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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My heart breaks as I add this obit...RIP Jim.....

Jim Stevens '69
In Memory of Jim Stevens - March 23, 1951 - April 9, 2015
A Celebration of Life for Hugh Jim "Jimbo" Stevens, Jr. will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Rock'N Dollar Ranch, 11134 Burge Road, Lumberton, Texas.The family will recieve friends at Rock'n Dollar Ranch on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Jimbo was born on March 23, 1951 in Beaumont and passed away on April 9, 2015 in Beaumont. He worked at Coca Cola in Beaumont since 1978. Survivors include his mother, Imogene Stevens of Chester; wife, Dolly Stevens of Lumberton; son, Sean Stevens of Lumberton; daughter, Stephanie "Possum" Plake & husband Patrick of Lumberton; brothers, David Stevens of Baton Rouge, Mark Stevens of Chester; granddaughter, Ashley "Doodle Bug" Stevens.

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Janelle Meche Lowe '73
Janelle was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, while spending her earlier years in Port Arthur and Groves. She was born on June 6, 1955 to her mother, Dorcas Powell Meche and her father, Joseph Clayus Meche. She is survived by her h usband, Thomas Lowe, born and raised in Beaumont and currently of the Dallas area, daughter, Sabrina Lowe of Wylie, Texas; son, Kristopher Lowe and his wife, Rhonda, of Wylie, Texas; two Shih Tzu Dogs, Daisy and Piper; sister, Debra and her husband, Phil Creore, of Orlando, Florida; brothers, Billy Meche and his wife, Linda, of Beaumont, Texas and Bobby Meche of Hurst, Texas; sisters, Melinda Meche and Connie Soria, both of Hurst, Texas; brother-in-law, Jerry Lowe and his wife, Tabitha, of Lumberton, Texas; three grandchildren and many others who knew her as “MiMi”; sixteen nieces and nephews; ten great-nieces and nephews. Janelle was a 1973 Graduate of French High School in Beaumont. After graduation, she worked as a dispatcher for the Beaumont City Police Department. After meeting the Love or Her Life, Tom Lowe, they were married and moved away, making many stops across the United States before finally making roots in the Dallas area. Out of this union became two of the most important people in her life, her children, Sabrina and Kristopher, that she loved and cherished dearly. She also became a lover of Shih Tzu dogs and started raising puppies but could never let one go without knowing that they were going to good homes and then checking on them afterwards to make certain. Two of the puppies became her favorites, Daisy and Piper, which were always by her side. She dressed them like children and put bows in their hair. They remained by her side until the end. Janelle had a passion for life and a love for God and family. Seldom did you ever see her without a smile, even in the last days of her life while battling the ALS disease. She loved to laugh! Some of her favorite things were crafting, (stamping, sewing, scrap booking, quilting, and mosaics), but her favorite thing was cooking, (especially during the holidays). Her favorite holiday was Christmas where she always prepared a big feast and was always the one who organized our families get together. She also, loved the beach where she once lived for a short while during their traveling days. Janelle loved being there with family as well as sitting on a deck or beach by herself just enjoying the sea breeze, water, and sand. Last and most of all, Janelle loved giving. She always found the time to help others and even made a place in her home for those in need. Even as ALS made her life short, she was able to fulfill her wishes and give again for one last time as she took her last breath on earth. She was a successful Organ Donor. The night she passed away, we found that she helped save the lives of someone in Louisiana and Texas, as well as helping others in the future. A gathering of Mrs. Lowe’s family and friends will begin at 11:00 a.m. with her memorial service to follow at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. The family would like to take this time to thank all the special care givers that helped Janelle during her time of illness, and especially to the loving Donor team for all their kind words, love and prayers. To her cousin and best friend, Gina Thibodeaux, of Lafayette who made many trips to help take care of her, take her shopping, cooking for her and the family, to be by her side, and hold her hold her hand when she needed it. To Connie, who always showed up with Janelle’s favorite cup cakes, to listen and help Janelle see the positive side of things, and for all those beautiful pictures she shared with her on Face Book each weekend. Last and most of all, a very special “Thank You” to Rhonda Lowe who unselfishly took care of her mother-in-law until the very end. The journey through the ALS illness was long and hard, but Janelle always had a smile on her face and love in her heart. You now have your wings Janelle, So Fly High! It was in Janelle’s wishes that everyone attending the service to please wear pink.

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H.L. Hamilton '49
H.L. Hamilton, 86, of Beaumont, died Monday, April 6, 2015, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on November 28, 1928, to Lillian Herrin Hamilton and Harry Luther Hamilton, Sr., in Gonzales, Texas. H.L. was a homebuilder and the CEO of Hamilton Nursing Home. He was a Christian and member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hamilton; sons, Gerald Hamilton and Bruce Hamilton and his wife, Charlotte, all of Beaumont; grandchildren, Teena Fertitta of Austin; Katie Matthews of Fannett; and Megan Nolan and her husband, Jason, of Beaumont; great-grandchildren, Genavieve Matthews, Clara Matthews, Gabrielle Nolan, and Justine Nolan; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Ruby Guillory Hamilton. A gathering of Mr. Hamilton's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Broussard's, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 2350 IH 10 East, Beaumont, Texas 77703

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Elinor Jean Shorkey ' 65
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

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Henry Allen Jenny '58
Henry Allen Jenny, 74, of Beaumont, passed away on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Jenny was born on December 28, 1939 in Beaumont, Texas to his parents Clarence Merle and Luella Babb Jenny who preceded him in death. Henry was a Journeyman Electrician and retired from I.B.E.W. Local 479 and while there received a fifty year service pin in recognition of devotion to his craft. Mr. Jenny was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a 1958 graduate from French High School in Beaumont and a United States Army veteran where he received recognition for outstanding marksmanship. He was also known to be a very kind and generous man who cared for his fellow man. Surviving Mr. Jenny are his loving wife Dorothy Ann Jenny of Beaumont, three sons, Danny Moore and wife MeLisa of Beaumont, Johnny Moore of Beaumont, Douglas A. Jenny and wife Melissa of Lumberton, daughter Cara C. Ferguson and husband Thomas of Katy; brother, William R. Jenny and wife Sandra of Beaumont. Also surviving eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday November 22, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=henry-allen-jenny&pid=173233025&fhid=10965#sthash.M0ytnQ2W.dpuf

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James Jackson '55
James Jimmy Jackson, 78, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a very courageous three year and nine month battle with pancreatic cancer. Jimmy was born September 30, 1936 in Beaumont, Texas to Albert Jackson and Hattie Durdin Jackson. He was a 1955 graduate of French High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lamar University in 1961. He began his forty-year long engineering career at Neches Butane and retired from Huntsman. He is a member of the United Methodist Temple, serving as an usher and in Methodist Men, and a member of the Wesley Sunday School Class. Jimmy served his country in the US Army and US Army Reserves. Jimmy enjoyed playing golf and fishing, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mary Jo Smith Jackson, his three children and their spouses: Greg and Lynn Jackson, Lisa and Jim Arisco and Cindy Courts and Tim Porter all of Port Neches; grandchildren, Lauren Arisco, Ashley and Josh Russell, Haleigh Courts, and Hunter Courts; great-grandsons, Peyton and Jackson James Russell; and sister, Dean Spencer and husband Gary. The family would like to thank three special angels: Felicia, Consuella, and Carolyn that took extraordinary care of Jimmy. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Temple with Judge Jeff Branick officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Temple, 4101 Hwy 73, Port Arthur, Texas 77642

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Michael Judice
Michael Kent Judice passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, March 26, 2015. Mike was born in Beaumont and attended French High School. He made his home in Kountze in 1992 and worked as a car salesman for many years. He began his own pilot service business in 2003. Mike Judice was loved by all who knew him and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a very kind and considerate man and will be greatly missed. He was a Noble of Shriners International, a Master Mason of Pine Lodge 642 in Kountze. Mike was also a Golden Trowel Recipient. He was deeply devoted to his Masonic duties and fellow masons. Mike is preceded in death by his father, Alexander J. Judice and his mother Ester Widner Judice, and his beloved brother in law, John Brekel. He is survived by his wife Peggy Burnett Judice, sister Debra Dunn and spouse Jim Dunn of Tennessee; nieces Alex Gasper and husband James of Humble and Katie Horn and husband James of Tennessee; great nephew Peyton Gasper; four grandchildren, Sunni and Samantha Harrison and Kacie and Jason Okun; step-sons James Harrison and Justin Okun of Lumberton; sisters in law, Vickie Brekel of Kountze and Melody Harrison of Beaumont; father in law Harlan Harrison of Vidor, and numerous other great nieces and nephews that he dearly loved and enjoyed. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=michael-kent-judice&pid=174506995#sthash.ymzWnSAa.dpuf

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Matt D. Pate ( class unknown)
Matt D. Pate, Jr, 88, of Beaumont, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015, at Baptist Hospital. Matt was born March 27, 1927 to Willie Mae Mullins and Matt D. Pate, Sr. in Nacogdoches, Texas. Matt graduated from French High School in Beaumont and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon his return to Beaumont, he met and married Jeannine Lyon in 1950. He worked as an Operator at DuPont and later entered the workforce as a Broker, Real Estate, and Independent Insurance Agent. Matt attended Lamar College and received his Chartered Life Underwriter, C.L.U from The American College of Life Underwriters in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He received Dale Carnegie training which served him well as a salesman and in daily life. Matt never met a stranger. He loved life and laughter! At every opportunity, he shared words of wisdom, recited poems, and told countless jokes to inspire his children and others to laugh and ponder. In his spare time, Matt loved spending time on the golf course, fishing, hunting, and with his family and friends. He loved pickin' on the guitar and singing country songs. He was an avid reader and loved to talk politics. Matt will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Matt retired in 1989 spending his days doing his favorite things, even up to the day before entering the hospital he went surf fishing in the Gulf. He was lucky to have been so active and enjoying life at his age. Matt was an active member of the Masonic Lodge #286 and B.F. Quicksall No. 1370. He enjoyed this fellowship and service to others. Matt is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jeannine; brothers, W. L. Pate, Sr. and Charles Winfred Pate, Sr.; and sisters, Betty Jean Pate Robichau, and Lavern O'Gilvie. Matt is survived by his son, Matt Drake Pate, III and his wife, Vickie; daughter, Paula Diane Beaty and her husband, Dale; sister-in-law, Juanita Pate; and many nephews and nieces whom he enjoyed their company immensely. A gathering of Mr. Pate's family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his funeral service to follow at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A private internment will be held at the gravesite. Memorial contributions may be made to 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=matt-pate&pid=174598800&fhid=5632#sthash.XCZ00Gdm.dpu

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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.dp

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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.
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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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