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.
Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=helena-cecilia-henriksen-tut&pid=177444965&fhid=5632#sthash.bnvyjUVS.dpuf
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.
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 14, 2016 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=robert-bobbie-earl-covington&pid=177718416#sthash.nMlhnODx.dpuf
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
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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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