My deepest sympathy to the families of the of lost alumni.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!
Big John Taylor '71~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Big John Taylor of Jasper died Sunday May 1, 2016. He was born August 25, 1953 in Beaumont, Texas and was 62 years of age. He made a career in the construction business and spent as much time as he could hunting and fishing.
There will be a memorial service at 2:00 PM Thursday May 5, 2016 at Forest Oaks Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper.
He is survived by his son John Taylor, IV and his wife Crysta of Groves, daughter Kimberly Taylor of Baytown, sisters Carolyn Ellis and Brenda Brister and her husband Rodger of Vidor, Johnnie Mandujano of Lumberton, brother Dorman Taylor of Lumberton grandsons Keaton Taylor of McKinney, Jordan Deloach of Groves, Markus Dunivan of Baytown, granddaughters Kris Abeyta of Baytown, Emily Deloach of Groves, Trinity Taylor of Groves, Reiley Taylor of Baytown, nephews Robert Ward of Marshall, Brian Bright Kelly of Bridge City, Ronnie Taylor of Jasper, Robert Bright Cindy of Beaumont, Rodger Brister, Jr. and wife Grace of Vidor, Brandy Brister and wife Laquita of Fannette, nieces Pam Hospodar and husband Steve of Beaumont, Jimmy Bright of Houston, Schantel Bright of Beaumont, Dawn Thibault and husband Paul of Vidor and Debbie Applegate and husband David of Spurger, also many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Dorothy Taylor.
Cheryl Crosby Boykin '68~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Cheryl Crosby Boykin, 65, of Beaumont, went to be with the Lord on May 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Cheryl was born on May 11, 1950, in Beaumont, to Bennie and Preston Crosby. Cheryl was a 1968 graduate of French High School in Beaumont. She retired from the Beaumont Independent School District with over twenty years of faithful service as an attendance clerk mostly for Willie Ray Smith Middle School.
Cheryl was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a member of Westgate Baptist Church, Beaumont.
Those left to cherish Cheryl’s beautiful memory are her husband, Charles Boykin of Beaumont; son, David Boykin and his wife, Morgan; daughter, Heather; her sister, Linda Mack; her grandchildren, Clayton, Taylor, and Tyler Tucker and Madeline Boykin; sister-in-law, Kitty Andress; brother-in-law, “Bubba” Boykin; and many great friends and family members.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Billy Mack.
A gathering of Mrs. Boykin’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Broussard’s. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday afternoon, at Ebezener Cemetery, Colmesneil.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 West Brynmawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, Illinois 60631; or to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210.
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
Judi Kay Beebe '65~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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.
Ross Walker '55~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Ross Weldon Walker, 78, of Beaumont, passed away on February 2, 2016 at his home. He was born August 9, 1937 in Fastrill, Texas, near Lufkin, to parents Ross and Temple Walker.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Claybar Kelly-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
Weldon grew up in Beaumont, where his father was a locomotive engineer at Southern Pacific Railroad and his mother worked at Texas Commerce Bank. After graduation from French High School in 1955, Weldon attended Lamar and then joined the U.S. Army. He was a helicopter mechanic instructor at Ft. Eustis, Virginia.
Three years later, upon his discharge, he returned to Beaumont and studied engineering at Lamar. In 1961, he began working at Dresser IDECO. He worked for IDECO and successor companies for 43 years. He was a structural engineer; his many responsibilities included traveling around the world troubleshooting and modifying oil drilling rigs. He has been to six continents and every oil producing country in the world, including Russia, China, Egypt, Nigeria, Trinidad and all the countries in South America.
He was granted three patents during the 1970s, all of which had to do with tunneling and boring machines. Weldon retired as vice-president of National Oilwell.
In his spare time, Weldon enjoyed being outdoors, water skiing and motorcycle riding with his family, especially in and around Sam Rayburn Lake.
Weldon is survived by his wife, Deanna Walker of Beaumont; their children Ben Walker of Topeka, Kansas, Tom Walker and wife Kim, of Beaumont and Lisa Walker of Beaumont; and their grandchildren Ashley Walker and Travis Walker. He is also survived by his daughter, Becky Ames and her husband, Rodney Ames, of Beaumont.
Weldon and his family appreciate the excellent care and service from Harbor Hospice.
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
Melba Powell Toups ' 42~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Melba Powell Toups, 90, passed away January 13, 2016, in Dallas, after a brief illness. Melba was born January 31, 1925, in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from French High School in 1942.
Melba and Dennis Toups married on February 13, 1948, and made their family's home in Beaumont. After later living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Melba returned to Beaumont following her husband's death in 1983 where she was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church, volunteering in the church office and participating in the Fidelis Sunday School Class. She later spent ten years living in Tyler. Melba enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends.
She is survived by her son, Darrell Toups and his wife, Donna Tyler Toups, of Grand Saline, Texas; daughter, Sharon Dent and her husband, Michael Dent, of Denver, Colorado; six grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Melba is preceded in death by her husband, Dennis John Toups, Jr.; parents, George Ruffus and Gracie Tryhorn Powell; and brother, William Powell.
Her family is grateful for the caregivers at C.C. Young in Dallas, who provided Melba with extraordinary care during the final two years of her life.
A gathering of Mrs. Toups' family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2016, at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713 or to C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 West Lawther Drive #100, Dallas, Texas 75214.
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Lawrence H. Larry Shelton '65~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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.
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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.
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 14, 2016
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