Margaret Anzell

August 31, 1929 - April 17, 2021

Margaret Anzell

Margaret Anzell, 91, of Beaumont, died Saturday, April 17, 2021. She was born on August 31, 1929 in Beaumont to Ina Parish and Milton Toujan.

At the age of nineteen, Margaret traveled with her future sister-in-law, Roberta Defran, to New York City. While living in New York, she resided at a boarding house for nuns and at one point thought of becoming a nun. Thankfully for her six children, that was a fleeting idea. She was introduced to Roberta’s family. This is when she met Ted. They were soon married and settled in New York where they had their first child, Elizabeth. Soon after she moved her new family back to Texas where she raised all six of her children.  

She was a founding member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and was actively involved in the growth of the church. She was lifetime member of the St Pius choir.  Margaret was an active member of the community through programs like The Melody Maids, Saint Pius Ladies, as a CCD teacher, volunteering at Some Other Place, The Happy Steppers and with the adoption of a Kindergarten Class just to name a few.

Survivors include her children, Elizabeth Grayson and her husband, Chip; Mary Margaret Cutshall and her husband, Gary; Katherine Barton and her husband, Tom; Christine Anzell and her husband, Ken Carrell; Ted Anzell; and Juliana Anzell; grandchildren, Christopher Cutshall and his wife, Jessica; Brandon Cutshall and his wife, Chelsea; Nathan Cutshall and his wife, Vanessa; Thomas Barton and his wife, Barbara; Angela Martindale and her husband, Andrew; Joshua Jennings and his wife, Ashley; Justina Beard and her husband, Ryan; and Jude Anzell; great-grandchildren, Caylee, Katie, Payton, Carlie, Natalie, Peyton, Oliver, Lily, Wyatt, Quintin, Layne, Kennedy, Witten, and Knox; sister, Naomi Toujan; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-two years, Theodore “Ted” Anzell; and her sister, Elaine Hargroder.  

Memorial contributions for Mrs. Anzell may be made to Meals on Wheels, 4590 Concord, Beaumont, Texas 77703.

A gathering of Mrs. Anzell’s family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil to be recited at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control:

A Gathering of Mrs. Anzell's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Christian Vigil
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Pius X Catholic Church
5075 Bigner Beaumont, TX 77708
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (8)

  • Paul Haas

    01 May 2021 at 22:15 | #

    She will be missed. Great mom, cook and wife. Always with a smile.


  • Judy Finger Busceme

    23 April 2021 at 00:39 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful and sweet person.


  • Dinos, Susy (Le Blanc) Triantafillis & Family

    20 April 2021 at 08:29 | #

    To the Dear Family, we send our deepest condolences. May your sadness be lightened through many precious memories.. Included in my childhood memories are many happy visits to your home. Margaret was joyful, caring, and had a great sense of humor. Margaret will remain in our hearts, always.. May you find comfort and strength, knowing Margaret is at peace in her Heavenly Home.
    Sincerely, Susy, Dinos & Family


  • Becky LeBlanc Simmons

    20 April 2021 at 06:11 | #

    Larry & I are so deeply sorry for the loss of your precious mother. She was so special & had such a kind heart & sense of humor! I have loved her since my childhood & that’s a long time. She was gifted in many ways & touched so many hearts! Your sweet parents left a beautiful legacy for all of you! You are in our prayers!❤️


  • Faye Prejean

    19 April 2021 at 18:17 | #

    My deepest condolences to the family. your mother was the sweetest person. Enjoyed being in the choir with her. May God give you comfort. May her soul rest in peace


  • Merra Cordier

    19 April 2021 at 16:20 | #

    I will forever cherish the day I was tested (by the Anzell sisters) with the challenge of styling their Momma’s hair... in such a manner, evidently sufficient for her big 90th Birthday Celebration. It was a lot of pressure! So I busted out my very best French twist updo and will never forget her smile and the sparkle in her eye that let me know I had passed the test. ☺️

    I only knew her a short time, but felt her love, nonetheless , especially for her children. Watching her face light up every time they walked in the room was a true testimony of a Mother’s love.


  • Colette Brown Carson

    19 April 2021 at 15:21 | #

    Anzell Family,
    Your mother will be greatly missed, but take comfort in knowing she is looking into the eyes of God today. Our thoughts are with all of you, Kelley and Colette Carson.


  • Gerald Furry

    19 April 2021 at 14:40 | #

    I am most sorry to hear of your Mother's passing she was a gran dlady I'm sure. Mary Margaret and me go way back to school days, however I wont say when that was.X


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