Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.


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Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave. Obituaries

Joyce Ruth Duke Beaumont
September 4, 1949 - February 15, 2024

Joyce Ruth Duke Beaumont, of Vidor, was born September 4, 1949, in Logansport, Louisiana, to Reverend Bennie Carlton and Willie Ruth Duke. On February 15, 2024, she went home. Joyce was a woman of many talents. She was an accomplished piano player. In her seventy-four years on this earth, she left a shining example of what compassion, sacrifice and love should be. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jerry Duke. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her brother, Danny Duke (Karen) of Vidor; sisters, Vickie Rausch (Richard) of Port Neches; and Lillie Ramtahal (Ray) of Beaumont; son, Bennie White (Laurie) of Groves; and daughters, Gladys Fountain (Richard) of Buna; Lachelle White (Adam) and Crystal Sides, all of Vidor. Joyce was a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother with fourteen grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A gathering of Mrs. Beaumont’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., […]

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Kirk Matthew Mullenax
July 29, 1960 - February 11, 2024

Kirk Matthew Mullenax was born on July 29, 1960, in Port Arthur, to Jeanette McClosky Mullenax and Manuel Mullenax. He grew up in Beaumont on Bristol Drive with his four brothers, David, Mike, Don and Greg, and sister, Leslie. As a child he enjoyed sports, riding his bike everywhere and playing with his many friends in the neighborhood. He attended St. Anne’s Catholic School through eighth grade and went on to Forest Park High School where he played football and excelled in academics. After high school he attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a degree in engineering. Kirk worked at General Dynamics in Dallas, but his creative spirit and love for art would pull him in a new direction. He moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and while restoring and framing artwork, he began a successful art career. Kirk was invited to showcase his work at art shows throughout […]

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George Donald Logan, Jr.
September 15, 1948 - February 10, 2024

George Donald Logan, Jr., 75, of Lumberton, died Saturday, February 10, 2024. He was born on September 15, 1948, in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Mary Rondeau Logan and George Donald Logan, Sr. Survivors include his children, Eric Logan and his wife, Jessica, of Somers, Connecticut, and Erin Shantel and her husband, Arine, of Morrisville, New York; grandchildren, Everett Logan, Gracie Logan, and Addison Shantel; sisters, Patricia Landers of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, and Barbara DeMarco and her husband, Ronnie, of West Springfield, Massachusetts; brother-in-law, Charles Chiappetta, of Beaumont; his boys, Buddy and Bear;  and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy Chiappetta. A gathering of Mr. Logan’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His funeral service will be […]

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Charles Daniel “Dan” Welch
October 24, 1949 - January 31, 2024

Charles Daniel “Dan” Welch, 74, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, January 31, 2024. He was born on October 24, 1949, in Port Arthur, to Mary Gladys Hebert and Martin Lionel Welch. Survivors include his children, David Welch and his wife, Janell; Danny Welch and his wife, Tiffany; and Angela Welch Halpin and her husband, Chris; mother of his children, Sammie Nallie Welch Lawless; grandchildren, Cody Welch and his wife, Stormy; Angeliese Smith; Dawson Welch; Mason Welch; Emily Bryan; Kayla Halpin; and Kai Halpin; brother, Anthony Lawrence Welch; and sister-in-law, Sandra Welch. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John Nelson Welch; Lionel Royce Welch; and James Allen Welch. Memorial contributions for Mr. Welch may be made to American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692 Dallas, Texas 75284. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Welch were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Charlotte Fontenot Toth
March 1, 1941 - January 30, 2024

Charlotte Ann Toth, 82, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, January 30, 2024. She was born on March 1, 1941, in Port Arthur, to Gladys Mary Comeaux and Homer Joseph Fontenot. Survivors include her daughters, Vicki Cook and her husband, Jim and Phyllis Feil and her husband, Don; sister, Denise Fontenot and her husband, David; grandchildren, Casey Johnson and his wife, Rachel; Chelsea Marshall; and Kendall Johnson and his wife, Tina; great-grandson, Karson Johnson; and nephew, Jacob Hamilton. She is preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Timothy Cervantes, and niece, Mandi Marks. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society – Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705. Mrs. Toth’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Opal Zeagler Hogan
July 25, 1924 - January 30, 2024

Opal Zeagler Hogan, 99, of Kirbyville, died Tuesday, January 30, 2024. She was born on July 25, 1924, in Bronson, to Margaret McLanathan and William Zeagler. Survivors include her children, Ronny Hogan and his wife, Nancy; Kay Morgan; and Roger Hogan; grandchildren, Bart Hogan and his wife, Desiree; Carol Kroner and her husband, Ricky; and Theresa Smith and her husband, Mitch; great-grandchildren, Blake and his wife, Kori; Kaleb and his fiancé, Whitney; Dillon and his wife, Taylor; Trent and his wife, Cassity; Wyatt; Christian; Carmen; Mikole; Aiden; Bryce; and great-great-grandchildren, Brittlynn and Keely. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elvin B. Hogan; grandchild, Charlie; son-in-law, Clyde Morgan; and sisters, Georgia, Ruth, and Nita. A gathering of Mrs. Hogan’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 2, 2024, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her interment […]

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Rosemary Gonzales
March 1, 1934 - January 20, 2024

Rosemary Gonzales, 89, of Beaumont, passed to meet her Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 20, 2024. She was born on March 1, 1934, in San Antonio, Texas, to Donato Gonzales, Sr. and Maria Lopez Gonzales. She lived in Beaumont 85 years and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1953. Rosemary worked at San Jacinto Savings for 10 years. She also worked at The Fair Store and The White House until she retired. Rosemary was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and was devoted to her nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Larry Gonzales, Angel Gonzales, Raymond Gonzales, Oscar Gonzales; and sister, Emma Reyes. She is survived by her brothers, Frank Gonzales of New Braunfels; Don Gonzales Jr and his wife, Alice, of Beaumont; and Johnny Gonzales and his wife, Velia, of Sugarland, Texas; sister-in-law, Terry Gonzales of Spring, Texas; and numerous nieces and […]

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Larry Wood
May 11, 1948 - January 16, 2024

Larry Wood, 75, of Vidor died Tuesday, January 16, 2024. He was born on May 11, 1948, in Newton to Daisy Ruth Ward and Dennis Andrew Wood. Survivors include his children, Lance Wood and his wife, Hope; Jeremy Wood and his wife, Hilary; and Ginnifer Rogers and her husband, Joey; grandchildren, Hanna Wood, Emma Wood, Luke Wood, Katie Wood, Jacob Wood, Vance Wood, Kassie Flores, and Lena Rogers; sister, Patsy Hetzel; and brother, Bobby Wood. Larry is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia; and brother, Thomas Wood. Memorial contributions may be made to Jordan Thomas Foundation, 9005 Overlook Boulevard, #742, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Wood were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Faye Broussard Prejean
June 11, 1936 - January 14, 2024

Faye Broussard Prejean, 87, of Beaumont, died surrounded by family on Sunday, January 14, 2024. She was born on June 11, 1936, in Maurice, Louisiana to Ada Hebert and Jean Camille Broussard. Faye graduated from Maurice High School in 1954.  She went on to graduate from Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in Beaumont in 1957 as an R.N.  Before retiring, Faye worked for Dr. Toomim, Hotel Dieu, St. Elizabeth, and MASH. While at Hotel Dieu, she met the love of her life, Paul Prejean. In September 1959, they were married at St. Puis Catholic Church.  Soon after, they started their beautiful family and lived out their remaining years in Beaumont, which included many fun gatherings with family and friends.  On a double date with her husband Paul, she met who came to be her lifelong confidant, Mary Dibello. Their friendship would last up until Faye’s last day, they were the […]

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Tomas Castelan Jaimes
March 7, 1946 - January 11, 2024

Tomas Castelan Jaimes, 77, of Beaumont died Thursday, January 11, 2024. He was born on March 7, 1946, in Mexico to Guadalupe Jaimes and Lenoardo Castelan. Survivors include his wife of fifty-nine years, Margarita Castelan; children, Jorge Castelan and wife, Cindy; Yolanda Rodriguez and her husband, Pedro; Naomi Castelan; Efrain Castelan; Janet Blas-Castelan and her husband, Guillermo; and Eileen Castelan; thirty grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and siblings, Rafael Castelan, Ermilo Castelan, Maria Castelan, and Leonardo Castelan. Tomas is preceded in death by his parents; son, Jesus Castelan; and daughter, Meexee Castelan. A gathering of Mr. Castelan Jaimes’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2024, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 767 Avenue A, Beaumont, with his […]

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Donald Ray Still
January 10, 1931 - January 11, 2024

Donald Ray Still, 93, of Beaumont died Thursday, January 11, 2024. He was born on January 10, 1931, in Galveston to Willie Mary Hoffman and Aldrich Crow Still. Survivors include his wife of seventy-two years, Mittie Sims Still; children, Russell Still and his wife, Ardeth; Randy Still and his wife, Maridale; and Susan Still Bartz and her husband, Jonathan; grandchildren, Laura Still and her husband, David Rager; Hayley Still; Brandan Still and his wife, Jena; Kristen Davidson and her husband, Drew; Kimberly Hoover and her husband, Zach; and Janna Bartz; and great-grandchildren, Roman Davidson, Joseph Maxwell Still, and Jonathan Matthew Still. Donald was in preceded in death by his parents and brother, Aldrich Lee Still. Don was raised in Alta Loma, Texas. He began flying u-control line airplanes as a kid and continued through his youth. It was love at first fly for Don. In his early years, it was […]

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Carlos “T. J.” Antonio Garcia
October 19, 1978 - January 10, 2024

Carlos “T. J.” Antonio Garcia, 45, of Reno, Nevada, formerly of Beaumont, died Wednesday, January 10, 2024. He was born on October 19, 1978, in Warner Robins, Georgia, to Jolanda Margot Vos and Marco Antonio Garcia. T. J. graduated in 1998 from Central High School, and previously worked at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas.  T. J. was an avid gamer and loved to ride his scooter through town. He enjoyed snacking on Oreos and frozen Reese’s while he watched Back to the Future, Game of Thrones, Avatar, or Star Trek: The Next Generation. Survivors include his father, Marco Garcia and his wife, Fransisca; mother, Jolanda Thompson and her husband, Kevin; brother, Ruben Gonzalez and his wife, Bianca; sisters, Priscilla Garcia, Janee Thompson, and Brianna Thompson; nephew, Jacob Gonzalez; niece, Sofia Garcia; and numerous other relatives and friends. A gathering of T. J.’s family and friends will be from 5:00 […]

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Carlo Joseph Busceme, Jr.
September 9, 1929 - January 4, 2024

Carlo Joseph Busceme, Jr. was born on September 9, 1929, to Josephine Maniscalco Busceme and Carlo Joseph Busceme, Sr., the last in the family of six children. Even though there was a large range in age among the siblings, they were very close, especially in their adult years, spending a lot of their time together at Crystal Beach, Texas, and on their boats in Galveston Bay. Carlo often spoke fondly of the little house on Pennsylvania Ave. where he grew up.  Life was not always easy, they did not live a life of plenty, but the love that came from that small abode was huge, encompassing all who came within. Carlo filled his heart with that love and spread it to all he encountered in his life. He met the love of his life his freshman year at St. Anthony High School. Charlene Fertitta was the one he wanted to […]

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June Rae Weed
December 15, 1926 - January 3, 2024

June Rae Weed, 97, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, January 3, 2024. She was born on December 15, 1926, in Salina, Utah, to Mary Sophia Strange Larsen and Vertes Larsen. June was dearly loved by her family and friends, and she will be missed. She was married to Evan Ross Weed on February 14,1945 in Wala Wala, Washington. They raised seven children and two nephews, Ben and James Robins. June lived a full, happy, and spontaneous life. She had a great sense of humor, and you never knew what she would say or do next. Survivors include her children, Scott Weed and his wife, Nancy; Mary Crump; Valerie Kelley and her husband, Pat; and Teddy Edds and her husband, Connie; sixteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Evan Ross Weed; children, Susan Taylor, Steven Weed, and Sandra Hodges; sister, Teddy Robins; and […]

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Connie Marie Lange Beard
March 17, 1937 - January 3, 2024

Connie Marie Lange Beard, 86, of China, died Wednesday, January 3, 2024. She was born on March 17, 1937, to Alice Barnett and was adopted by Ruth Cuniff Schermerhorn and Frank Schermerhorn, in Beaumont, Texas. Survivors include her sons, Russell Lange and his wife, Terri, of Missouri City and Randall Lange and his wife, Joyce, of Silsbee; sister, Dottie McKinley and her husband, Bill, and brothers, Jerry Yancey and his wife, Nancy and Woody Yancey and his wife, Diana, all of China; grandchildren, Kendra Lange, Ryan Lange, Andrew Lange, Haylie Guidry and her husband, Alex, and Marissa Lange; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Luke, Jocelynn, and Cooper; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Frederick Lange and second husband, Roy Beard. A gathering of Mrs. Beard’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, […]

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Eleanor Briggs Alexander
March 24, 1933 - January 1, 2024

Eleanor Briggs Alexander, 90, of Beaumont, died Monday January 1, 2024. She was born in March of 1933 in Beaumont, Texas to Dorothy Smith and Albert Fitch Briggs Sr. She always had her rose-colored glasses on! The glass was always half full! And her love flowed effortlessly to all! To know her was to have felt her open trust in the world and all that inhabited it. Eleanor was a wonderful wife and mother, married 68 years to Rev. John K. Alexander. She always had a smiling face and an open helping hand for everyone and was a great lover of music. Eleanor and her parents were charter members of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church where she was a ruling elder, director of the church blood drive and active in Presbyterian Women. Eleanor earned a BA in Sociology in her twenties and became a Registered Nurse in the late seventies to […]

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Shearon Kay Peterson
February 28, 1957 - December 25, 2023

Shearon Kay Peterson was born Shearon Kay Baker on February 28, 1957, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She died early Christmas morning, 2023. Shearon was an easy child. All her mother had to do to keep her from running off was remove her shoes and put her on the sidewalk. She wouldn’t stray because she didn’t like the feel of grass on her bare feet. Shearon moved with her mom and stepdad to Beaumont, Texas in 1980 and worked as a dental assistant for Dr. E.J. White. Assisting in a dental procedure, she met patient Tommy Peterson. It was love at first bite. They married in 1981 and welcomed their son, Keith, in 1984. Shearon was a loving wife and mother, as well as a great cook. She was blessed with a remarkable mother’s instinct and intuition. She was keenly aware of her son Keith’s emotions and always had the right message […]

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Gilbert Saldana
September 28, 1934 - December 23, 2023

Gilbert Saldana, 89, of Beaumont, died peacefully on the morning of Saturday, December 23rd, 2023. He was born in a house on 945 Bonham Street in Beaumont on Friday, September 28th, 1934, to Elias Saldana and Encarnación Llames. Gilbert graduated from Beaumont High School in May of 1952 and married Lupe Saldana on November 11th, 1955. He was a life-long resident of Beaumont and a virtual encyclopedia of Beaumont’s history and families. While in the Navy, serving from 1957 until 1959, he crossed the Equator two times and went to both the Artic Circle and the Antarctic Circle. He also went to England, Norway, Greece, Lebanon, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and several other countries as well as Cuba where he served as interpreter between the U.S. Navy and Fidel Castro before the Cuban Revolution. Gilbert attended Templo Bautista in Beaumont as a child. After getting married he attended St. John Lutheran […]

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James Edward Fischer
November 6, 1943 - December 23, 2023

James Edward Fischer,” Jimmy”, 80, of Beaumont, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2023. He was born on November 6, 1943, in Jasper, to Marion Geneva Matthews and James Robert Fischer. Jimmy grew up in Beaumont, Texas. He served in the United States Navy and received many honors. After leaving the service, he worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber. After retiring there he worked for TDCJ. Jimmy was a renaissance man. He knew a little bit about everything.  He was an avid historian. Jimmy was a great storyteller and could make you believe anything he told you whether it was fact or fiction. He had a quick wit and an immediate response for everything. Jimmy was an outdoorsman who loved to play golf, hunt, and fish. He also enjoyed the times he spent riding Harleys.  Jimmy was a devoted husband, dad “Pops”, father-in-law, and “Popeye”. He loved fiercely and made sure […]

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Geronimo “Jerry” Collazo
December 1, 1940 - December 22, 2023

Geronimo “Jerry” Collazo, 83, of Douglasville, Georgia, died Friday, December 22, 2023. He was born on December 1, 1940, in Port Arthur to Antonia Reyes and Frank Collazo, Sr. Jerry was a United States Army Veteran. Survivors include his sister, Mary Alice Flores and her husband, Gregorio, of Port Arthur and Susie Villarreal and her husband, Peter, of Beaumont; brother, Jessie Collazo and his wife, Lupe; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry is preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla Collazo; and stepson, Joseph “Joey” Collazo; brother, Frank Collazo Jr., Manuel Collazo, Richard Collazo. A gathering of Mr. Collazo’s family and friends will begin 9:00 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m., with his funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 15, 2024, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

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Major Roy Allen Birdsong
December 23, 1953 - December 19, 2023

Major Roy Allen Birdsong, 69, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, December 19, 2023. He was born on December 23, 1953, in Beaumont, to Margaret Douglas and Roy Allen Birdsong, Sr. He graduated from Beaumont High School in 1973. After a brief employment with the Kountze Police Department, he began a 40-year career with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and reached the accreditation of Master Peace Officer. His initial assignment began as a jailer in the “old” jail within the courthouse. He was rose to the rank of Lieutenant with the Patrol Division and would later be promoted to Major with the Law Enforcement Division. This entailed working in the Jefferson County Narcotic’s Task Force; a joint task force comprised of local, state, and Federal agencies (Jefferson, Hardin, Chambers, Orange County; Port Neches PD, Nederland PD, Port Arthur PD, Beaumont PD, Texas Department Public Safety, DEA and FBI, Customs). Roy also […]

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Kathleen Dunagan
September 13, 1944 - December 15, 2023

Kathleen Dunagan, 79, of Austin, formerly of Beaumont, died Friday, December 15, 2023. She was born on September 13, 1944, in Beaumont to Grace Willis and Jim Dunagan. Survivors include her sons, Dr. James “Bo” Evans, his wife, Emily, their daughters Ellie, Lucy, and Phoebe; Erik Evans, his wife, Naomi, Erik’s son Jonah; brother, Jimbo Dunagan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Sandra Dunagan and Susan Gordy; and brother, Baxter Dunagan. Kathy’s greatest pride was in her grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Kathy cherished her lifelong friendships with those she grew up and loved. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kathy’s name to Make A Wish Foundation, 1702 East Highland Avenue, Suite 400, Phoenix, Arizona 85016 or Dell’s Children’s Hospital, 4900 Mueller Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78723. Cremation arrangements for Ms. Dunagan were handled under […]

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Earl Wayne Nerren
January 5, 1939 - December 12, 2023

Earl Wayne Nerren, 84, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, December 12, 2023. He was born on January 5, 1939, in Silsbee, to Ethel Barnes and Earnest Nerren. Survivors include his son, Shannon Nerren and his wife, Sheri; grandchildren, Kristen Robinson and her husband, Johnny; Kelsey Franks; Kyle Nerren; and Kayleigh Nerren; and brother, C. W. Nerren and his wife, Greta, of Silsbee. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister. A memorial service for Mr. Nerren will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 18, 2023, at First Baptist Church, 350 Highway 96 South, Silsbee. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Nerren were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Rowena Conner Hendrix
April 22, 1921 - December 9, 2023

Ivy Rowena Conner Hendrix was born April 22, 1921, in Doucette, Texas to Alice Hanks Conner and Willie Bryan Conner.  She peacefully passed away, at age 102, on December 9, 2023, at Harbor Hospice. She graduated from Kirby High School in Woodville, Texas in 1939 and married Henry Clay Hendrix that same year.  They moved to Beaumont, Texas where they raised three children, Bryan, Sharon, and Sandy. Rowena was employed by Bethlehem Steel for many years, first in the accounting department and later as supervisor over communications.  She was known as “Mama” throughout many departments, not only as an affectionate nickname but also because she ran the comings and goings of Bethlehem front office.  She knew everyone’s name, rank, and serial number and what their business might be with Bethlehem Steel.  She was also an active member of the ABESCO Social club, holding numerous offices over the years.  She retired […]

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Luisa Castro Campos
June 21, 1924 - December 6, 2023

Luisa Castro Campos, 99, Beaumont, died Wednesday, December 6, 2023. She was born on June 21, 1924, in Mexico to Juana Ramirez and Librado Campos. Luisa was a sweet lady and a loving mom. She was hardworking, always taking care of her children and anything else that needed her attention. Luisa was a great cook and fantastic storyteller. Survivors include her children, Gilberto Castro, Elivia Castro, Antonia Castro, Juana Castro, Maria De Jesus Castro, Agustin Castro, Juan Castro, Maria Castro, and Librado Castro; and numerous other relatives and friends. Luisa is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Auralio Castro; and children, Raul Castro, and Emilia Castro. A gathering for Mrs. Castro’s family and friends will be from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 10, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 […]

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Betty Ruth Kaplan Greenberg
March 28, 1928 - December 1, 2023

Betty Greenberg was born Betty Ruth Kaplan in Alexandria, Louisiana. She passed peacefully on Friday, December 1, 2023, at her home in Thomas Park in Beaumont. Growing up in Alexandria, she was frequently at her father’s side learning the retail business at his department store. Her first taste of the limelight came when, at the age of eight, she won first prize in a talent contest. The award was a Betty Boop doll. She was stage struck from that day forward. Betty met her love and life partner, Sheldon Greenberg, in Alexandria, Louisiana, while he was serving in the United States Army-Air Corps. After a six-week romance, they were married on February 24, 1946. They moved to Beaumont where Sheldon joined his father and brother in the family business known as the Fair Store. Together, they raised five children and built The Fair Stores into a twenty-eight-store chain. Betty’s strong […]

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George Russell Lemley
October 22, 1953 - November 23, 2023

George Russell Lemley passed away on November 23, 2023. Born October 22, 1953, in Morgantown, West Virginia, he was the son of Doris Annette Lemley-Duncan and the late Ray Ronald Lemley. George was a floor mechanic by trade in Maryland. He later moved to Texas and retired in the Crystal Beach area. Everyone who met him knew that the beach was his favorite place. Unfortunately, dementia took him away from the beach in 2018 but he never forgot his time there. His family is thankful for the care he received at several facilities including Kountze and Brookdale at Dowlen Oaks. He is survived by his mother; brother, Ronnie; sisters, Eilean and Patty; brothers-in-law, Terry and Jay; nephews, Alan, Johnny, Adam (Bobbie Jo), Danny (Mandie), Kenny (Kat), and Cody (and family); great nieces and nephews, Jakob (Ashley), Gracie (Brandon), Toby, Owen, Sophie, Layla, James and Holden; great-great-nieces and nephews, JayJay, Jayce […]

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Dee Ann Cooper
November 27, 1947 - November 21, 2023

Dee Ann Cooper née O’Keefe, formerly Reed MS PG was born in Jacksonville, Florida the 27th of November 1947 to father, Paul D. O’Keefe and mother, Marlynn Ann Fleck O’Keefe. She was the eldest of four children. Her parents were both in the US Navy, so she spent her childhood moving throughout the country with her family. Of all the places she lived, Hawaii was one of her favorites. Dee Ann married her first husband Terry Reed in 1971. Together they had one child, Sean Scot Reed. She became a journalist in both print and radio. In 1980, she came to Beaumont, Texas to accept a job at KAYD 97.5FM. In 1992 after her son went off to college at the University of Texas, Dee Ann decided to go back to college. She became an Associate Member of Sigma Xi in 1996. She received a Bachelor of Science in Geology […]

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Brenda Aubey Webb
November 18, 1944 - November 20, 2023

Brenda Aubey Webb, 79, of Beaumont, died Monday, November 20, 2023. She was born on November 18, 1944, in Beaumont, to Germaine Comeau and LJ Aubey. Survivors include her children, Laura Layton and her husband, Jeff, of Katy; Shawn Webb of Houston; and Taylor Webb of Fort Worth; sister, Norma Aubey Lewis of Malakoff; grandchildren, Kelly Kvarme and his wife, Laura, of Port Arthur; Cameron Burns of Spring; Taylor Webb Hightower and her husband, Trevor, of Port Neches; and Isaac Webb of Celina; great-grandsons, Kjell Kvarme and Elam Kvarme; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband and father of her children, Tommy Webb; brothers, George Aubey,  Richard Aubey, and Vic Aubey; sister, Noreen Jordan; and parents. A Rosary for Ms. Webb will be recited at 5:00 p.m., with a gathering of family and friends to follow until 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 24, […]

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Nadia Matar Cowart
July 9, 1977 - November 20, 2023

Nadia Matar Cowart, 46, of Groves, died Monday, November 20, 2023. The sudden and unexpected passing of Nadia has left a profound void in the hearts of her colleagues, family, and friends. The acclaimed marketing director of 12News, Nadia, aged 46, brought her magnetic charm, vivacious personality, and unparalleled love for music to every aspect of her life. Born on July 9, 1977, in Port Arthur, Texas, Nadia was a unique blend of humor and passion, making her a cherished presence among her peers and family. Nadia’s educational journey brought her from graduating at Port-Neches Groves High School and led her to the University of Texas Medical Branch, where she earned a Bachelor of Business degree. Her subsequent career in Marketing, Promotions, and Non-Traditional Revenue (NTR) spanned 12 successful years, where her dedication and passion stood out. Throughout her career, Nadia managed multiple stations within her field, earning recognition from […]

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