Bonnie Yvette Marsh

June 15, 1950 - January 11, 2023

Bonnie Yvette Marsh, 72, of Beaumont, passed away on Wednesday January 11, 2023. Bonnie was born on June 15, 1950, to Bonnie Belle Prejean and William Jackson DuBose. She spent her early years growing up in the Beaumont area. Bonnie contracted Polio at the age of 2 but that never stopped her from living life.

One of her favorite pastimes was a road trip during the day or at midnight. She loved to ride the ferry or sit on beach.  She was told by many, many of her friends that she should have been a tugboat captain because she would go to river front park and watch for ships. She would take pictures of each ship, she would look up the history and the origin of the ship and she would then track it to its destination

After graduating from Bishop Byrne high school, she went to Delgado University before going to study art at Northwestern State University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Bonnie loved spending time with her family and friends, as well as her animals. She was known for being passionate about many things and had so many talents. Bonnie loved to crochet a variety of one-of-a-kind items that varied from blankets to baby clothing and stuffed animals. If she wasn’t busy crocheting, she was showing off her artistic abilities. Charcoal drawings and Pastel paintings were a few of her favorites.

Bonnie always had a love for an adventure. She loved to travel the world, a few of her favorite places are Hawaii, Alaska, and anywhere with a body of water. She would refer to it as her “water therapy”. Even a good thunderstorm was considered her water therapy. While traveling Bonnie loved to learn of new cultures and was always up for trying new foods. Regardless of where she was, as long as she was traveling with her children, she was happy.

Bonnie was a giving, caring, and selfless soul. She loved her family more than anyone could imagine. She adored her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, her brother, and sisters. She fought her battle of life to the very end and held on as long as she could. We would all agree and say that she won.

Survivors include her children, Jack Marsh of Houston; Mike Marsh and his partner, Geovanni Martinez, of Beaumont; and Danielle Schell and her husband, Christopher, of Richmond; grandbabies, Rebekah Gonzalez and her husband, Jeremy; Christian Miciotto, Matthew Miciotto, Lauren Baxter and her husband, John Kyle, and Natalee Schell; great-grandbabies, Ryan, Avery, Eleanor “Ellie”, Carter, and Julia; siblings, Jackie Benoit, Gigi Bock, and Jené DuBose; dogs, Cooper, Phoebe, and Blanche; and numerous extended family members, friends, and loved ones through the years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William J. DuBose and Bonnie Belle DuBose; her sister, Jonnie Naizer; and brother, Bill DuBose.

A gathering of Ms. Marsh’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 16, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Immediately following the visitation please join the family at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, in the Parish Hall for a celebration of life reception from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705 or End Polio Now at


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • January 16, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebration of Life Reception

St. Anne Catholic Church Parish Hall
  • 2715, Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77702,
  • January 16, 2023
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Comments (26)

    Danielle Schell says:

    I know you are probably upset that we did everything bigger than you wanted. But you deserved it all and more. The three of us knew we were sending you home in style.
    So many people came out to see you and were just in awe over your talents. You are already missed so much and I can’t wait until the day comes that I get to see you again. I love you more than life!

    Peggy Hill says:

    Im just heartbroken. She was my longest friend and bff.
    Heaven just got a little brighter. I will treasure all the memories until Im reunited with my friend. She will probably chew me out for taking too long. May her love and your memories console yall. Till we meet again my friend.

    Mary Haynes says:

    What a lovely tribute to your Mom Mike. She sounds like the most wonderful person. I wish I could have known her, but then I’ve gotten to know you and she raised an amazing son, and I’m sure your siblings are all just as fantastic. She is so proud of all of you I am sure.
    Praying for you and your family.

    Delaine says:

    Bonnie was a beautiful bright light. My condolences to all those who knew & loved her.

    Beckie Daigle Lagan says:

    Your Mom was my cousin , but I only got to meet her once, in 2021 . Because of such a large family we came from , her grandmother was an older sibling of my Dad ♥️Aunt Ora ♥️ I did not know many of the older cousins . We did messenger , and I always enjoyed the chats . She was a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul . So sorry for you
    & your family ‘s loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . May Yvette ( which she told me she preferred to be called 😉) Rest in Peace and continue to watch over you 🙏🙏 She left her footprints on many hearts . Beckie and Dale Lagan

    Jack Marsh says:

    Thank you! I know that she was so excited to meet you all.

    Tracy Parker says:

    Jack and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Bonnie was such a special lady. She loved her family and her family loved her. Much love to all.

    Tracy & Nigel Parker

    Bobby and I will be there Monday.

    Jack Marsh says:

    And we all loved you guys. See you Monday.


    Debbie Fornols says:

    I met your mom when we were neighbors on Driftwood. We spent so many afternoons watching you Mike Danielle and Christy just being kids in a time when friends sat outside til dark and talked about everything I was so lucky to get to see her again recently and reminisce with her again
    She talked about how much she loved all of you and how much you all meant to her. She is probably in heaven holding those back yard talks again. She will be missed.

    Jack Marsh says:

    I would love to reconnect and reminisce as well. She often would tell us stories about that time with you all.

    Mary Collins Ammermann says:

    My deepest sympathy for the passing of your beloved Mother. I am part of the early grade school era at St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Port Neches. Memories began in the first grade. I will cherish her beautiful spirit forever. I live in MN and last saw her and Jonnie at our last high school reunion : there also with Peggy Hill. Now that was some special weekend! We stayed in contact in an especially close way knowing how life is so fragile and precious. Now the closeness is even tighter. Sister soul friends forever. Mary Collins Ammermann

    Mike Marsh says:

    Thank you so so much! We heard about that reunion and sounded lime a hoot.

    David and Elaine Harper says:

    David and I have wonderful memories of Bonnie as our next door neighbor in Natchitoches while attending Northwestern State. She was such a sweet and fun loving friend. She was very talented as an artist. We’ll miss her. May she Rest In Peace.

    Jack Marsh says:

    She loved you guys as neighbors. She told us every time we went back to Natchitoches..

    Randy Haltom says:

    I will always remember the love and kindness your mom and family showed me. Great times, wonderful memories, and I always remember your mom’s smile. I will be there Monday, looking forward to seeing the family.

    Ellyn Usey Domec says:

    Your mom Mike was the sweetest person and we had so much fun on our bus trips as Colleens. She kept us laughing and made the trips fun!! I didn’t get to see her much and we did lose contact but so glad when we reconnected. You were so good to her and she loved you very much. I will surely miss her and I will be praying for you and the family🙏🙏

    Frankie Daigle Bertrand says:

    Stormin’ the heavens with Prayer for Jack, Mike and Danielle, GiGi, Jackie, Lindsey, Jene’ ……….and all of Yvette’s family and friends. She was truly “one of a kind”! Love to all of you.

    Mike Marsh says:

    Thank you 🙏🏻

    Gigi Bock says:

    Thank you Frankie! She was so happy when finally got to reconnect with our cousins on Memwa’s side!!

    Jack Marsh says:

    She often talked about you and the cousins. she loved you guys too! Thank you!

    MJ Schaer says:

    Dear Jackie, GiGi, & Jene, Lindsey , Lorrie…and family,
    My sweet and funny memories of Yvette will always be with me, and I know you guys have joyful memories, too, cause we made some of those memories together: BBHS, New Orleans, weddings, birthdays , baptisms, visits. My heart goes out to all of you. I sure hope sweet Yvette (and Aunt Wanda) have forgiven my behavior and Jon’s (mostly Jon’s) at Mardi Gras by now.
    I love you guys. You have my sincere sympathy.

    JT Anglin says:

    Jack I’m so terribly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Much love JT.

    Jack Marsh says:

    Thank you very much! I wish you two could have drawn together!

    Jeremy W. Perry says:

    Mike I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your mother. I know how much you loved and enjoyed her. Rest assured that you now have the best guardian angel ever As she is now Heavens gain. My deepest condolences are extended to you and yours.

    Stevie Freedman says:

    I will try and be there for all of you on Monday if I can…..please send me specific directions to get there..lost without that…I would plan on arriving early to beat rush hour traffic. Love you all! Stevie❤️

    Jack Marsh says:

    We look forward to seeing you there, Stevie. She loved you so much!

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