Jean LaSalle

December 07, 1942 - September 08, 2020

Jean LaSalle

Ada Jean LaSalle, 77 passed away on September 8, 2020, at M.D. Anderson after a short illness. Among the many things for which she will be remembered for were her grace, beauty, charm, love for animals and best of all, a great party closer. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Jean was born on December 7, 1942, to Ada Emmerline Coles and Charles Walter McGehee. She grew up in Beaumont and graduated from French High School. Jean was Secretary/Treasurer of her senior class. She was a member of the Buffalo Belles. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in education from Sam Houston State University. After graduation, she taught grade school for several years. She went to work for Southwestern Bell in 1970. After spending twenty-eight years in various positions, she retired on June 1, 1998. 

After retiring, Jean split her time between Tiki Island and Beaumont. Jean enjoyed gardening, fishing, dancing, and wine time at Tiki, along with all the neighbors. Jean loved entertaining. She was happiest when stray cats came knocking. Jean always had a “treat” stash. The last two cats that joined the group were Butterfly and Buddy. Jean’s positive attitude, zest for life, and unconditional caring for others will be her lasting legacy. 

Survivors include her husband of forty-eight years, Leonard LaSalle; son, Coy Lynn LaSalle, grandchildren, Meghan Cobb, Marshall Cobb, Amanda Cobb Hart and her husband, Jonathan; Juliette LaSalle, Gabrielle LaSalle, Caden LaSalle, and Brock LaSalle; great-grandchildren, Jax LaSalle, Josey LaSalle, Hunter Hart, Hudson Hart, Henry Hart; sister, Charlene Mae Dugue and her husband, Donald; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Jimmy Cobb.

A gathering of Mrs. LaSalle’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 14, 2020, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. 


Broussard's Mortuary
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Sunday, September 13, 2020
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Sunday, September 13, 2020
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Monday, September 14, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (19)

  • Allene Neely

    14 September 2020 at 01:26 | #

    Leonard I am so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. Prayers for you and your family. She truly was a wonderful person to have known.


  • Robin and Melissa Fortenberry

    14 September 2020 at 00:46 | #

    Hey Uncle Bubba, so sorry to hear Aunt Jean passed. I have so many fond memories of spending time with you both. We are sorry that we can’t be with you during this time but we are thinking of you and sending you our love.


  • Carolyn Bair

    13 September 2020 at 17:38 | #

    I was shocked to hear of Jean 's passing. She was my friend and I loved her like a. Sister. She was beautiful inside and out. Everyone loved her. She will be truly missed .


  • Tice Soffes

    13 September 2020 at 15:39 | #

    Sorry to hear of her passing.


  • Leigh and Ben DuBose

    12 September 2020 at 15:23 | #

    Leonard, we are shocked at the loss of Jean. I know there are no words that can express how you must be feeling. Please know how much we loved her and enjoyed all our times together with you two at Tiki. The New York trip we took together was a highlight as well and something we’ll never forget. Ben and I called and talked with Jean just last week after learning she was in the hospital. She sounded upbeat and strong, as usual. We are so sad that this has happened.and will miss her so much.


  • Adolph Velek

    11 September 2020 at 21:34 | #

    Leonard, I am very sorry to hear about you losing your beautiful wonderful wife Jean. She was a truly great friend and person and I will miss her dearly. I am sure she is looking down on us with her beautiful smile. My deepest sympathy to you and the family. God Bless everyone!


  • Judy and Bill Quick

    11 September 2020 at 21:08 | #

    We are so very sorry about Jean's passing. We will be praying for the repose of her soul and for comfort and peace for Leonard. You are family and we love you.


  • Debbie and Charles Sanford

    11 September 2020 at 19:51 | #

    Leonard and Coy, so sorry for the loss of Jean... She was a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lasalle family...


  • Leigh Jordan

    11 September 2020 at 14:38 | #

    Coy I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this tough time.
    Debra "Leigh" Bell Jordan


  • Mary Kirkwood

    11 September 2020 at 05:54 | #

    Leonard and family, so sorry to hear about your loss of Jean. She was such a lovely lady and I enjoyed so much getting to visit with her at our Garden Club meetings. We bonded right away as we were both new members. Also so thankful for our phone conversation early on in this pandemic comparing notes on how we were handlying staying in, missing socializing, and beauty routines. My prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. May your wonderful memories bring comfort and live forever in your heart. God Bless You, Mary Kirkwood


  • Mike Butts

    11 September 2020 at 02:53 | #

    I have only fond memories from a lifetime ago growing up in Beaumont. Leonard, Coy and family I am truly sorry for your loss. May her memory be eternal .


  • Glenda Curry

    11 September 2020 at 01:57 | #

    My condolences to the LaSalle family for your loss.. Jean and I worked together at SWBT, it was. a pleasure knowing her.


  • Barbara Bennett

    10 September 2020 at 23:43 | #

    Leonard we were so shocked and deeply sorry to hear about Jean. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.


  • Valerie Brocato

    10 September 2020 at 16:29 | #

    My deepest love, prayers and sympathies to Leonard and the family! Jean was a true lady, and highly respected. I'm grateful I got to visit with her a few months ago and will never forget her and her beautiful smile. Fly high sweet lady! Love you!!!


  • Dale Hewett

    10 September 2020 at 16:03 | #

    Dear Leonard, we are so sorry for the loss of Je’an. She was one of the greatest ladies I ever knew and she is certainly gonna be missed. I’m sending you lots of prayers and a big hug! We love you.


  • Brenda and Charles Everts

    10 September 2020 at 12:13 | #

    Leonard we are so sorry to hear about Your loss of Jean. She was a beautiful lady, and always had such a beautiful smile.. Praying for you and her Family . RIP Jean.


  • Carol Wommack

    10 September 2020 at 01:06 | #

    What a precious Friend. Our lives intersected in school, she was in my wedding, she worked with my husband, we lived in Buna at the same time and have enjoyed our Lunch Bunch in recent years. She will truly be missed. May God's peace cover her family.


  • John & Judy Bryant

    10 September 2020 at 00:46 | #

    Leonard, please know that the prayers of the Bryant family are ongoing for you, your family and loved ones. May GOD accept the soul of Jean into His open arms, heart and soul.. May He grant her salvation and an eternal life as a member of the family of GOD, in Heaven. May she rest in peace. Amen.


  • Jack Langston

    09 September 2020 at 22:03 | #

    Ada Jean was another wonderful ladies from FHS. always nice to everyone.. Seen her couple years ago in La and visited with her and Leonard at their home on the Island with biker friends.. She was so surprised when I ask her if her name was Ada Jean at Delta.. Prayers for this fine family..


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