Eloise McDaniel Pevoto

September 24, 1923 - March 21, 2022

Doris Eloise McDaniel Pevoto, 98, of Beaumont, died Monday, March 21, 2022. She was born on September 24, 1923, in Beaumont to Helen Hagy McDaniel and Lucilius McDaniel. Eloise retired as an executive secretary in the Petroleum State Insurance and South Park High School.

Throughout her life, Eloise was active in the community, volunteering with various charities, including Ubi Caritas. She was also a member of the former Beaumont Independent School District “Committee of 100” which helped develop BISD’s student assignment plan when the near-bankrupt district was annexed into the South Park Independent School District.

Eloise is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Donya Perkins; her parents and sisters, Georgia Mae “Sister” McDaniel and Patricia “Patsy” Leehin Purks.

Survivors include her daughter, Donna L. Littrell of Lumberton; grandson, Jerry Jordan of Lumberton; great-granddaughter, Justine Jordan; and several other family members and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her caregivers, Spindletop Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Altus Hospice, particularly Kelci, Jessica, Tiffany, and Da’Shondra.

Memorial contributions may be made to Speedway Children’s Charities, 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord, North Carolina 28027; Some Other Place, 590 Center Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701; or The NASCAR Foundation, 1 Daytona Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114.

Per Mrs. Pevoto’s wishes, there will be no services. Her arrangements were handled by Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Tx.

Comments (4)

    Christina Joyner says:

    I worked with Georgia Mae at First Methodist and came to know her extended family through her. I always enjoyed sparing with Elouise about qhatever the issue of the day. She was a very sharp lady. Rest in peace friend.

    Stephanie Tyo says:

    Spry, witty, ornery, these are the words that come to mind to describe Eloise. Some of her stories were too wild to believe but also, I believe them. Stubborn, sweet and loving. She loved baseball; did she really know Nolan Ryan personally? I don’t know, I’d like to think so. Did she waterski when she couldn’t swim? Probably. Every time we spoke she said she was praying for me and my family and that I believe. I am so glad she was able to meet Louis, who is named after her. Had he been a girl it would have been Eloise, instead we got Louis Elwood, as close as I could get. I hope you are raising a ruckus in heaven with Lady. I miss you and love you dearly. I’m so sorry I didn’t call more. I hope you got the flowers on Valentine’s day. I’ll kick Stefan for you.

    She said it was hard growing old and watching your friends all go before you, now she’s with them and I find some peace in that.

    Tom Head says:

    I was not only blessed to have known Eloise but blessed even more to have loved her like my very own aunt. Not one to hold back her opinions and thoughts, she would interject them with just enough humor to make you take a step back and appreciate the quick wit that was incorporated with them. I cherished my time with her growing up and coming to Beaumont to visit her. As I got older, my first stop in Texas was to visit with Eloise which always included sitting in her living room and talking for hours. Her energetic persona and quick wit never left her even when I would frequently visit her at Spindletop in the last year. Older and a little frail recently, her hugs were just as affectionate and loving as when I was a child visiting her those days in Beaumont. She will be missed. Love you Eloise.

    Rene Tyo says:

    Eloise was a good friend to my mother and father and also to my children. She was a character for sure and will be missed.

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