Betty Mericle

February 26, 1931 - September 14, 2022

Betty Jean Mericle, 91, of Port Neches, died Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Magnolia Manor, Groves. She was born February 26, 1931, in Kingsville, to Rosa Virginia Ritter Bevil and John Henry Bevil, Sr.

Betty was one of seven children. She moved to Nederland with her family at a young age and graduated from Nederland High School in 1947. While in high school she met Amos “Curly” Mericle and on June 13, 1947, they were married. She and Curly had eight children. The family lived in Sulphur, Louisiana prior to moving to Alaska where they lived for over twenty years. Betty would drive from Alaska to Mid-County with her children every summer. The family enjoyed a life of travel and adventure on the open road. Betty also enjoyed spending time with loved ones, cooking for the family, and playing Bingo.

Survivors include her children, Rebecca Glidden and husband, Fred, of Rogers, Arkansas; Patricia Mericle of Stephenville, Texas; Ricky Mericle and wife, Lovelyn, of Ewa, Hawaii; Brenda Mericle of San Antonio, Texas; Danita Deaton and husband, Brian, of Port Neches, Texas; and Karen Glover and husband, Ray, of Buna, Texas; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Donna Bevil of Groves, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Amos Mericle; children, Melvin and Christine Mericle; grandson, Anthony Mericle; and siblings, Frances Langston; Louise Hemmenway; John Bevil, Jr.; Max Bevil; and Robert Bevil.

A gathering of Mrs. Mericle’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Hart-Mill Cemetery, County Road 1050, Woodville, Texas.

Memorial contributions in honor of Mrs. Mericle may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • September 24, 2022
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • September 24, 2022
  • 11:00 am


Hart-Mill Cemetery
  • County Road 1050, Texas, 75979,
  • September 24, 2022
  • 2:30 pm

Comments (1)

    Joseph Webb says:

    My condolences to your family.

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