Barbara Elliott Auch

June 26, 1943 - August 7, 2021

Barbara Elliott Auch, 78, of Silsbee, died Saturday, August 7, 2021. She was born on June 26, 1943, in Beaumont, to Rosie Lee Hight and Jesse Lee Elliott. She was a retired letter carrier with the United States Postal Service.

Barbara had been a longtime member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Silsbee. She enjoyed flowers, shopping, animals and loved her grandchildren dearly. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandma.

She is survived by her husband, of thirty-one years, Lester Auch; daughters, Shelly Suire and her husband L.J., of Port Neches and Sheila Burrell and her husband, Randy, of Warren; son, Rob Sanchez and his wife, “Cookie”, of Thicket; stepdaughter, Irene Himebaugh, of Houston; grandchildren, Amber, Katelyn, Dara, Jessica, Grayson, Marc, Brooke, Tiffany, and Justin; thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Melba Moses, of Houston and Glenda Jordan, of Silsbee; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Barbara will be especially missed by her faithful feline companion, Kit Kat.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Sidney and Darrell Elliott; and stepson David Auch.

A gathering of Mrs. Auch’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1305 Roosevelt Drive, Silsbee. Her graveside service will be Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 2550 North Loop West, # 265, Houston, Texas 77092.

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955 pine st beaumont tx 77703

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 1305 Roosevelt Drive, Silsbee, Texas
  • 08/11/2021
  • 10:00 am

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656
  • 08/10/2021
  • 1:34 pm

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trudy nichols

she was a great woman, a true friend that was a strong sole , will be truly miss

Ann Kondos

Lester and Family, I I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved. She was a dear friend and will be missed. God’ Peace to each of you.

Julia Gonzales Wiley

Melba, I am so sorry to learn of Barbara's death. Prayers for the family. May the Lord give all of you a peace that passes all understanding at this time.

Deborah Bartlett

Shelly, Sheila and Rob my deepest sympathies to you and your family

Becky Thompson

Shelly, Shelia & Rob,, My prayers are with you during this difficult journey. I have many fond memories of your mother. May God put a band of angels around you . Becky Thompson

Linda Roberts White

Glenda and Melba we are sorry of the loss of your sister,Barbara! ! We are praying for y’all! Praying y’all will have peace and comfort during this this time! We love y’all ! Linda Roberts White