Theresa "Tess" Mouton

May 06, 1929 - October 06, 2020


Theresa Diamond Mouton, known to all as Tess, died on October 6, 2020 in Spring, Texas at the age of 91.

Tess was born May 6, 1929 in Chelsea, Maine to Alice Hinds Thompson and Charles Raymond Diamond.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Edwin Mouton, who was the love of her life and by her sister, Bette Hamlin.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Mouton, and her son, Mark Mouton, and their respective spouses Scott Shuford and Deborah Richter.  Grandchildren are Joseph Shuford and his wife Kristen Jarman; Sam Shuford and his wife Sarah Hart Shuford; James Mouton and his significant other Kelly Hoffman; Zach Mouton and his wife Crystal Mouton; and Riley Mouton.

Tess will be remembered most for her love of her family.  First and foremost, her marriage to Joe for fifty-three years was a grand love affair and Tess found her true calling as a mother and grandmother.

Tess grew up in Maine, attended Becker Junior College, and then met Joe in Boston.  After marriage, they moved to Joe’s hometown of Beaumont.  As Tess moved around the country with Joe, she found volunteering rewarding and was especially fond of her time with The Barclay Farmstead in Cherry Hill, NJ.  

After Tess and Joe retired to Beaumont, they enjoyed traveling and loved summer vacations at Hilton Head with children and grandchildren.  Tess also enjoyed her bridge and Bolivar rummy groups and especially treasured her Sunday evening “vespers” with dear friends.

The family would like to thank Brenda Batiste, Taiwo Ogunmowo, Lisa Hamilton, and Oasis Hospice for their care and love. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so can make contributions to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe, TX. 

A graveside service for Mrs. Mouton will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. 

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Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Graveside Service
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine Street Beaumont, TX 77703
Saturday, October 10, 2020
10:00 a.m.

Comments (6)

  • Judy Dishman

    18 November 2020 at 18:54 | #

    so sorry, didn't know until today of Tess's death. My deepest sympathy and love to Kathy and Mark and family. Loved Tess so much and have missed her. Many fond memories of Vespers and Boliver rummy. Judy Dishman


  • Patricia Robert

    11 October 2020 at 04:58 | #

    Thinking of your family at this sad time. I will remember and cherish the many good times we had together with Tess and Joe., Much love to you all. God bless.


  • pierre robert

    11 October 2020 at 04:26 | #

    joe and tess were good friemds for years...dorry not to make service due to med to all


  • Pete and Maryanne Martines

    10 October 2020 at 14:52 | #

    We will miss Tess especially for her sweet smile and kind manner. As we know Mark and Kathy will. Never met a more kind person. Peace to his family


  • Neil Burrell

    09 October 2020 at 21:10 | #

    I knew Mrs Mouton. Very sweet lady. Very kind prayers for her family


  • Mildred Tribble

    09 October 2020 at 16:37 | #

    I am thinking of you,, Kathy and Mark, as you celebrate the life of your marvelous mother. The two of you and your families are a genuine tribute to the wholesome rearing she provided for you. My friendship with Tess was limited to the time she spent at Calder Woods, course, but I enjoyed every minute I spent with her and I count her among my dearest acquaintances. My love to both of you.


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