Evelyn Marie Hale

October 02, 1938 - June 20, 2020

Evelyn Hale

Evelyn Marie Hale, 81, of Nederland, died Saturday, June 20, 2020. She was born on October 2, 1938, in Gueydan, Louisiana, to Dora Johnson LeMaire Benoit and Arthur Marcele LeMaire.

Family was everything to Evelyn. She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved hosting family events and spending time with her son and his family which included six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was famous for making a mean pot of gumbo from her French Louisiana roots! She was an active member of First United Methodist Nederland. Evelyn also enjoyed making crafts, working puzzles, traveling around the country, and camping.

Survivors include her husband, Austin William Hale, Jr.; son, Wayne Hale and his wife, Sarah; grandchildren, Jennifer Faglie and her husband, Brad; Jonathan Hale and his wife, Rebecca; Jeffrey Hale and his wife, Brandy; Juliana Hale; Jessica Hale; and Joshua Hale; great-grandchildren, Olivia Faglie, Amelia Faglie, Ainsley Hale, and Reese Hale; sister-in-law, Lela Gardner; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Shirley Lewan, Virginia Mittchell, and Arthur LeMaire, Jr.

A gathering of Mrs. Hale’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 700 North Street, Suite M, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

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Broussard's Mortuary
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland, TX
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Saturday, June 27, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Saturday, June 27, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651

Comments (5)

  • Lela Hale Gardner

    29 June 2020 at 17:45 | #

    Evelyn Was:: A Best Friend.. A Mentor, An Ear To Listen for everyone she encountered. In my heart she has always been my SISTER.


  • Cindee and Bruce Burkitt

    26 June 2020 at 21:00 | #

    Evelyn was part of a blessed family and she was also part of this blessing as a wonderful spouse, mother, grandmother, sibling and shining example of humanity and kindness..
    Though we have to live with the sadness of losing her during our life, we are grateful to have been lucky to have her in our lives, however small or large that might have been. You never know if you have touched anotherʻs life, but we know that she touched ours. We know she will be missed and are very sorry for your loss. You are always too young to lose your mother.


  • Kellene Fournier

    25 June 2020 at 21:54 | #

    Dearest Bill, Wayne and Family,

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of our precious Evelyn. She was such an influence and inspiration to me for so many years. She was my teacher and mentor. I will be forever grateful to her for all she taught me. She loved her family more than anything in the world! She would just light up and glow anytime you asked about her “kids”. So very proud! I loved her very much and she will always have my respect. Keeping you all in my prayers.

    Kellene Fournier
    Former co-worker at Tri-Con


  • Becky Vickrey and Karen Wells

    24 June 2020 at 23:46 | #

    Dear Wayne and family, so sorry for your loss.
    She was a very sweet lady and loved her family dearly. God bless to all and sending prayers.
    Sorry that we can't attend her funeral because of Karen having cancer, but ya'll are in our prayers.


  • eddie clark

    22 June 2020 at 23:23 | #

    Bill and family.I never had the p[easure of meeting Evelyn I, feel like I have known her for many years.Because of all the time I spent with Bill on hunting camps and the fantastic meals she sent to us.I am sorry for your loss.


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