Donald Clarke Kuhn

January 27, 1928 - March 16, 2020

Donald Clarke Kuhn

Donald Clarke Kuhn was born on January 27,1928 in Port Arthur, Texas. His father, Baxter Kuhn, was 31, and his mother, Theresa, was 23. He was raised in the Rosedale area of North Beaumont with his sister, Betty Jean. In the late 30’s, Don and his sister spent time in Gina, LA, with extended family while their father was convalescing in the VA hospital. When released from the hospital, his father acquired 180 acres of farmland in Thomastown, LA where they farmed cotton, soybeans and corn. His youngest sister, Doris, was born there. Don honorably served as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps from during WW II. He later attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA and eventually settled in Beaumont where he began his lengthy career in banking. Don was Regional Manager for Pacific Finance and was later named Vice President of the Consumer Loan Department at First Security National Bank until he retired in 1991. Don Kuhn married Helen Blasingame Poore, and they would go on to enjoy 62 years of marriage until Helen’s death in 2015. Together they raised 4 beautiful daughters, Patsy, Lesley, Disa, and Traci. Don was affectionately known as OPA to his 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great- grandchildren. He was known by all for his gentle nature and whitty sense of humor. He had a keen sense for numbers and a deep love for the game of golf. His duty and devotion to family built a foundation on which his children, grand-children and great grandchildren can proudly impart to their own families for generations to come. Today we can joyfully celebrate Don Kuhn’s life knowing he is in the presence of Jesus Christ, our savior.

Survivors include his daughters, Patricia Mcphail of Beaumont; Disa Albanese and her husband, Joey, of Sour Lake; and Traci Walcutt and her husband, Ron, of Richmond; grandchildren, Cord Mcphail and his wife, Laura; Cody Mcphail and his wife, Marissa; Jared Albanese; Dustin Albanese and his wife, Laci; Seth Albanese; Amber Dailey and her husband, Justin; Jessica Anderson and her husband, Forrest; Colton Lowe; and Alie Lowe; great-grandchildren, Kaydence Dailey, Madison Dailey, Oaklyn Dailey, Kimber McCauley, Peyton Lowe, William Mcphail, Nevaeh Albanese, Averie Albanese, Emily Albanese, and Anna Albanese.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Kuhn; daughter, Lesley Poore Marquez; and sisters, Betty Jean Addison and Doris Kuhn Greene; and great-grandchild, Merrick Lowe.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his caregivers, Juanita Mullins, Shannon Kotz, and Jan Snider, for their care and compassion they showed Mr. Kuhn.

A memorial service for Mr. Kuhn will be at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Beaumont's First Baptist Church, 3739 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A family committal was held at Broussard's Crematorium under the direction of Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive.


Memorial Service
Beaumont First Baptist Church Beaumont's First Baptist Church
3739 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
3:00 p.m.
Family Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (10)

  • Kristin Albanese

    10 April 2020 at 00:00 | #

    I wish I could’ve been there with you guys to lay opa to rest. He was an incredible man with a contagious smile. My life was so much brighter with him in it but now heaven gets the privilege to experience the light that oozed from him and get one of his famous tight bear hugs. He always knew the exact amount of pressure to apply right before it crossed over into cracking your rip. I’m going to miss those! I will always hold all the memories of him close to my heart. They are worth more to me than any dollar amount could buy. I love you guys!


  • Tom Leicht

    19 March 2020 at 15:55 | #

    Don was a very find gentleman. We had some very good times on our outings and He was a great guy to work with. I worked with Don over 40 years and we spent lots of time together. May His soul Rest In Peace.


  • Ethel Prater

    18 March 2020 at 00:08 | #

    My sincere condolences to Don's family. I worked at First Security Bank , whether you worked in the loan department or other areas of the bank Don always had a smile
    For,employees and customers.
    May the special memories you shared with him through the years always remain with you.


  • JoAnne Brackett Gruter

    17 March 2020 at 17:14 | #

    Disa, I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers at this time of grief.


  • Michele Allen

    17 March 2020 at 08:38 | #

    Sending much love to all-


  • Charlotte Roux Reeder

    17 March 2020 at 03:36 | #

    Patsy, Disa, Traci: I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing, but he led a wonderful life and was certainly loved by his next door neighbors on Hartel Street. We still periodically watch the old home movies my dad took where our moms were playing badminton and your dad was jumping on a pogo stick. Such wonderful memories of such good people. My condolences to your entire family.


  • Carl Lane & Cindy Henderson

    17 March 2020 at 02:30 | #

    Dear Disa & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your precious father. We pray for comfort, peace, love, and fond memories to wash over you during your time of grieving. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during the coming days.
    In His Grip,
    Carl Lane & Cindy Henderson


  • Pat Guess Duncan

    17 March 2020 at 00:49 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Patsy and family.
    Neal & Pat Duncan


  • Jack Langston

    16 March 2020 at 22:17 | #

    One of the finest and best men I've ever known. in my life. I met him through PFC in Beaumont and we were friends as he went to work for First Security National Bank and after. If he said a Roster could pull a freight train, just hook him up.. Prayers for his family. He helped many people in his life.


  • Wanda Kelley

    16 March 2020 at 19:36 | #

    Patsy we are praying for you and your family


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