Class of '65 Obituaries




Ann Harrison Campbell
Elizabeth Ann (Harrison) Campbell, 68, of Beaumont was born August 17, 1947 in Beaumont and passed away February 26, 2016 at Harbor House Hospice.
She was a graduate of French High School and Lamar University. She enjoyed taking cruises and video gambling.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Willie Mae Harrison; brother, Tommy Harrison; brother-in-law, Tim Campbell; and sister-in-law, Patsy Campbell.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Campbell of Beaumont; sons, Sam Campbell of Sugar Land, and Lucas Campbell of Beaumont; brothers-in-law, Bill Campbell and wife, Linda of Atlanta; Ed Campbell and wife, Melissa of Beaumont; Charlie Campbell and wife, Pat of Seattle; sisters-in-law, Clarice (Campbell) Hebinck of Mary Esther, FL and Dee Ann (Campbell) Soileau and husband, Larry of LaBelle; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial service is being planned for mid-week. Complete service times and details will be available online at claybarfuneralhome.com. Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop, Beaumont, Texas 77705.
. Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 28, 2016


Lawrence H. Larry Shelton
Lawrence H. Larry Shelton, Jr., 68, of Beaumont, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on April 1, 1947, in Beaumont, to Geraldine L. Jerri Shelton and Lawrence H. Shelton.
A graduate of French High School in Beaumont in 1965, he served honorably in the United States Army stationed in Germany. Larry was employed with Southern Pacific Railroad in Beaumont for twenty-four years prior to it merging to Union Pacific Railroad, where he spent his last four years in Houston before retiring in 1997.
He is survived by his mother, Geraldine Jerri Shelton; son, Jed M. Shelton and his wife, Margaret; daughter, Cindy Shelton and Danny Mouton; mother-in-law, Connie Brocato; sister-in-law, Linda Fortney Galbreath and her husband, John; brother-in-law, Charles R. Brocato, Jr. and his wife, Sandy; affectionately known to his grandchildren, Mackenzie Shelton, Megan Shelton, and Danielle Marie Shelton-Mouton, as Super-Paw, he will be greatly missed. He also leaves behind an uncle, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Larry is preceded in death by his father, Lawrence H. Shelton; and his wife, Concetta Connie Brocato Shelton.
A gathering of Mr. Shelton's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 15, 2016, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His private committal was held at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SPCA of Texas, 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, Texas 75212.
Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=lawrence-h-shelton-larry&pid=177719842&fhid=26679#sthash.lbmjTDVx.dpuf


Judi Kay Beebe
Judi Kay Beebe, 69, of Vidor, died Tuesday, February 9, 2016. She was born on September 17, 1946, in Beaumont, to Willie Mae George Huff and Maurice Howard Huff.
Judi loved life. She was forever selfless, giving and humble. Just the very sight of her grandkids would bring a smile that could light a room to her and their faces. They were “her babies”. She was quick with a kind word and just loved being around family and friends. Judi loved Mark with all of her heart and only wanted to make him as happy as he made her. They were one as though they had one heartbeat. She was devoted to her husband Mark in every way but mostly “her way”. Judi cherished the time she had with Kelli growing up together and was so proud of the woman her daughter had grown into, more like best friends than mom & daughter. Judi brought joy to every single life she touched.
The legacy she leaves behind is both long and wide. Judi and Mark fit each other, the “right fit” for both of them. Their lives revolved around getting stuff for “her babies” or when she was going to get to see them again. Judi loved to live and lived to love! She was MiMi to the whole bunch, no matter who that bunch was. Her grandchildren were her life. “Her babies” were the very air she breathed. She will be missed more than any words on any paper or website can say! We will forever be grateful to have had her for our MiMi.
Judi is survived by her husband, Mark Beebe of Vidor; daughters Kelli Couch and her husband, Teddy, of Celina; Cherie Owen and her husband, Chris, of Nederland; grandchildren, Taylor Kriegel, Kailin Kriegel, Rustyn Couch, Darian Owen, Keegan Owen, Teddy Taylor Couch, and Dalton Couch; brother, Howard Huff and his wife, Doris, of Sour Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Lynn Huff.
A gathering of Mrs. Beebe’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2016, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284; or to American Cancer Society, 755 South 11th Street, Suite 212, Beaumont, Texas 77701.


Howard Graham
Howard Keith Graham age, 64 passed away February 25, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Howard was born on July 2, 1947, in Beaumont, Texas to James Grady and A.Z. Ingles Graham.
He graduated from French High School and attended Lamar University where he studied structural drafting. He was a life long resident of Beaumont, Texas and worked for several different companies in Beaumont, Houston, Louisiana, Baltimore, Maryland and Canada. He designed, engineered and supervised the construction of his own home. He also served four years in the United States National Guard. He enjoyed his yard work, cooking, carpentry, building cabinets that won awards for craftsmanship. He was baptized at the Eleventh Street Baptist Church. He will be remembered for his courage, compassion for animals and devotion to his wife and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Grady Graham Jr.
He is survived by his wife Esterline Graham of Beaumont, and one brother, Royce Graham of Latexo, Texas, and by numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., with a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.


Elinor Jean Shorkey
Elinor Jean Shorkey, 71, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Jean was a true Christian, she loved everyone she met. Jean was grateful for everyday she lived. She never expected anything in return. Jean worked diligently her entire life to live up to her fullest potential. She was an inspiration to those around her.
Jean loved her family and cared for her father until his demise. She was close to her sisters and would check the mail to see if she had a letter from her sisters Carol and Alice. Jean would spend extended time with them in Ft. Worth and Houston in her younger years. That was always a treat. Mary was her sister, roommate, and caregiver. Jean helped her with her children when they were small. She faithfully picked them up from school each day, and she was always available for babysitting. When her other nieces and nephew came into town, Jean spent hours playing Go Fish and listening to them read. She was a very loving aunt. In her younger days, Jean was educated in Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. When her family moved to Texas,
Jean attended Austin State School for the Deaf. During her junior high years, she attended Jane Brooks School for the Deaf in Chickasha, Oklahoma. There she learned the art of lip reading. This prepared her for high school which she was able to complete in Beaumont.
She was a proud graduate of French High School in 1965. Later in her educational track, she was the first deaf student who was sponsored by the Texas Rehabilitation Commission to be trained for a career in graphic arts. Jean attended Lee College in Baytown. She loved church and was raised going to St. Mark's Episcopal Church and was a frequent attendee. When word got out about the deaf outreach program at First Baptist Church, Jean and her sister would attend social events. It wasn't long until Jean became part of this group and was able to go independently. Before long, she began attending services weekly at the chapel. She did this for years, and the family wishes to extend their gratitude for their love and acceptance of Jean. Each Sunday, Leroy or Kay would come for Jean, and this was so important to her. As Jean became older, she enjoyed watching movies with her sister, and going out to the beauty shop with her caregiver Patricia.
She loved to see her family when they came to see her. Jean was truly thankful for every day she had on this earth. There are so many people the family wishes to thank. First and foremost is her caregiver Patricia Moore. Jean's needs were always placed first with Patricia. Jean's hairdresser, Carla Carmon always had time for Jean. Next, are Jean's friends from the Deaf Chapel, Leroy Moore and Kay Broussard. They provided years of support and saw that Jean was able to participate in this outreach program for the deaf. There have been countless people along the way such as the staff at the Wellness Center and the employees at Market Basket who always had an eye on Jean. She had the best medical team available, and the family is grateful for that.
Jean is survived by her sisters, Mary Shorkey Hager of Beaumont; Carol Shorkey Parker and her husband, Jim, of Fort Worth; and Alice Shorkey Butrum and her husband, Herb, of Houston; nieces and nephews, Kim Truman and her husband, Bill; R.J. Adams and his wife, Michelle; Stephen Hager and his wife, Greta; Kelley Roberts and her husband, Gordon; Jacqueline Dearden and her husband, Michael; Grant Butrum and his wife, Kelly; and Anne Butrum; great nieces and nephews, Katherine Truman, Madeline Truman, Sarah Truman, Hanna Bradford, Will Butrum, Houston Roberts, and Melissa Dearden.
A gathering of Miss Shorkey's family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015, at St Mark's Episcopal Church, 680 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. The family wishes in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Deaf Chapel at First Baptist Church, 3739 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713; St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 680 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77701; or to New Century Hospice, 3965 Phelan Boulevard, Beaumont, Texas 77707. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=elinor-shorkey&pid=174324398&fhid=5632#sthash.BlexWEFX.dpuf


Daniel Dalton Hebert
Daniel D. Hebert, 66, of Sour Lake, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Born September 17, 1947, in Beaumont, he was the son of Betty Ruth Touchett Hebert and Joseph Dalton Hebert. Daniel was a United States Army veteran having served in the Vietnam War and was an electrician with DuPont Beaumont Works.
He is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Jeanette Hebert of Sour Lake; daughter, Danette Anderson and her husband, Keith, of Beaumont; sons, Dalton Hebert and his fiancé, Laurie Perry and Duane Hebert and his wife, Kristina, all of Vidor; sister, Beverly Parigi; eight grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family.
A gathering of Mr. Hebert’s family and friends will be Thursday evening, June 26, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2014, at Broussard’s, followed by burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.


Nancy Marchetti
Nancy Maggard Marchetti, born July 28th, 1947, died peacefully in her home on February 22, 2014. Nancy's loves were teaching, singing, and family. In addition to being a beloved mother and grandmother, throughout her life she was a counselor at Camp Niwana, a teacher and a daycare owner. She was a charter member of the Golden Neches and Greater Sabine chapters of Sweet Adelines for over 30 years, and enjoyed coaching as well as singing bass. She had an infectious laugh and a twinkle in her eye.
She was preceded in death by husband Marco Toni Marchetti, parents Dorothy and James Maggard, Sr., brother James Maggard, Jr., and nephew Stephen Maggard. Nancy is survived by children Jamie Hornbuckle, Ashley Hornbuckle, Katie Brading, Cathi Griffiths, Mary Marchetti, Andy Marchetti, and Martha Vincent, as well as 20 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Nancy's memorial service and afterglow will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 1st at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1350 N 23rd St, Beaumont, TX 77706. Daisies welcome, or donations in her honor may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=nancy-maggard-marchetti&pid=169862154#sthash.QBW23qHg.dpuf


Jesse Worthy
Wade Worthy was born in Orange, Texas on March 26, 1947 to Martha Ford and Jesse Wade Worthey, III. He grew up in Leesville, Louisiana and Beaumont, Texas. His mother re-married when Wade was two years old and brought Ottis Knapp into his life. Wade used the last name of Knapp until he entered the Air Force. He had three younger siblings, Sammy Knapp, Martha Knapp and Jon Knapp. He moved to Dallas in 1965 to attend the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1967 (received a draft notice during the Viet Nam War but instead of dropping out of college, he received a deferment from the USAF for the price of four years of service).
Wade was part of the SAC elite guard and Security Police at Offutt Air Force Base from 1967 to1968, then served from 1969 to1970 at Camh Ran Bay Air Force Base in Viet Nam. Just before leaving for Viet Nam, he married a young woman named Donna Dent. After his year in Viet Nam, he finished his 4 year commitment to the USAF by working town patrol at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. Wade and Donna moved to Dallas after Wade was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1971. He began working for the University Park Police Department and stayed there from 1971 until 1976. He left the University Park Police Department in 1976 to start a new police career at the Carrollton Police Department. Wade and Donna were blessed with their one and only daughter Brandi Michelle in 1977.
He was awarded police officer of the year in 1977. He was promoted to sergeant in during his time at Carrollton and he became involved with the Carrollton Rodeo Team, which brought him so many good memories. His favorite event was "chute doggin'". Sadly, Wade and Donna's marriage ended in 1990, but these two amazing people were able to develop a strong and everlasting friendship.
In 1991, Wade started dating a co-worker, Cheryl Hitt. Wade decided to retire from Carrollton in May 1999. Wade and Cheryl were married on December 2, 2000. Wade and Cheryl were truly two parts of a whole. Wade was "PaPa" to his two granddaughters Erika and Emily and nothing meant more to him than these two beautiful girls. Family was without a doubt his greatest love. Wade loved playing softball, fishing, hunting, the Dallas Cowboys, guns, knives, painting landscape oil paintings, and gnomes. He did not care much for electronic gadgets, except for his Kindle and his Motorola Razor cell phone. Even though his favorite "pet" was a horse named Dunny Leo Dodger, he was finally converted to being a dog lover by Cheryl. They both enjoyed their two 4-legged fur babies Tater Tot and Hambone.
Wade passed from this life to eternity on January 23, 2014 and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
The family will receive friends at a visitation on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Allen Family Funeral Options in Plano. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Carrollton, 2400 Josey Lane, Carrollton, Texas. Interment will follow at Dallas – Ft. Worth National Cemetery with military honors at the graveside.


Richard J Perry
Richard J Perry - Born October 11th, 1946 to Barbara & Gilbert Perry in Dallas, TX. He was joined by his brother, James 3 years later. The family moved to Beaumont, TX in 1950.
It was there where he graduated from French High School in 1965. During his school days he was a proud member of the Boy Scouts of America in Troupe 65 supported by the North Er Methodist Church. During his time as a scout he had become an Eagle Scout as well as became a member of the Order of the Arrow and then became a camp counselor for 4 years. He then went on to graduate from Lamar University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. While attending Lamar, he participated in the concert and traveling choir, which traveled internationally. He went on to marry Karen A. Larkin in 1972 and the couple moved to Dallas where Richard began his career in banking. He went on to continue that career for twenty years in Dallas, Corpus Christi, Sweeny & Falfurrias. The family then moved to Austin in 1997 where he had changed careers and began work with HEB.
He was beloved by many of his co-workers & customers alike. Richard is survived by his wife of 41 years, Karen, his brother, Jim of McKinney, mother, Barbara of Round Rock, Sons - Richard Carl Perry of San Antonio, Mark & Sean Perry of Austin. He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren - Loren, Alex, Logan and Ethan all of San Antonio.


James Laudig
James Jim Erskine Laudig, age 65, died Friday, March 08, 2013 in Beaumont, Texas. Graveside services will be at 3:00 PM on Monday, March 11, 2013 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Rev. Jim Sliger officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 10, 2013 and one hour prior to the graveside service on Monday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Mr. Laudig was born in Beaumont, TX to the late Joseph B. and Hazel Agnes Beall Laudig on August 7, 1947.
He graduated from French High School in 1965 and then graduated from the University of Houston Clear Lake campus in 1976. Jim proudly served in the United States Army. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and volunteered and served as the treasurer for the Gideon's International in Beaumont. Jim worked for Rexel Incorporated for the past 32 years.
Jim is survived by his wife Jo Ellen Laudig, two sons Scott Laudig and his wife Vicki and Jay Laudig and his wife Kate. Two brothers, Don Laudig and his wife Norma Jean and Mike Laudig and his wife Kay. As well as two grandchildren, Melissa and Sarah Laudig and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to The Gideon's International PO Box 7134 Beaumont, TX 77726


Jimmy McMahon
James H. Jimmy McMahon passed away April 13, 2011 at the age of 63.
He was a 1965 graduate of French High and lived in Wiergate, Tx.
He was preceded in death by parents, James H. Steve McMahon and Mona McMahon. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Phillis McMahon of Wiergate, sister Diana Beaumont and husband Doyle of Lumberton, sister in law and brother in law, Irene and Charles Griffin from Lumberton, numerous nieces and nephews and a large host of friends. Jimmy donated his body for research. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.


John A. Wall
John Wall, 63, of Beaumont, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at Harbor Hospital of Southeast Texas in Orange. He was born in Huntsville on January 21, 1947, to Geraldine Peoples and Kenneth E. Wall. A lifelong resident of the area, he was the proud owner and operator of Wall’s Wrecker Service for over twenty-five years.
He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Vickie Wall; daughter, Rachel Wall of Spring; brother, Kenneth E. Wall, Jr.; and countless extended family members and friends. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont with burial to follow at Magnolia Cemetery.
A gathering of his family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Broussard’s. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Brother Ralph Thompson and Karla Erwin. Their hours of support will never be forgotten. Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America, 4650 West Cardinal Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77705


David Curtis Holt
David Curtis Holt, 61, of Beaumont, died Saturday, August 23, 2008. A native of Beaumont and lifelong resident of the area, David graduated from French High School and Sam Houston State University. He was the owner and operator of Dynamic Power Systems. David was an avid fisherman, accomplished carpenter, and successful businessman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kelly Holt and Genita Killion; and cousins, Gilbert Dent and Marilyn Wright.
He is survived by his daughter, Carly Holt of Nederland; brother, Ronald Holt of Beaumont; nieces, Christi Holt Fountain and husband Ron of Sour Lake and Jennifer Holt of Beaumont; great nephew, Tyler Fountain; great niece, Jada Fountain; nephew, Kevin Holt of Universal City; and cousins, Mike Dent of Colorado, Curtis and Sue Killion of Nederland, and David and Patricia Thurmond of Bandera.
A memorial service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.





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