Obituary Page



It gets harder and harder for me to add names to the memorial page.
It's with great sorrow that I add names
of our friends, family and faculty that we have lost.
My deepest sympathy to the families of the of lost alumni.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!


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Hellen Rutledge Mitchell - class unknown
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.dpuf

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Rose Bruce Jones '59
Rose Marie Bruce Jones went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 5, 2015. Born on February 18, 1941 in Beaumont, Texas to Zelma and Carlton Bruce, Rose Marie attended Beaumont schools and graduated from French High School in 1959. She was voted class sweetheart at Bowie Jr. High and was a cheerleader at French. She received her bachelor's degree from Lamar University where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. In 1963, she married Wayne Allen Jones of Beaumont and taught at Forest Park High School. After moves to Tulsa, Houston, back to Beaumont and finally to Longview with Sun Pipeline in 1982, Rose Marie taught in the business department at Spring Hill High School. Rose Marie was a devoted member of Greggton United Methodist Church where she was active in the Joy-Wellmaker Sunday School Class, sang in the choir and joyfully served her church family in many ways throughout the years. She had a servant's heart and volunteered at Meals on Wheels and the Longview Interfaith Hospitality Network, a ministry serving homeless families. To say that Rose was an avid bridge player is an understatement. She loved to play and was a member of several bridge groups. Rose Marie never met a stranger and anyone that knew her loved her. Her fun loving sense of humor and infectious laughter will not be forgotten. Rose Marie is survived by her daughter, Allison and husband, Richard Leigh of Dallas; her son, Christopher and wife, Whitney Jones of Fort Worth; and daughter, Laurie and husband, Scott Collins of San Diego and nine grandchildren, Audrey and Hank Leigh; Taylor, Wilson and Karis Jones; and Catherine, Elizabeth, William and Patrick Collins whom she was so proud of and loved dearly. She adored her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews whom affectionately called her Sissy. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brothers Teddy and John Gayle Bruce. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. in Longview, Texas at Greggton United Methodist Church (1101 Pine Tree Road). A graveside service will be held at a later date in Beaumont. Memorials may be made to the Longview Interfaith Hospitality Network at PO Box 2732, Longview, TX 75606 (www.longviewlihn.com) or to Greggton United Methodist Church (www.greggton.org). - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=rose-marie-bruce-jones&pid=174111189#sthash.yU5Kxpsa.dpuf

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Georgia Adams Louviere '69
Georgia Lee Adams Louviere 1951 - 2015 Georgia Lee Adams Louviere loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, went home to be with the Lord on January 23, 2015 at the age of 63. Born, March 4, 1951 in Beaumont, TX, she married the love of her life, Joseph Anthony Louviere. Georgia attended Lamar University and graduated with a B.S. degree in education. She taught for 25 years in BISD and VISD, before retiring. Georgia will be especially remembered for her love of teaching science. She was a compassionate, giving person and had a special love for her family, her friends and animals. She is preceded in death by her mother, Nettie Lee Adams, her sisters Carolyn Oliver and Bobbie Nell Adams Georgia is survived by her devoted husband of 45 years, Joseph A. Louviere, her son Joseph Jr. and wife Sheila, her daughter Kimberly Padgett and husband Kyle. Her five grandchildren; Hannah, Emily, Kylen, Kassler and Kendall. Her sister Gayle Lowery and husband Gippy. As well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robin Butler officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Beaumont Animal Shelter, 1884 Pine St. Beaumont, TX 77703, 409-838-3304. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=georgia-lee-adams-louviere&pid=173962921#sthash.jZOi4OLt.dpuf



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Dan Edward McBroom '70
Dan Edward McBroom, 62, of Kountze, died Saturday, December 27, 2014. He was born on February 19, 1952, in Beaumont, to Sue Nell Erwin McBroom and Albert Edward McBroom. Survivors include his sister, Debbie Woodward; brother, Ronald McBroom; father, Edward McBroom; and mother, Sue McBroom, all of Beaumont; daughter, Melissa Ashworth of Nevada; nephew, Cody Woodward; close friends, Benny House, Robert Gillespie, Jaime Capps, Ray Johnson and his son, Samuel Johnson, Eric Bruce, Kenneth Downing, Mike Johnson, and Wade Eason; and numerous other family and friends. His committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Broussard's, Kountze.

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Donald Madden '57
Donald Paul Madden, 75, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 in his residence. Donald, a 50-plus year Sulphur resident, was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church as well as a former Scout Master and baseball coach. He retired from W R Grace after 35 years of service. He loved to travel and had a passion for fishing, hunting and collecting arrow heads. Survivors include his wife, Carol Lacasse Madden; son, Vance Madden of Alabama; daughter, Marla Madden Evans and her partner Sherry of Sulphur; two step-sons, Johnny Duhon and his wife Mona, and Randy Rayon and his wife Karen; four step-daughters, Marlene Fontenot and her husband Drew, Annette Evans and her husband Steve, Angie Duhon and her husband Gary, all of Lake Charles and Tammy Londerno and her husband Clint of Egan; sister, Phyllis Coston of Nederland; brother Larry Madden and his wife Ginger of Many; twenty-four grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Don "Daddy D" and Dorothy "Momma D" Madden and brother-in-law, Johnny Coston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, June 10 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sulphur. The Rev. Aubrey Guilbeau will officiate. Interment will follow at Consolota Cemetery in Lake Charles. Visitation will be held in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home Monday from 4 to 9 pm with a Scripture Service at 6 pm, and will resume Tuesday at 9 a.m. until time of service. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

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Richard "Larry" Shimek '64
Richard “Larry” Shimek, 68, died at Harbor Hospice on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. He had been fighting a battle with emphysema for six weeks. Larry was born on June 14, 1946, in Harlingen, Texas, to Charles (Spud) Shimek and Katherine Shimek. He had two brothers, one sister, and one older sister who died in infancy. He received his education in Beaumont attending French High School, where he graduated in 1964. Larry excelled in all things “sports”. While attending Lamar University, he minored in engineering while earning a Bachelor of Science in Math in December 1968. During his college years, Larry worked part time at the Texas Highway Department as a draftsman. In August 1968, Larry married Patricia Hickey. They had two daughters, Stephanie and Heather. One month after college graduation, the United States Army invited him to join them. Upon completion of basic training in El Paso, Texas, Larry was stationed at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia. He was a computer programmer at the Forestall Building in Washington, D.C. After finishing his Army tour of duty, Larry returned to Beaumont and to the Texas Highway Department, where he worked in the computer department. He left after fifteen years to work for Gulf States Utilities (Entergy) as an auditor. In 1996, he retired from Entergy and took a consulting job with Shell Oil in Houston. At the time of his death, Larry was retired and acting as his ninety-four year old mother’s caregiver. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed tinkering in his garage. Survivors include his wife, Pat Shimek; daughters, Stephanie Shimek and Heather Shimek Rudd and her husband, Marcus; mother, Katherine Shimek; brother, Roy Shimek; sister, Linda Shimek; one grandson, Calder Rudd; and one granddaughter, Samantha Rudd. He is preceded in death by his father, Spud Shimek and brother, David Shimek. A gathering of Mr. Shimek’s family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday afternoon at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont. Thanks to the staff of Harbor Hospital. You made his stay there pleasurable and your food helped him gain twenty pounds. Thanks also to the red headed nurse at Health South for your kindness. To the male nurse, Chris, at Baptist ER who loaned out his cell phone to Stephanie, thank you. There are people in healthcare who care about their patients.

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Grace DeMary '35
Funeral services for Grace Ballard DeMary, 94, of Houston will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Claybar Kelley-Watkins Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday evening from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. A former longtime resident of Beaumont, she is survived by her daughter, Irene DeMary Potter and husband, James of Houston; son, Thomas DeMary of Austin; 3 grandchildren, Mark, Rachel and Jamie Potter, daughter-in-law, Alison Potter and 1 great-grandchild, Olivia.

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Linda Dowell '66
Linda Laurine Dowell, of Beaumont, passed away October7, 2014. She was born June 20, 1948 in Beaumont to Clarence Herbert Dowell and Velma Hatley Dowell. A graveside service celebrating her life will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Laurine attended school in Beaumont and was a 1966 graduate of French High School. After graduating she attended Lamar University. Later she served as Safety Education Specialist for both the City of Beaumont and Lamar University. Laurine was a very creative person and at one time owned Dowell's Drapery Shop in Beaumont. She was preceded in death by her father and her brother, Glenn Hatley Dowell. She is survived by her mother, Velma Dowell Fellows; sons, Jonathan Dowell and Mark Glenn Dowell; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=linda-dowell&pid=172772295&fhid=10987#sthash.SXBTaol3.dpuf

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Richard Rick Whitson '70
Richard Rick Whitson passed away on October 25, 2014 at the Michael Debakey Veterans Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born and raised in Beaumont and attended French High and Lamar college. He then joined the United States Marine Corps where he was proud member for nine years.His last few years were spent engaging in radio controlled model aircraft, a hobby he enjoyed. Preceding him in death were his parents Archie and Helen Whitson. Survivors include a sister Pamela Whitson Danbom and husband Michael, A daughter Victoria Tate and two grandsons. A niece Stacey Fasano an her daughters,Kasie and Danielle Murff, as well as cousin and great friends . A private service will be held for family and friends.
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 2, 2014 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=richard-whitson-rick&pid=173023210&FBNF=ShareObitAt#.VFat9ND49gA.facebook

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Carolyn Gresham '58
1940 - 2014 Carolyn E. Gresham, 74, of Vidor, went home to her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Carolyn was surrounded by her loving husband and her five daughters. Carolyn was born in Beaumont and was a 1958 French High School graduate. She was a licensed vocational nurse and truly loved taking care of people. Carolyn was a member of Turning Point Church in Vidor. She loved being there and enjoyed it even more when friends and family would attend with her. Besides her church, her greatest love was her family. She was truly the matriarch of her family. She was always there, any time of the day or night if you needed someone to talk to. For that, she will truly be missed. Carolyn is survived by her loving husband of fifty-eight years, James Pee Wee Gresham; her five daughters, Lavonda Charleston, Patsy Isenhower, Kristy Calhoun, Rebecca Kays and Cathy Braneff all of Vidor; her brother, Buddy Lewis of Vidor; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. A gathering of her family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Turning Point Church, 3600 North Main, Vidor, under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lunches of Love in care of Turning Point Church P.O. Box 1347 Vidor, Texas 77670. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=carolyn-gresham&pid=172987879&fhid=7381#sthash.2XXRXNmf.dpuf

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Connie Raybon Del Rogers - '61 or '62
Connie Del Rogers passed away at home, on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the age of 68. A devoted daughter, mother, and grandmother, she is survived by her mother, Dorothy Raybon; 3 children, Rick Allen, Stacey Perrine, and Heather Dibble; and 14 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, Edell Dunn; her brother, Edell Dunn Jr.; and her son, David Edgar Lee Allen. Connie touched the lives of many during her 33-year tenure as an award- winning teacher and math coach in Conroe ISD. A family visitation will be held 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012, and a memorial service will be held Saturday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m., with both taking place at the Montgomery United Methodist Church, 22548 Hwy 105 W., Montgomery, TX. In lieu of customary remembrances, Connie requested contributions in her memory be directed to the Backpack Ministry and Food Pantry of the Montgomery United Methodist Church. You are invited to leave memorial condolences at: www.shmfh.com.

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