Taylor Melville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The American Heart Association @ https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__donatenow.heart.org_&d=DwICaQ&c=B73tqXN8Ec0ocRmZHMCntw&r=tJCSct5tu-gXVbZIKaoF1Ik8aNSexgFFyVmYik7DWS0&m=acJMtZGQDUs6HWA8DBihUlQJuzs5ufQSxvsHRvj57BE&s=DOC9GAwfQPhMxvQiwJ5_KCS0958K6-jerGumvr9i5Xg&e= in memory of Laura Laird Jones. Published in the Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 28, 2018
James "Daryl" Eller, Sr~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
James "Daryl" Eller, Sr., 78, of Beaumont, died Friday, January 19, 2018, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on May 6, 1939, to Glady's Overstreet and John Eller, in Beaumont. Daryl received his high school diploma from French High School and graduated from Lamar University, Beaumont. He was a retired railroad engineer. Survivors include his sons, Kirk Eller and his wife, Sandra, of Nashville; Colin Eller and James Eller, Jr., of Beaumont; grandchildren, Bryden, Brianna, Ryan, and Ashlynn Eller; brother, John "JN" Eller and his wife, Louise; and Ronny Eller and his wife, Karen; sister, Linda Weston and her husband, Charles; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members; and beloved companion and friend, Linda Mae Holland. A gathering of Mr. Eller's family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A private family committal will be held at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont, with a private family burial of his cremated body at Holland Cemetery, Kountze. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com Funeral Home
Aline Lewis Crenshaw~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister and Friend Aline Lewis Crenshaw of Beaumont, TX and long time resident of Port Arthur, TX passed away April 18, 2017 in Beaumont, TX. She was born in Groveton, TX on February 4, 1923 to John William and Mildred Lewis.
She graduated from French High School in Beaumont, TX.
She was preceded in death by her husband J. G. Crenshaw Jr., her daughter Linda Ann Crenshaw Guidry and her sister Marjorie Toby. She is survived by her three sons James A., Larry G. and Jerry L. Crenshaw and by her sisters Loraine Fridelle, Johnnie V Murphy and brother Raymond Lewis. Memorial service to be held at Memorial Baptist Church, 4011 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur TX on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Published in the Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 23, 2017
Gary Clark ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Our Lord and Savior called Gary Ray Clark "Papa" home after a heroic battle. Gary Ray Clark, 75, of Beaumont, peacefully passed away June 16, 2017, at his home in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by his family. Gary was born in Yellowpine, Texas, on October 23, 1941, to Henry Ray Clark and Mertie Click Clark.
He was the youngest of four children and was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Edsel "Jack" Clark and Gerald Clark and his sister Juanita Clark Elliott Steck. Gary grew up in Beaumont, attended elementary through high school here and was known by all as Gary Ray. While at French High School, he lettered in both basketball and baseball. Gary played forward guard on the '59 French Buffalo's District Champion team. Also, his senior year, he was elected Twirp King and named Senior Class Favorite.
Gary was scouted to play baseball for the farm teams of the Chicago White Sox and Pittsburg Pirates. Instead of playing baseball, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Korea. After returning home from serving his county, Gary began working in construction and later studied the field of Structural Engineering. He was part of the crew that built the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. On a trip back home to Beaumont, Gary met his future bride, Clifteen Tomlin, on a blind-date. After a very short courtship, the two married on November 27, 1965, beginning their 51-year adventure. Adventure was the correct word; newlyweds bought a travel trailer and began a two year "gypsy" life. They traveled all over the United States, while Gary worked construction jobs. The Texas boy shoveled his way out of the Chicago Blizzard of 1967. When it was time to start a family, Gary and Clifteen returned to Beaumont and opened their family business, Gary Clark Contractors, Inc.
In the early 70s, they welcomed their two children Heather and Gary "Cliff". In the mid-90s Gary retired. That didn't go over well and he later returned to the construction field he loved most. He later served as Vice President Building Division with Brystar Contracting, Inc. This soon became the best of both worlds, retired and working. Gary took immense pride in his work but his "Papa-time" came first. His pride and joy were lovingly referred to as "Papa's Best Buddy" and "Papa's Pretty Thing". Gary burned up I-10 as he traveled between Beaumont and San Antonio, never missing an event for his grandkids or a work deadline. As everyone in the construction business knew, Gary's word and handshake was a sealed deal. Gary was a very active community member and volunteer. He was a member of many community organizations. He served and volunteered during Cliff's YMCA Little League days and Heather's school events, Blue Bird events and the two enjoyed Indians and Princesses together. Gary was named "Honorary Pi Guy" in 1992, after years of dedication to Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Gary grew-up fishing and hunting in East Texas and continued until one day in his early 40s, a deer looked him in the eyes and he laid down his gun and he became a deer lease "head cook". Cooking became a passion and he soon became the neighborhood cook, too. Gary will be dearly missed by family and friends but his GREATNESS will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
Gary is survived by his wife, as he called her "His Child-bride", Clifteen Tomlin Clark, daughter Heather and husband Clark Boudreaux, son, Gary "Cliff" Clark, grandchildren Trenton and Ashlyn Boudreaux, sister-in-law, Shirley Tomlin, his red dog, Maggie and many nieces and nephews. Honorary Pallbearers are John Elliott, Tim Elliott, John Michael Butler, Bobby Burford, Grant Sutton, Tony Levacy, Cole Gober, Phil Young and the Brystar Team. Words cannot express our respect and gratitude for Clark who moved in to Gary's house and took care of him for 3 weeks with patience, respect and unconditional love. We would like to thank Dr. Nathan Shumway and his staff at Texas Oncology San Antonio, Dr. Milind Javle and his staff at MD Anderson Houston and River City Hospice San Antonio for their dedication to Gary's well-being.
In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, California 90266, or Pancan.org. A memorial service for Gary will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, with a reception for his family and friends to follow at Broussard's Centre, 1775 Calder Avenue, Beaumont. Complete and updated information may be found at:broussards1889.com.
Mildred Barton class unknown ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
was born in Beaumont, Texas, on February 23, 1933 to Ural Bonnette Smith and Buck Smith, and was called home by her Lord on June 17, 2017. At a very early age, she became the organist at Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church. She was a graduate of French High School, Lamar State College (now Lamar University), where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Music. Mildred attended the University of Houston where she earned her Master's Degree in Music Theory.
She had a God-given talent for arranging music, she could play any song in any key and could also play a song after hearing it just once. Mildred was well-known in the world of musicians around the Beaumont area. She spent many years teaching music and choir at Amelia Elementary School and Forest Park High School. Her high school choirs earned sweepstakes at the UIL Contest at the local level, State Contest for the All-State Choir and State Solo Contest in Austin. While at Lamar University, she was invited to play for a reception at the Governor's Mansion in Austin. This was an honor which she cherished. After fifteen years of teaching choir, she received her certification in the counseling field from McNeese State University. At that point, Mildred became a counselor/registrar at Forest Park High School and then West Brook High School. She remained in that position until her retirement. Mildred met the love of her life, Neal Barton while both were teaching at Amelia Elementary School. They were married for more than fifty years and God blessed them with a son, Neal Barton Jr. who is married to wife, Renee, of Tyler, Texas. Mildred was blessed with many cousins. She also stayed in contact with many of her students until her health began to fail. She was a master at the piano but she was at her happiest playing the organ for her Lord at Westgate Memorial Baptist Church for fifteen years.
Her church was extremely important in her life. A gathering of Mrs. Barton's family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Westgate Memorial Baptist Church, 6220 Westgate Drive, Beaumont, with Dr. Raymond McHenry, officiating. A private family committal will follow at Garden of Memories Memorial Park, Lufkin, where she will rest next to her beloved Neal. Arrangements are handled by Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
Beatrice Baden ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beatrice Baden was born December 4, 1922 and died at the age of 91 on May 31, 2014. She was a life long resident of Beaumont, Texas and attended French High School where she was a member of the Girl Reserves, was a French Bisonette Basketball player, and was voted Football Maid by the French High Lettermen. Throughout her life, she possessed an avid interest in all religious activities. She was a member of St. Pius the 10th Catholic Church, was a member of the St. Pius Ladies Organization, instructed CCD classes at St. Pius, was a perpetual member of the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal, attended Cursillo Retreats at St. Anthony's Cathedral, engaged religiously in daily prayer and the rosary mysteries, and enjoyed televised religious programs. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph R. Baden Sr. and two sons Joseph R. Baden Jr. and Mark Gerard Baden, her sister Dorothy Gulledge, and three brothers Gilbert Ozio, G.J. Ozio, and Alvin Ozio. She is survived by her daughter Therese Baden and her two very devoted nieces Violet Odom and Shirley McCarty. She was also survived by two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 4th at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont, which will be followed by a grave side service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of floral tributes, please make donations to Hospice Brazos Valley in Brenham, Texas at www.hospicebrazosvalley.org Funeral Home - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=baden-beatrice&pid=171209249&fhid=10965#sthash.GWFpBVXF.dpuf
Lelia Jeannine Lampman Dennis- class unknown~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lelia Jeannine Lampman Dennis passed away on July 24, 2016, at Silsbee Oaks Health Care in Silsbee, Texas. She was born to the late Adam D. Lampman and Pauline Lampman in Beaumont, Texas, on March 1, 1930.
Lelia was a graduate of French High School. Family, friends, and church were Lelia's passion and delight, and she loved to host and entertain surrounded by her beautiful gardens. Lelia's cooking skills were legendary and rivaled only by her ability to grow the most exquisite plants and flowers. She was happiest when spending time with her beloved husband on fishing outings and in entertaining members of their large extended families.
Lelia fought Alzheimer's for nearly twelve years before succumbing to the ravages of the disease. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of her devoted husband carried her through the grueling battle of memory loss. Despite her disease, she maintained her love for God and her family until the end of her life. The constant nurturing love and caring that she demonstrated to her family, despite her illness, is a testament that will never be forgotten.
After graduating from high school and taking her first job at St. Therese Hospital, Lelia met the love of her life, Lindy, at a church service. The couple married the following year on January 14, 1949. Married for 67 years, Lelia and Lindy raised their three daughters in Beaumont where they were faithful members of North End Baptist Church and First Baptist Church. Possessing a true servant's heart, Lelia faithfully cared for her children, taught Sunday School, and assumed primary caregiving for her own mother. As a woman of faith, Lelia shaped the lives of many through her tireless Christian example.
Lelia is survived by her dearly loved husband, Lindy Dennis and her three daughters and their spouses, Debbie and Shawn Scofield, Cindy and Mark Merrill, and Leslie Dennis and Laura Chiasson. She leaves to mourn ten grandchildren, Carole Havens, Nathan Merrill, Jeannine Cavazos, Lindy Merrill, Brooke Stovall, Zack Ward, Jon Chiasson, Winston Hughes, Anna Lewallen, and Haylee Scofield. Additionally Lelia was blessed by seventeen great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend their love, appreciation, and gratitude to the staff of Silsbee Oaks Health Care and especially to the caregivers of Hall 5 for the magnificent care given to Lelia for the past four years. A gathering of Leila's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at First Baptist Church of Beaumont, 3739 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in Lelia's name to the Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=lelia-jeannine-lampman-dennis&pid=180788715&fhid=26679#sthash.nMl6xRBg.dpuf
Lewis Eric Winston Lewis 1963 - 2016 -- class unknown
No longer suffering and finally at peace, to which he embraced, Eric Winston Lewis passed on Monday, March 28, 2016 at the age of 52. Eric was born in Beaumont TX, the middle son to Mildred and Albert Lewis. He attended French High School with fond memories of growing up with brothers Byron & Rod.
In 1989 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served from 1989 to 1993 and was a Gulf War veteran on 2 tours 1990-1991 in Operation Desert Storm. Worked at Pepsi for over 20 years, starting as Merchandiser and last position as Reset Specialist. He was a most dedicated employee and known to his co-workers as Big E. He was a devoted uncle and often dotted on all of his brothers' kids. His youngest brother, Rod, became his primary caretaker during his last 3 months of life. To this, the family is eternally grateful that brotherly love eased Eric's transition.
He leaves to celebrate his life, grandmother Savannah McMahon, parents Mildred and Albert Lewis, Brothers Byron (Dee), Rod (Gia), nieces Ra'kesha, Bryce, Blake, Preston, Elle and nephew Brock; and a host of friends.
Eric will be remembered during a Memorial Service on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm at Houston National Cemetery. 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038. -
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Helena Cecilia Tut Henriksen - class unknown~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Helena Cecilia Tut Henriksen, 97, of Beaumont, died Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Christus Hospital--St. Elizabeth, Beaumont, Texas.
She was born on February 18, 1918, in Plaquemine, Louisiana, to Helena Cecilia Corrigan Ritter and John Louis Ritter.
Tut was a graduate of French High School and attended Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas. She married H.T. Henriksen on September 18, 1936, and together, they raised two beautiful daughters. She retired after thirty years of service as a Librarian at Terrell Public Library. She was a charter member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and was active in the Catholic Daughters of America, Court of St. Girard and St. Pius X Ladies. Tut enjoyed reading, gardening, basketball, and football.
She is survived by daughters, Melanie Henriksen Nelson and Linda Henriksen Kmiecik, M.D.; grandchildren, Margaret Grant and her husband, Michael; Lynn Carter and her husband, Dan; and Kathryn Vernau and her husband, George, Jr.; great-granddaughters, Madeline Grant, Abigail Grant, Elizabeth Grant, Charlotte Grant, Meredith Grant, Alexandra Grant, Zoe Carter and Ava Carter; great-grandsons, Daniel Lee Carter III and George James Vernau III. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, H.T. Henriksen; brother, John Earl Ritter, Sr.; grandson, Franklin Edward Nelson II; and son-in-laws, Franklin Edward Nelson and James Edward Kmiecik.
A gathering of Mrs. Henriksen's family and friends will begin 4:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be lead by the Catholic Daughters of America at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Daughters of America, Court of St. Girard and St. Pius X Ladies, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, Texas 77708.
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Bobbie Covington class unknown~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Robert Bobbie Earl Covington passed away at 68 years of age on February 4, 2016.
He was born on January 28, 1948 in Beaumont, Texas to Ruby Mae Butler Covington and Marlin Jack Covington. He was confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Beaumont.
He attended Silsbee High School where he was on the football team, graduated from French High School in Beaumont, and graduated from Lamar State College of Technology in electrical instrumentation. Early in his career, he worked on oil geological exploration in Canada and in West Texas. Later, he started his own flooring company and served the builder communities in Beaumont and in Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. He was a motor sports enthusiast, especially enjoying drag racing Corvettes and he became a Fastest Vette in Texas Champion in the early 2000's.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his two sisters, Jeannie Covington Reinhart and Linda Covington Robin.
He is survived by his son Rob Covington, of Dallas, his daughter Kimberly Covington Motley of Chattanooga, TN, his daughter Caryn Covington Hardy of South Jordan, Utah, a sister, Chandice Covington of Oak Park, IL, two grandchildren, and eight nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held later this year near Hemphill, Texas. Cremation arrangements were made under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors.
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Zelma Broussard Wilson - unknown~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Zelma Rae Broussard Wilson was born November 3, 1923 and passed away peacefully February 1, 2016. Zelma was born in Beaumont, Texas to Katy Rae Rial Broussard and Thomas M. Broussard. She lived in New Iberia, Louisiana for a short time and moved back to Beaumont.
Zelma attended French High School, where she met her husband Sam H. Wilson. They married in 1942. Throughout their married life, Sam's military career took them from Texas to South Carolina, Washington State, and Oregon, but Beaumont always remained her home.
She and Sam had three sons, Samuel Sammy H. Jr, Thomas Eugene Tommy Gene, and William Billy Kyle, who were a source of great pride throughout her life. Zelma attended Lamar University and was very proud to be pursuing her higher education after raising her family. She then began a career in interior decorating working for Dallas Williams and Broyhill Gallery furniture stores. She spent twenty-seven years in faithful and honorable service to her vocation, retiring in 1999. Zelma also enjoyed sewing, bowling, dancing in the Saturnalia and Carousel dance clubs, and spending time with her family at her beach house, which she and Sam built with their sons. Zelma was a faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church since 1967, and she dearly loved her Fidelis Sunday school class.
Zelma is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Thomas Tommy Broussard, her husband of fifty-four years, and her beloved son Tommy Gene.
She is survived by her son Sammy and his wife Catherine, her son Billy and his wife Rose, her eight grandchildren - Stephen Schafer, Sean Wilson and his wife Stephanie, Amy Carroll and her husband Burton, Kyle Wilson and his wife Stefanie, Will Wilson, Ben Wilson, Brandon Wilson and Blake Wilson, and six great-grandchildren - Kaylee, Kameron, Gracie, Tommy, Wayden, and Immanuel. Also surviving Zelma are her sister Dorothy Vercher, her brother George Bruce Broussard, her lifelong friend and sister-in-law Joy Fairchild, along with many special nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. Zelma spent her final years at Atria Collier Park where she made many friends and enjoyed happy times. Her family is filled with gratitude for the many wonderful people at Collier Park who cared for Zelma while she lived there. In her final days, Zelma was lovingly cared for by Linda McGraw and her staff at YaYa Assisted Living House. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=zelma-rae-wilson&pid=177584036&fhid=10965#sthash.JPjzA1MI.dpuf charity of one's choice . Love is patient, love is kind...love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Visitation services will be at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Friday, February 5 from 4-7 pm. A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Saturday, February 6 at 11 am, followed by food and fellowship at Wesley United Methodist Church on Major Drive. Pallbearers are Sean Wilson, Kyle Wilson, Will Wilson, Ben Wilson, Brandon Wilson and Blake Wilson. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=zelma-rae-wilson&pid=177584036&fhid=10965#sthash.JPjzA1MI.dpuf
Hellen Rutledge Mitchell~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hellen M. Granny Rutledge Mitchell, 71, of Dayton, died Monday, February 9, 2015, at the St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 12, 2015, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Magnolia Park Cemetery in Dayton. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Hellen was born May 18, 1943 in Beaumont, to parents; Samuel Hardy and Mable Snider Rutledge, a former resident of Channelview, and has resided in Dayton for the past 33 years. She attended French High School, was a retired associate for Wal-Mart in Liberty, volunteer for Relay for Life, and a breast cancer survivor. She also enjoyed fishing, cooking, gardening, dancing, and other crafts. She will be remembered and known by many as Granny. Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Patricia Rutledge and Betty Louviere, and brothers: Hardy Rutledge, Jr., Douglas Rutledge, George Rutledge, and James Rutledge. She is survived by her husband of 54 years: Leland C. Mitchell, Jr. of Dayton, sons: Doug Mitchell and wife Missy of Dayton, Robert Mitchell and wife Vickie of Kingwood, and Darrel Mitchell and wife Liz of Vidor, daughter: Lurleen Marie Mitchell Eddleman and husband Lawrence of Dayton, siblings: Alene Gallier, Snow Reed, Dorothy Evans, Doris Hickman, Joe Rutledge, and Leroy Rutledge all of Beaumont, grandchildren: Meagan Mitchell Croker, Tara Mitchell, Bradley Mitchell, Gracie Mitchell, Sophie Mitchell, Monica Mitchell Campbell, Matthew Mitchell, Ian Mitchell, Tabby Eddleman, Lara Eddleman Schweitzer, Anna Mitchell, and Brandon Thompson, two great-grandchildren on the way, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Leave your thoughts and memories for the family in the guestbook at www.pacestancil.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=hellen-m-rutledge-mitchell&pid=174111184&fhid=18041#sthash.DuG5Pvbx.dp
CHARLES DAVID SMITH
Charles (Charlie) David Smith, 53, of Walnut Creek, CA, passed away at his home on April 19, 2013. A time for visitation with the family will be Friday, April 26, 2013 from 5:00 � 7:00 pm at Hillier Funeral Home. The family welcomes you to join them for graveside services held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Bryan City Cemetery.
Charles was born on May 12, 1959 to Richard E. and Patsy Pate Smith in Beaumont, TX. He was a graduate of French High School in Beaumont and later attended and graduated from Lamar University. He then enrolled at Texas A&M University and studied structural design. His studies led to employment with the California Dept. of Transportation as Division Senior Transportation Engineer-Specialist in Oakland, CA, where he worked for 22 years. His coworkers will remember him as a great, competent and knowledgeable engineer. Charles was intelligent, dedicated, an excellent solution-finder, a detailed technical researcher and committed to his job.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard E. Smith on January 19, 2013; his paternal grandparents, E. A. and Aletha Smith and his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Opal Pate.
Charlie is survived by his mother, Patsy Smith of Bryan; his sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Joel Allen of North Richland Hills; nephews, Stephen Hayes of Houston and David Hayes of Missouri City; niece, Chandra McFarlen and her husband Douglas and great-nephew, Lucas McFarlen of Abilene. Other survivors include his uncle and aunt, John and Jane Pate; and his cousins, Brad Pate, Gordon and Staci Pate and their son Weston and Rhonda and Robert White and their sons Robert and Tristan, all of Bryan.
Dennis William Knabeschuh, 58, of Beaumont, died August 28, 2011, at his residence. Born December 11, 1952, in Louisville, Kentucky, he was the son of Anna Mae Richards Knabeschuh and Louis Henry Knabeschuh. Dennis was self employed as a carpenter. Dennis had a sometimes difficult life, but a good heart, and was always ready to lend a hand to a friend. He had a real talent for woodworking and built many beautiful pieces, including a dining room hutch for his parents. He won a Texas State Golden Hammer Award for the hutch while in high school. He attended both Forest Park and French High Schools in Beaumont, graduating from French High. Dennis is survived by his parents, Louis and Anna Knabeschuh of Beaumont; brothers, Don Knabeschuh of Houston and Louis H. Knabeschuh, Jr. and his wife, Shannon of Beaumont; sisters, Susan Knabeschuh, Linda Moncla, and Joan Knabeschuh all of Beaumont and Janet Chase and her husband, Ben of Plano; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Cordell DeLeon and his wife of Beaumont. A Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 3, 2011, at Broussard's, 1605 N Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P. O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=dennis-william-knabeschuh&pid=153398896#sthash.dbnehH5E.dpuf
William Will Joseph Wiggs, 50, of Houston, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 13, 2012. He was born to Pat and George Wiggs on November 16, 1961, in Beaumont. Will was a graduate of French High School. After graduating, he joined the United States Air Force and proudly served for two years. Will was a man with a great sense of humor, awesome personality, and a big kind heart. He was a loving son, father, brother, uncle, and cousin. Will was a happy and outgoing man, who always made time to talk to his mom, and as far as he was concerned, she was the best cook ever. He was a big Astros fan and made all the games he could. He was the biggest kid to those who knew him best and not a moment will go by that he won't be thought of. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Pat and John Riddle of Nederland; daughter, Dianna Wiggs Hooyboer of Elgin; step-brothers, John R. Riddle and his wife, Jackie and James D. Riddle and his wife, Eugenia, all of Nederland; nephews, Dino Riddle and his wife, Mandy and Barrette Riddle, all of Nederland; aunts, Pauline Welch Martin of Houston, Linda Langham of Lumberton, and Mary Lou Acree and her family of Warren; uncle, Dusty Riddle and his wife, Helen of Houston; and cousins, Sharon Cantrell, Carson Neuman, and Linda and Rocky Riddle, all of Houston, Kriss Welch of Nederland, Lisa Welch Brown of Sour Lake, and Frank Scooter Welch of Vidor. Will is preceded in death by his father, George Marion Wiggs; grandfather; William H. Welch; grandmother and step-grand- father, Francis Jo and Herman McCullor; uncles, Frank H. Welch and James Riddle; and step-sister, Gale Barnette. A gathering of his family and friends will begin at 12:30 p.m., with his graveside service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard's, 505 12th Street, Nederland. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on April 19, 2012
Shelia Hartman Collins 63 passed away 5/2011
John D. Coston 74 passed away 3/2011
LaROy Mann Cox 10/2010
Mary Ann Meinscher Dalco -5/2014
Billie Debes 79 - 2011
Bobbie Jean Bailleaux unknown
Cynthia Bell unknown
Edwin Berry unknown
Richard Edward Schmidt 61, passed away Jan. 2011.
William N. Dawson III, 4/2010
Paul D. Legendre, 47, of Lumberton, died Saturday, August 27, 2011
James D. Anderson age 67, passed away March 5, 2006
Slvator Anthony Mazzola
Gladys Margaret Doiron age 96, passed away February 17, 2006
Dr. Elaine Lacy Barber age 52, passed away November 2005.
Paulette Norsworthy Barclay passed away October 2005
Vernon Gallier, Sr., age 72, passed away Oct. 2005
Helen Sellers Pope passed away in 2005.
Jack Townsend's memorial service was held at Broussard's on Major, Friday, Sept. 2, at 3:00 pm
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