Elizabeth Betty Jean Duplant

December 21, 1930 - April 7, 2020

Elizabeth Betty Jean Duplant, 89, of Groves, passed into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Forever Young Home, Groves. She was born December 21, 1930, in Port Arthur, to Argentine and Stanley Dauterive.

Betty married her high school sweetheart Julius “Sonny” Duplant after graduating from Bishop Byrne Highschool, Port Arthur in 1949. After building a home in Groves, they lovingly raised their family and developed many close friends in the area. She and her family became faithful members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Groves. After her children were raised, she went to work at Dryden’s in Groves. She also worked at First Bank and Trust where she retired as a bookkeeper. Betty remained in her much-loved home the rest of her life which continued to be the gathering site for precious memories made with her children and their growing families. Betty and Sonny also had a beach camp on the Bolivar peninsula. Trips were all about family, friends, kids, kids and more kids! She welcomed all with huge seafood feasts during hot summer months or any time of the year. The love of family was truly a special God given gift of hers. Betty’s talents and interests were endless. She had superior seamstress skills and loved cooking. Interior design was a favorite pastime of hers which led to developing a knack for creating beautiful floral arrangements for her home and many others. However, it was dancing that gave her the most enjoyment out of all her interests. And boy, could she dance! Dancing and music were great entertainment for her and special friends in the community throughout her life. She danced to Cajun, Classic Country, and 60’s music or just about anything with a dancing beat! In her younger days she and Sonny participated in various dancing events throughout Texas as members of a local group of high-spirited square dancers culminating in a performance at the Houston Astrodome, an event she never forgot!

Betty had a zest for life which always included fun times, great friendships, and encouraging people to enjoy themselves with joking and laughter. Fond memories of her joyful and loving spirit will forever be in our hearts. She was an affectionately devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sibling, and friend. Our beautiful, sweet mother will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children, Suzette Knox and husband, Paul, of Deer Park; Craig Duplant and wife, Lisa, of Diana; Lisa Stubbs and husband, Earle, of Hessmer, Louisiana; and Chris Duplant and wife, Diane, of Groves; grandchildren, Brian Boyd; Jana Vallone; Jackie Knox; Brad Duplant; Blake Duplant; Morgan Brunjes; Brittany Stubbs; Derek Stubbs; Shelley Duplant; and Carly Duplant; great-grandchildren, Zeek Vallone; Shasha Vallone; Malachi Vallone; Sheba Vallone; Hailey Hernandez; Brody Boyd; Charlie Rose Duplant; Banks Duplant; Addison Brunjes; Paige Brunjes; John Brunjes; and Cole Duplant; and sister, Phyllis Jackson and husband, Dale, of Groves.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Julius “Sonny” Duplant; parents, Argentine and Stanley Dauterive; and siblings, Dorothy Girouard; Carl Dauterive; and Ray Dauterive.

A beautiful celebration of Betty’s life for immediate family was held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her body was interred at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions in memory of Betty may be made to The Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 or by visiting www.dementiasociety.org.

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Dawn Jackson

We loved Aunt Betty so much and Randy and I were very happy to have had Aunt Betty come over for several different parties over the years. We always loved seeing her at numerous Jackson get togethers. ? Our deepest sympathies for all of our family. Much love, Randy and Dawn.

Cynthia Kimura

Many of my favorite childhood and teenage memories are from days spent at the beach cabin! Eating crabs for hours, fishing learning to drive a standard Studebaker. What about the time I wrecked your dad’s truck?!Your mom would have a big pot of spaghetti and meatballs that was so good. So many good memories from the beach cabin in the house on Gulf street! I don’t remember ever hearing a cross word from your mom. She was such a sweetheart!

Arlene Degeyter

We have so many memories of Betty. I’d love to see her walk across the street from her house to mine, & we would share what was going on in our lives while I was watering plants. Another memory is when our house caught fire in the attic on January 12th, 1997. We parked on her driveway just watching the fire. She said we could go inside, but all I wanted to do was hope the fire would stop. Last memory was of her granddaughter, Shelly, walking with her to come visit us in the back yard. My son, Mark had some good music going, & she was swaying in her chair, & tapping her fingers on the arm of the chair. My son, Mark, helped her up, grabbed her hand, & started dancing with her. She was having the best time in her life because she loved to dance! Her precious memories will always be in our hearts! RIP, Betty❣️✝️

Dana Massey Ravitsky

Craig and Lisa, so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She sounds like a vivacious and loving mother, and I can understand your heavy heart with her passing. My prayer for you is to embrace those many memories, knowing she was God’s gift to you for awhile. In eternity she will be waiting for you with her army wide open. God bless and keep you in His loving arms

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