Class of '63 Obituaries



Connie Sherman Myers
Services for Connie Irene Myers, 64 of Jasper, will be 4;00pm, Thursday, September 18, 2008 at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper with graveside services to be 2:00pm Friday, September 19, 2008 at Lake Wood Memorial Park Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi. Visitation will be 6:00 until 8:00pm Wednesday, September 16, at the funeral home.
Connie died Monday, September 15, 2008 at her residence in Jasper. A native of Beaumont and a former longtime resident of Madison, Mississippi , she lived in Jasper for the past 10 years.
A 1963 graduate of French High School in Beaumont , she worked with The University of Mississippi Medical Center for 14 years with the Human Resource Department before moving to Jasper. She worked with Polaris World and then worked for Lowe's Garden Center until her death.
Survivors include her daughter Dora Robinson & husband Bill of Jasper; brother Jimmy L. Sherman of Gilchrist; and granddaughter Marah Robinson of Jasper. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross 3642 East Houston, San Antonio, Texas 78219.


Linda Curtis
Linda Eileen Curtis, 68, of Silsbee, Texas, died Friday, May 17, 2013.
She was born on September 11, 1944, in Woodville, Texas to Ernestine Hankins Tarver and William Earl Tarver.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Gene Curtis; children, Ginger Menown; Ray Gene Curtis, II and Scott Curtis; two grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Lynette Padres.


Darrell Baker
Darrell W. Baker, 68, of Pinewood, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, Beaumont, Texas.
He was born on October 12, 1943, in Beaumont, to Mary Elizabeth Heiman Baker and Gerald John Baker, and had been a lifelong resident of the area.
Darrell retired as an owner and operator of Baker Signs. He was affectionately known as "Ganpaw" to his grandkids and children in his neighborhood. Survivors include his wife of forty-five years, Judy Baker; daughter, Melissa Baker Holmes and her husband, Shannon; son, Trent Erwin Baker; three grandchildren; sister, Sherry Sewell; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Broussard's Mortuary, Beaumont, Texas


Linda Barnett
Linda Carol Barnett, 60, of Beaumont, died Friday, November 4, 2005 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth.
A native of Beaumont, she had been a longtime resident of Beaumont and Mineral Wells and was an active member of the Dowlen Road Church of Christ.
Linda was passionate about her family and her eleven grandchildren were the center of her world. She loved the beach, traveling and family reunions.
Her father, Wendell Rogers, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, F. DeWayne Barnett of Beaumont; mother, Monique Rogers of Beaumont; children, Michelle Shoulders and her husband Tim of Houston, Wendy Taylor and her husband Richard of Austin and Michael Barnett and his wife Stephanie of Weatherford; grandchildren, Matthew Shoulders, Madison Shoulders, Mally Shoulders, Mark Shoulders, Max Shoulders, Kayden Gore-Taylor, McKenzie Taylor, Zenn Taylor, Ferin Barnett, Camden Barnett and Kylie Barnett; brothers, David Rogers and his wife Kathy of Beaumont and Joel Rogers of Toledo, Ohio; and other loving family members and friends.
Funeral service will be 2:00 P. M. Monday, November 7, 2005 at Broussardís, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A gathering of family and friends will be from 3:30 P. M. until 5:30 P.M. Sunday, November 6, 2005 at Broussardís on McFaddin.


John Eric Monroe Jr.
John Eric Monroe, Jr., was born September 11, 1944 in Beaumont,Texas to Claire Anne and John Eric Monroe, Sr. and passed away August 6, 2009 in Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 64 years, 10 months and 25 days.
Johnny graduated from French High School in 1963 where he played basketball and baseball.
After graduation he served in the Army from 1967 until 1970. After serving in the Army he attended Lamar University and graduated with a degree in business. Johnny loved fishing, hunting and watching football on television.
He is survived by sister Suzanne Walker & husband John of Elk City, Oklahoma; brother Rennie Monroe & wife Ann of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; four nieces, Rayna Maloy & husband Dale of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Gina Curtis of Elk City, Oklahoma, Emily Godfrey & husband Kyle of Baton Rouge, Louisana and Katie Barber & husband Jeb of Durham, North Carolina; two great nephews Mason Maloy and Max Maloy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and a host of other family and friends.
Graveside services will be held on Monday August 10, 2009 at 10:00am at the Jasper City Cemetery in Jasper. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences can be made at www.w-s@whineryfs.com. Local funeral arrangements are being handled by Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper.



April Lynne Rosenthal
April Collins Rosenthal, 66, of Winnie and formerly of Gilchrist departed this life on December 29, 2011.
She was born in Beaumont on June 3, 1945, as a young student April was a member of the Jefferson County 4-H club. As a teenager she traveled extensively as a livestock judge achieving outstanding girl in 1961 and 1962. Aprilís sonís played little league and she became very active in that organization, serving many years as President of the Jefferson-Hardin Little League in Sour Lake. After moving to the Bolivar Peninsula in 1987, she became an Emergency Medical Technician and an Emergency Medical Services Coordinator for the Gilchrist Texas Emergency Medical Services from 1988 to 2008.
April loved flowers especially daisies and enjoyed cooking for family and friends and will be missed by all that knew her.
She is survived by her loving husband, Rick Rosenthal, three sons, Gerald Collins and his wife, Melissa, Stephen Collins and his wife, Teresa all of Winnie and Leon Rosenthal and his wife, Cindy of Scottsdale, Arizona; one daughter, Monica Crawford and her husband, Royce of Larue; twelve grandchildren, Dr. Allison Rosenthal, Elise Rosenthal, Taylor Rosenthal, Andy Hegarty, Katelyn Collins, Cody Collins, Gavin Tomlinson, Coby Collins, Taylar Collins, Slade Collins, Mathew Crawford and Hayden Collins; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jackie Mead of Lumberton and Debbie Smith and her husband, Sam of Winnie. April was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Bertha Park and twin sons, Larry and Gary Collins; and great-grandson, Alexander Joseph Hegarty. Pallbearers are her grandsons, Coby Collins, Slade Collins, Mathew Crawford and Andy Hegarty; nephew, Ronnie Gibson; and family friend, James Goodman.
Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning, January 2, 2012, at Broussardís, 134 W. Buccaneer Drive, in Winnie with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery. A gathering of her family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at Broussardís


Tommy Miller
A memorial service for Thomas C. Tommy Miller, veteran newsman, journalism professor, and former managing editor of both the Houston Chronicle and the Beaumont Enterprise, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 10, 2011, at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Miller, 66, died at his home in Beaumont on July 30, 2011. He spent more than two decades with the Chronicle, entwined with a journalism teaching position at the University of Mississippi. He left the Chronicle in 2003 to assume the Roger Tatarian Chair in Journalism at Fresno State University, where he taught until illness forced him to retire.
Miller was born in West Point, Miss., on May 30, 1945, and grew up in Beaumont, where he was president of his senior class at French High School. He attended Hardin-Simmons University for two years and in 1967 earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Baylor University, where he was editor of The Lariat, the student newspaper. He later received a master's degree in journalism from the University of California- Berkeley.
Miller is survived by his wife, Darla Ferris Miller; their daughters, Michelle Miller of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Cynde Miller of Claremont, California; a brother, Hal Miller, of Houston; and four grandchildren. Because of Miller's lifelong love for the game of baseball the family chose Minute Maid Park, home of the Astros, at 501 Crawford in downtown Houston, as the site of his memorial service. Those attending should enter the ballpark through the Crawford Street entrance to Union Station, where they will be directed to the location for the event.
A Tommy Miller Scholarship Fund has been established at the University of Mississippi for students pursuing a reporting or editing career in journalism. To contribute, send checks made payable to the University of Mississippi Foundation to Will Norton Jr., Dean, Meek School of Journalism, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677.
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on September 8, 2011


Ronald Dean Chase
Ronnie Chase Sr., 66, of Nome, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. He was born February 2, 1945, in Beaumont to Juna Belle Doors Chase and Norman L. Chase, Jr.
Ronald had lived most of his life in Nome and owned and operated Farm Air Service. He was a remote control model airplane hobbyist, enjoyed dove hunting and loved NASCAR.
Survivors include his son, Ronald Dean Chase, Jr. of Houston; daughter, Hollee McCay and her husband Todd of Austin; sister, Candy Miller and her husband Ben of North Carolina; brother, Norman Chase III of Sour Lake; grandchildren, Chase T. McCay and Carson D. McCay; sister-in-law, Rita Chase of Sour Lake; nieces, Juna Chase, Jena Chase and Tammie J. Chase Tweedel; and nephews, Tommy J. Chase, Jr. and Travis Chase. He is preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Donald Gene Chase and Tommy J. Chase, Sr.
His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A gathering of his family and friends will be from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Broussard's.


Frances Pereira
Frances went home to be with her Lord and Savior on the evening of Friday, November 17, at the age of 61. Frances was born in New York City, New York, and had been a resident of Crosby Texas for 20 years. Francesí hobbies included fishing, gardening, and sewing.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Kenneth Pereira, Mother, Janie Mae McClelland Legendre, and father, Kelly Legendre
She is survived by her sons: Donny Smith & wife Renya, Chris Smith & wife Terra, Kelly Smith, and Kenneth Pereira and wife Jiyeon; daughter Leah Graham and husband Rick; grandchildren: Nicolas Edgell, Belle and Stevie Williams, Reagan, Tori, Alexia, and Tiffany Smith, Christian Andres and Daniel Pereira; brothers: Kenneth, Michael, Darrell, Dane, Tommy, Kevin, Joe, Paul, Greg and Mark; sisters: Mary Ann, Candi, Seth Ann and Tisha.
The family will receive friends on the evening of Tuesday, November 21, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Earthman Funeral Home. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery, 8624 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas.


Sgt Stephen Eldon Boots
Jul. 3, 1943 - Jan. 7, 1971 in Binh Dinh, Vietnam
E CO, 1ST BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE
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