Barbara Mae Diddle

July 26, 1928 - November 6, 2021

Barbara Mae (Castro) Diddle, 93, of Beaumont, died Saturday, November 6, 2021.  She was born on July 26, 1928, in Port Arthur, Texas, to her parents, Genevieve Legnon and Henry Castro, by whom she was preceded in death.

Survivors include her children, Candace Ann Poorman of Kerrville; Jerraye Jo Sherman of Beaumont; Walter Marion Sekaly, Jr. of Beaumont; and Kevin Sekaly Cribbs of Beaumont; eight grandchildren, Robert (Bobby) Wade Poorman and longtime girlfriend Amanda of Kerrville; Steven Ray Poorman and wife Leah of Seabrook; Courtney Lawrence Sherman and wife Deidre of Clear Lake; Jonathan Noel Sekaly and wife Barbie of Pearland; Haley Sekaly; Gary Sekaly; Brandie Collier and husband Darren; and Toni Ard; and great grandchildren, including Aimee Genevieve Sherman, Jeremy Thomas Sherman, Scarlett Blythe Cozad, Ezra Joseph Sekaly, Chloe Elaine Ard, and Courtney Danielle Jones.

Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband, Volley Edward Diddle; her brother, Glenn Paul Castro; and her granddaughter, Bronwyn Elizabeth Sherman.

Barbara was her happiest when she was with her family – whether just at home or while she was traveling.  She loved sharing new adventures and discovering the world with her children and grandchildren.

Barbara’s graveside service will be led by her oldest grandchild, Bobby Poorman, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3900 Twin City Highway in Groves, under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.  Honorary pallbearers will be Barbara’s grandsons, Bobby Poorman, Steve Poorman, Courtney Sherman, and Jonathan Sekaly.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 700 North Street STE M, Beaumont.

Graveside Service

Greenlawn Memorial Park – Groves
  • 3900, Twin City Hwy, Groves, TX, 77619,
  • November 11, 2021
  • 2:00 pm

Comments (2)

    Gary Sekaly says:

    Wish I would have known I would have came to see you one last time, I forever loved you Nonnie wish we had more time! I love you

    Tonja Poorman Strahan says:

    Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.


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