Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701, United States,
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Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave. Obituaries
Joseph “Joe” George Salhab, of Houston, died August 9, 2022, in Beaumont, Texas at the age of 69. He was born on January 20, 1953, the eldest child, and only son, of George and Najla Salhab. Joe grew up in Beaumont, graduating Salutatorian from Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in 1971, and went on to attend several universities. Joe first attended Notre Dame, where he made lifelong friends, but the cold weather was too much for a Southeast Texas boy, so he made his way back south and enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin. Joe’s penchant for live music and the social scene caused his dad to call him back home his senior year, where Joe earned his degree from Lamar University. He then attended South Texas School of Law where he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1984. Upon completing law school, Joe joined the DA’s office […]
Carla Ann Belton, 70, of Port Arthur, died Saturday, August 6, 2022. She was born on February 12, 1952, in Port Arthur, to Dolores Ducote and Jack Belton. Carla worked as a travel agent for over thirty years and liked to travel herself. She was an avid fan of rock and roll music and enjoyed plants, flowers, and cooking. Carla will forever remain a loving mother, daughter, Grandma Carla, sister, and aunt. Survivors include her mother, Dolores Belton, of Beaumont; sons, Jason Lemaire and his wife, Sharon, of Groves and Jessie Lemaire of Port Arthur; granddaughters Layla, Heather, and Chelsey Lemaire; sister, Myra Mitchell of Beaumont; niece, Lauren Smith and her husband, Mark, of Beaumont; and grand-nephew, Ray Bennett. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Belton. Cremation arrangements for Ms. Belton were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.
James David Salles, Jr. passed away on August 6, 2022, in Athens. He was born on April 17, 1968, in Port Arthur, to James David “Big Jim” Salles and Evelyn Sue Humphrey Salles. David graduated from Lufkin High School in 1986. He worked for MHMR in Lufkin for two years, The Movie House Video Store in Lufkin for two years, Gibson’s Discount in Beaumont for seven years, Sutherlands Lumber in Port Arthur for eleven years, and HEB in Beaumont for twelve years. He was a sports fanatic and loved watching the Houston Astros and all Texas Longhorn athletics. David was a member of Leagueville Baptist Church and West End Baptist Church, where he loved to volunteer as a greeter and usher. He enjoyed spending time farming with his family. His remarkable legacy as a son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend, will live on in the lives of those he touched. […]
Juan Manuel Jaimes, Jr., infant son of Ashley Jessica Sapon and Juan Manuel Jaimes, died August 5, 2022. He will forever be remembered as a loving son, brother, and grandson. Survivors include his parents, Ashley and Juan Jaimes of Beaumont; sisters, Yaxidi, Naiyana, and Ailyn Jaimes, all of Beaumont; grandparents, Santos Sapon of Beaumont; Francisca Sapon of Beaumont; Juan Jaimes of Mission; and Maria Jaimes of Port Arthur; great-grandmother, Antonia Sapon of Beaumont; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loving relatives. A gathering of Juan’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., Friday, August 12, 2022, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 13, 2022, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Avenue, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.
Lenore “Susie” Feagin, 96, of Vidor, died Thursday, August 4, 2022. She was born on May 30, 1926 in Beaumont, to Lenore Howard and Olive Burge Feagin. Survivors include her adopted granddaughter, Tanya Loggins and her husband, Tony; adopted great-grandchildren, Brooke Townsend and her husband, Taylor; and Carley Loggins; great-great-grandchildren, Taelyn, Everly, and Raulins; and her extended adopted family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Byron Feagin. Cremation arrangements for Ms. Feagin were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Chris Brown, 47, of Nederland, pulled his ticket to paradise Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, Houston. He was born June 28, 1975, in Beaumont, to Pamela Gail Murphy Brown and Charles Brown, Sr. Chris was an avid outdoorsman and man of all trades. He worked for Golden Pass LNG for thirteen years. He will be remembered for his ingenuity, knowledge, ability to fix anything and solve any problem, but most of all he will be remembered for his giving and kind demeanor. Chris was a friend to anyone and everyone he met. He is survived by his wife and soulmate of sixteen years, Autumn Brown of Nederland; daughters, Alexis Wilson and her husband, Joshua, of Beaumont; Abbigail Stack of Iowa, Louisiana; sons, Shawn Messina of Nederland, Joseph Stamatis of Nederland, and Tristan Brown of Nederland; mother, Pamela Brown of Nederland; brothers, Charles Brown, Jr., […]
Connie Francais McCafferty, 63, of Vidor, died Monday, August 1, 2022. She was born on March 1, 1959, in Cascade, Iowa, to Catherine Krzywdik and Edmond Moriarity. Connie served in the United States Navy. Connie loved hunting, fishing, cooking, and being outdoors. She will be remembered for her kind heart and giving spirit. Connie put others welfare before her own, and will forever remain a loving wife, mother, and granny. Survivors include her husband of thirty years, Tim McCafferty; daughter, Crystal Ester and her husband, Mark, of Vidor; son, T.J. Hebert of Vidor; grandchildren, Ashley, Shane, Topanga, and Jerry; great-grandson, Abel; mother, Catherine Moriarity of Iowa; sisters, Phyllis Freed and her husband, Bud, of South Caroline; Barb Dye of Illinois; Kathy Lehman of Iowa; Diane Myers of Iowa; and Kris Moriarity of Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Connie is preceded in death […]
Although she always denied the Cajun part, Mercedes descended from some of the first Cajun French settlers in Louisiana. Rita Kern’s family settled in 1721 and Lawrence LeBlanc’s family arrived before 1765. They were a part of the group of French settlers who left France and settled in Nova Scotia, then traveled to Louisiana to settle there. Lawrence and Rita lived in Covent, Louisiana at the time of Mercedes’ birth where he was part owner of a soda pop plant with his brother-in-law, Melvin Joseph Gaudin, Jr. Another brother-in-law, C.C. Kern, owned the DeRidder Coca Cola plant which later added brother, L.C. Kern as a partner. In 1927, Lawrence received financial backing to open a soda pop plant in DeQuincy and he moved the growing family there. They lived in a house that had no electricity, city water or bathroom and made fans from palms to stay cool and relied […]
D’anne DeMoss McGown, 72, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022. She was born in Longview, to Polly and Curtis DeMoss. After high school, she attended Texas Christian University and made many lifelong friends. Upon graduation she moved to Houston where she worked at Fulbright and Jaworski and soon met Pat on a blind date. She quickly realized that they were a perfect match. They were married a year later and moved to Beaumont. D’anne earned a place in her community. She was active in many organizations which included Trinity United Methodist Church; St. Anne Catholic School; Magnolia Garden Club; Buckner’s Children and Family Services; Neches River Festival; Junior League of Beaumont; and Meals on Wheels. Simple things in life made D’anne happy! She could be seen driving around town checking on her friends- even better with a diet coke from Sonic in hand. D’anne loved watching Netflix series with […]
Robert Earl Turnage was born on December 15, 1943, in Beaumont, Texas to Opal (Morgan) and Wilson Turnage. He was raised in Vidor Texas and graduated from Vidor High School in 1963. He married his wife Brenda (Clendennen) on June 2, 1967. He and Brenda went on to have one daughter, Shannon in December 1970. Robert began his ministry in 1965 with a revival in Vivian, Louisiana. He served in many areas of ministry at Victory Temple and as an Evangelist. He served as Choir Director at Victory Temple for a time. He went on to become a full-time Evangelist for 13 years. As an Evangelist Robert travelled with the Victory Crusaders, across the Country preaching and singing in Revivals and Crusades with Bro. Clendennen. After leaving the Evangelistic field he became the Co-Pastor and Song Leader of Victory Temple. Robert was known as much for his singing voice, as […]
On July 21st, 2022, Joyce L. Valenciano, 95, went to her eternal home after a long life lived here on earth. She was born in Beaumont, Texas to Felix and Antonia LeBlanc Thibodeaux on February 24, 1927. Joyce loved good food, good music and good dancing! She enjoyed many long- termed friendships and appreciated the time that she spent with her friends and family. Joyce’s smile was always a welcomed addition to any gathering. She loved God and reading her Bible and she was a member of Harvest Time Church of God in Crosby, Texas. Joyce is survived by her children, son, Charles Gagliano and daughter, Phyllis Svrcek. She is also survived by her 6 grandsons, Glen Cowan, John Cowan, Calvin Burton, Brandon Gagliano, Gary Gagliano, and Kenneth Gagliano. Joyce was also blessed with several great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis […]
Wesley Lamar Huff, 65, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, July 13, 2022. He was born on January 24, 1957, Beaumont, to Charlotte Ann Lee and Raymond Lamar Huff. Wesley was the definition of a man’s man. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, a caring brother and son. He was one of the greatest friends that many could have ever imagined having. He was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, where he grew up racing dirt bikes, playing baseball, hunting, fishing, and water skiing. In Beaumont, he was a graduate of French High School in 1975. He was an avid baseball player, playing for Panola Junior College. After college, he was a member of Pipe Fitter local 195. Afterwards he went on to work at Total refineries where he also touched many lives. He and his wife, Terri, were married for 41 years, and had three sons, Dustin, Justin, and […]
Elaine Anita Stewart Meneses, 68, died Tuesday, July 12, 2022. She was born on October 24th, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan. She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Worsham, and her significant other, Joey, and Melissa Lane and her husband, Wayne (Ron); brother, Bruce Stewart and his wife, Beth; grandchildren, Ahna Cooper and her husband, James; Ron Allen Lane; Shawn Dalton and his fiancé, Veronica; Charley Dalton and her fiancé, Ben; Taylor Dalton; Falyn Hammond; Trent, Gaven, Bryson, and Kellan Howard and great-grandchildren, Carson, Allen, and Myla Cooper, Ariane Guzman, Damien Dalton, Isabella, and Lauren Foux; and nieces and nephews, Floyd Hopkins and wife Lisa; Veronica Hopkins; Jessie Stewart; and Jeremy Stewart. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Amos Stewart, and her biological father, Elzie Stewart. Husband, Walter Meneses; sister, Elizabeth Hopkins; brother, Kenneth Stewart; granddaughter, Marissa Layne Watts; and nephew, Joshua Stewart. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. […]
Harold M. Eisen, 89, a near-lifelong resident of Beaumont, Texas, and until recently, a resident of Houston, Texas, died Saturday, July 9, 2022, in his home. Harold was truly a refined gentleman — courteous, honorable, who treated others as they wished to be treated. He was an inspiration to many and admired by all who knew him. He was kind, respectful, and intelligent, with the warmest smile, handshake, and laugh. Harold was a mensch in life and in his company, Sampson Steel. Vendors and customers loved doing business with him, and vice versa. He was very active in the community, serving on many boards and in leadership positions at several Jewish organizations. Harold was a wonderful husband, enjoying a long and beautiful marriage of 52 years with his wife Jayne, whom he lost in 2008. Harold was very involved with his children and grandchildren, supporting them in all their endeavors. […]
James Hartridge Lee, Jr, 71, of Beaumont, passed away at his residence in Fannett, Texas. James, more well known as “Jim” by friends and family, was born on November 21, 1950, to James Hartridge Lee, Sr. and Marcia Elinor Siegler Lee of Beaumont. Jim was the oldest of the siblings, who he always cared for growing up. He grew up learning to hunt and fish with his father. There was always a great admiration for the outdoors within him. After high school, Jim went on to graduate from Lamar University with bachelor’s in criminal justice. In October of 1973, he went on to work at the Jefferson County Sheriff´s office. After fourteen months of working in the jail, he secured a spot on the road, where he eventually became a Lieutenant in the Patrol Division. Soon after, he joined the Marine Corps as an officer and took on many roles […]
Celia Osborne Klima, 69, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, July 6, 2022. She was born on February 14, 1953, in Beaumont. Celia loved her family and cats, and frequent trips to the casino. Survivors include her son, Barron Klima; sister, Brenda Bush; and brother, Vincent Osborne. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ernest Osborne, Edward Osborne, and William J. Osborne; brother-in-law, Albert Austin Bush; and her beloved cats, Mardi and Bidi One. Cremation arrangements for Ms. Klima were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.
Burgess “Sammy” Sams, beloved father, brother, and grandpa passed away on July 4, 2022, at home. Sammy was born in Livingston, Kentucky on November 28, 1929, to Alfred Andrew Sams and Maggie Mae (Clark) Sams. The sixth of nine children, Sammy’s tenacity and deep sense of responsibility developed at a young age from working on the family farm after the untimely passing of his father. At seventeen, he joined the army and completed his GED during boot camp to become a Private of the 187th Airborne Rangers 3rd Company. While serving deployment in Korea his unit was dropped behind enemy lines in the dark of the night on a special mission. Sammy’s parachute was caught in a tree, and he was left hanging in the dark. Although he heard explosions all around him, he was unable to free himself until morning. He eventually located and reconnected with the troops after hiding out in […]
Edson “Danny” Hammel, age 71, gave up his spirit to his Lord and Savior on July 3, 2022. He was born in Beaumont, Texas on August 23,1950. He was so lovingly cared for by his niece Teresa and her husband Elgin Lee. Danny loved going to the beach on Bolivar peninsula, watching old westerns with a few of his good friends, collecting miniature cars and just about anything he thought was worth collecting. He loved the challenge of working on something that had been discarded or that he picked up from garage sales and thought he could repair. Danny had an old pick-up truck with over 200,000 miles on it that he loved tinkering with. He had a very engaging personality, always wanting to help those who were down on their luck. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his sister Ginger Funk, […]
Sheree Jorene LeBlanc, 66, of Beaumont, died Saturday, July 2, 2022. On that morning Sheree had a cardiac arrest at the group home where she lived and despite the best efforts of Beaumont EMS and Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas – Beaumont Emergency Room, she is now resting in the arms of Jesus. Sheree was born on April 26, 1956, in Kirbyville. She had an anoxic brain injury at birth. Despite this, she eventually learned to walk, talk, and graduated from Kirbyville High School. Sheree loved music, especially Elvis. She loved her tablets and cell phones. Sheree loved to do word search puzzles and her favorite place to shop was Dollar Tree. Sheree loved her family and remembered everyone’s birthday. Survivors include her brother, Alan Dyer and his wife, Margaret; sister, Carolyn Pryor Williams; and her nieces and nephews; and other friends and family at Texas HCS group home. Sheree […]
William Mitchell Patrick Homann, age 74, of Beaumont boarded his fighter jet to Heaven on Wednesday, June 30, 2022. Bill left us peacefully in the comfort of his home with family by his side. He was born in St. Louis on July 28, 1947. Bill enlisted in the Airforce at the age of 19 as an airplane mechanic. He served in the 456th Organizational Maintenance Squadron refueling aircrafts during the Vietnam War. During this time, he also served as a Crew Chief on a KC-135. After serving in the military, he received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and associate degree in Aeronautical Technology from Oklahoma State University. Upon graduating Bill relocated to Beaumont, Texas and began his passionate career in Engineering with General Electric Company. He was a devoted father and husband who encouraged strength and independence. Bill was a wizard at […]
Robert Theo McRight, 69, of Beaumont, died Sunday, June 26, 2022. He was born on February 4, 1953, in Beaumont, to Jerri Perkins and Cecil Leo McRight. Robert was a member of the Local 450. Survivors include his sisters, Rena Fazio and her husband, Sam, and Blanche “Jo” Church. Cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont under the directions of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.
Alyn Westbrook Waller, 67, of Vidor, died Friday, June 24, 2022. He was born on January 24, 1955, in Beaumont, to Louise Westbrook and Alyn Waller. Survivors include his sister, Elizabeth Gras and her husband, Frederick, of Round Rock; and brother, Kenneth Hanks, of Woodville. Cremation arrangements were made through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.
Patricia (Pat) Babb Luquette quietly passed from this life to the next on June 23, 2022. Pat was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on March 15, 1934 to Pearl Langla Babb and Albert Babb. Pat married the love of her life, Leo Luquette, in 1955 and cherished their life together until his passing in 2013. Pat was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and was very proud of the accomplishments of her children, Leo Jr. and Karen Hanson. She adored her three grandchildren, Heather Luquette, Connor Hanson, and Courtlyn Hanson. She had fond memories traveling, conversing, fishing, and playing games together. Pat graduated from St. Anthony High School in 1951, after which she attended Lamar State College of Technology for two years studying what she loved, secretarial science. She was employed by American General Life Insurance and then by Magnolia Refinery, now Exxon-Mobil, where she held several positions. After 27 […]
Donald James “Donnie” Sonnier, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Austin, Texas. Donnie was born in Beaumont, Texas on September 11, 1954. He was the eldest son of Donald J. and Mary Dempsey Sonnier. Donnie graduated from Forest Park High School in 1973 and then attended TSTI in Waco, Texas. He worked as a dental lab technician in Beaumont for 12 years. Donnie moved to Austin, Texas 1985. He enjoyed being with family and friends. Donnie especially enjoyed watching UT and his Dallas Cowboys play football. He also enjoyed playing pool and darts, cooking, and listening to good music. He was a loving and devoted partner to his girlfriend, Beverly Moxley, for 22 years and cared for her during a long illness throughout the last years of her life. Donnie was preceded in death by Beverly Moxley, as well as both of his parents, his sister, Cheryl […]
Kenneth Douglas Honeycutt, 72, of Beaumont, Texas, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022. He was born November 14, 1949, in Stigler, Oklahoma, to Lettie Lillian and Troy Thomas Honeycutt. He served in the United States Army, 101stAirborne Division. He received his Bachelors from Oklahoma State University in Petroleum Engineering. Throughout his extensive career, he worked as an engineer, teacher, oil & gas specialist, computer programmer and a stay-at-home dad for his daughter. Mr. Honeycutt retired May 31, 2022, from RHI Magnasita and the Optimus Steel Mill in Beaumont, Texas. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, playing golf, cooking, and visiting with friends and family. His favorite event every year was the family fishing trip taken each summer with his children, their spouses and grandchildren; his sisters and brothers-in-law with their children and grandchildren; extended family; and various friends he met and invited along the way. The 35-year tradition began in 1986 in Biloxi, […]
Mary Augusta Messina, 77, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022. She was born on December 26, 1944, in Beaumont, to Mary Carr and Steven Eugene Merendino. Mary was a Beautician sales representative for Payless Beauty. Survivors include her children, Crystal Sollock; Joe Messina III and his wife, Robin; and Shawn Messina and his wife, Alexandra; grandchildren, Christina Leicht; Tommy Leicht III; Hunter Messina and his wife, Gabrielle; Alyssa Messina; Alexis Wilson and her husband, Josh; Shawn Messina, Jr.; Valerie Garcia; great-granddaughter, Vivian Messina; siblings, Anna Rivette and her husband, Dudley; and Edwin “Bubba” Merendino and his wife, Donna; numerous nieces and nephews; and her best friend and fur baby, Diva. Mary is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph “Joe” Messina II; and son-in-law, Kary Sollock. A gathering of Mrs. Messina’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., followed by her funeral service at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, […]
Jacqueline “Jackie” McNeill Rafes, 87, of Beaumont, died Monday, June 20, 2022. She was born on April 10, 1935, in Valley Mills, Texas, to Lola Mae Jones and Hubert Alexander McNeill. Jackie graduated High School in Bremerton, Washington, and went on to attend Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Jackie was a very spirited person, and she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Junior League, loved playing Mahjong and taking drives. Jackie was well traveled and enjoyed spending time at her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Survivors include her children, Katharine “Kate” Bordages Freter and her husband Dr. Carl E. Freter, of St. Louis, Missouri; Joseph Adriance Bordages, III and his wife, Julia A., of Hockley; and Allison Bordages Koskella of Beaumont; grandchildren, Joseph “Josh” Adriance Bordages, IV; Emily R. Kramer and her husband, Elliot; Matthew Koskella; and Lindsay Ark and her […]
Elizabeth “Betty” Young Sutton, 88, of Beaumont, died Sunday, June 19, 2022. She was born on February 8, 1934, in Houston, to Ethel Elizabeth Dykes and Owen Overton Young. Betty graduated with a Master of Arts in Romance Languages from Rice University in Houston in 1958, where she also met her husband, Walter. Betty inspired many students over her thirty plus years of teaching French at several high schools including Hebert High School, Ozen High School, Central High School, which are now United High School on Fannett Road, and West Brook High School. After retiring she enjoyed watching her beloved grandsons grow and celebrating their achievements and accomplishments. Betty’s love for others led her to become a volunteer at St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation Center. She made many friends through the years as she worked tirelessly doing whatever task she was given. Betty received much recognition and many awards for her service […]
Dr. Charles “Charlie” Bollich, PhD., 95, of Beaumont, died Thursday, June 16, 2022. He was born on September 9, 1926, in Mowata, Louisiana, to Edna Boudreaux and Anthony Bollich. Charlie served in the United States Navy during World War II. He retired from the United States Department of Agriculture as a Rice Breeder after over thirty years. Over the course of his career, Charlie received many prestigious awards. In 1983, he was awarded the United States Department of Agriculture Award for Superior Service. In 1994 he was inducted in the Agriculture Research Service Science Hall of Fame by the United States Department of Agriculture. That same year, the C.N. Bollich Endowment Program by Texas A&M University was created in his honor. In 1995, in was inducted into the Louisiana State University Alumni Hall of Distinction. After retirement, he was a rice research consultant, developing rice for the United Nations. Charlie […]
De Van Ha, 69 years old, of Beaumont, Texas was born on April 18, 1953, in Ninh Thuan, Vietnam. He entered Eternal Life on Monday, June 6, 2022. Survivors include his wife, Huong Thi Tran; son, Dung Duc Ha and his wife, Kim Nguyen, of Beaumont, Texas; son, Hung Duc Ha and his wife, Ha (Samantha) Tran, of Grand Prairie, Texas; grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Gatherings of Mr. Ha’s family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with his Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2022, and Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of the Dead will be celebrated at 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 17, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 Orange Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022, at St. […]