Corene Dugas Yingling

June 13, 1923 - April 17, 2022

Mary Corene Dugas Yingling, 98, of Stowell, died Sunday, April 17, 2022, at the Arboretum of Winnie. She was born June 13, 1923, in Fannett, to Josephine Holst Craigen and Leo Edward Craigen.

Mary was a faithful member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Winnie. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting blankets. She was also an excellent seamstress and made clothes for her loved ones. Mary will be remembered as a loving wife, mom, and grandma.

Survivors include her children, Alice Simon and husband, Alvin, of Winnie; Trudy Harrington and husband, Johnny, of Orange; and Roger Dugas and wife, Darlene, of Devers; grandchildren, Roger Dugas; Lynn Dugas; Misty Orta and husband, Mike; Wendy Alonso and husband, Omar; Jamie Harrington; and Tonya Vines and husband, Jeff; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorene Wagner and Mary Ellen Daigle, both of Fannett; sister-in-law, Thelma Lowe, of Nome; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband of thirty-years, Alfonce Dugas; second husband, John Yingling; sons, Nathan Dugas and Joey Dugas; daughter, JoAnn Dugas; and numerous brothers and sisters.

A gathering of Mrs. Yingling’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 21, 2022, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 315 Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, with her interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • April 20, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Louis Catholic Church
  • 315, W Buccaneer Dr, Winnie, TX, 77665,
  • April 21, 2022
  • 10:00 am


St. Louis Catholic Church
  • 315, W Buccaneer Dr, Winnie, TX, 77665,

Comments (10)

    Jo Ann Henley Hamby says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, I just happened to go to Broussard’s website and saw this. I will never forget our younger years with her and uncle Alfonce. Precious memories

    Fred and Della Freeze says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We love Aunt Corene and will miss her very much. We know she is rejoicing in heaven probably to French music and an accordion! She always had such a sweet smile. I know mama will miss seeing and speaking to her but she knows she is in a better place. Alice I know you will be lost for a while but we are praying for you. We are keeping all of her families in our prayers. Please keep in touch. Love y’all always!

    Jeanette and Roland Weekly says:

    Our Deepest Condolences to the Family of Miss Corene. She certainly was a fine lady and will be missed by many.

    Patricia Hutchings says:

    I enjoyed getting to know your mom when my mom was in the Arboretum. We would visit with her on a daily basis. She was such a sweet lady. I know she will be greatly missed. My prayers for you and your family.

    Russell and Mary Simon says:

    God and Heaven gained another beautiful angel. Mama Corene was the most loving and giving person. She will be missed by all of us ,but I know she walks with Jesus and is whole again. May God grant you peace in the knowledge that you will rejoice and be together someday.

    Mary Anne Clubb says:

    I am so sorry for your loss…

    Carolyn Hunter says:

    Alice, we have shared our mother’s for the last 5 years both of us holding on an praying. I know my time is short too but I also know the lord is with us. May he hold you and your family in his arms until all you have are the beautiful memories of a wonderful woman mother aunt and friend. Always with the lord

    Linda Kramer says:

    Alice, Gary and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet Mother. She always greeted us with a big smile! And that smile became even bigger when the Cajun music started!!
    Sending love and prayers to you and the family ❤️????????
    Linda & Gary Kramer

    Janet Foote says:

    I’m so sorry about the passing of Corene. She was a very strong and fine lady. I pray God will wrap his arms around her and love her for all eternity.she was loved and admired my many people. God bless all of you in your time of sorrow.

    Letty says:

    Mrs Alice I’m sorry about your mom. Praying for y’all.

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