Janice Benoit Girouard

June 21, 1941 - August 13, 2020

Janice Benoit Girouard, 79, of Beaumont, died Thursday, August 13, 2020, at Pelican Bay Memory Care, Beaumont, with her girls by her side. She was born on June 21, 1941, to Meta Ancelet Benoit and Lee R. Benoit, in Scott, Louisiana. She graduated Scott High School in 1959.

Jan is survived by her daughters Anita Seegers and Angela Morman and their husbands Alan Seegers and Mike Morman all of Beaumont; sister Dyan Pollock of Couer d’Alene, Idaho; brother Don Benoit of Ossun, Louisiana; her grandchildren Monica Huff and her partner Karen Shattuck, Nicholas Morman, Malaina Seegers, and Christopher Morman; and her great-grandchildren Cade, Colin, and Claire Rinando.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, James Howard Girouard.

Jan lived a wonderful life. After her daughters graduated high school, she went to Alvin Community College where she graduated with honors and became a court reporter. Immediately upon graduation she opened Jan Girouard & Associates court reporting firm in Beaumont. As a local business owner, Jan’s reputation for hard work and ethics was an inspiration to all those fortunate enough to know her. You were even luckier if you were ever blessed to sit at her dinner table. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her girls and their families. She had a passion for life and everything that entailed: working, traveling, cooking and entertaining and making memories with her dear friends.

The family greatly appreciates the love, thoughts and prayers of the many people whose lives were made brighter and better by having known Jan. We would like to thank all of her precious caregivers and her doctor, Bradley Morman, for their love and care.

A gathering of Jan’s family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., with a rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves. We will be observing social distancing guidelines.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6055 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77087.

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Brenda Travis

I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She’s always held a special place in my heart. My deepest condolences to you girls!

Irene meguess

Anita and Angie I am sorry for your loss. Your .mother was a special lady. Take care.

Sandra and Russ Bridges

Jan was the most efficient, dedicated, dependable and honest court reporter in this entire area for many years. Absolutely beautiful personality. Blessed to have known this amazing lady. Rest in Peace, Jan.

David Smith

Anita and Angie, I send you both my condolences. I know how close you were to your dear mother and I’m so very sorry to hear of her passing. She was indeed very proud of you and I hope you are both forever filled with the joy you gave to each other.

Joyce Arceneaux

A beautiful lady! Special , fond memories. Thank you Marie for all you do!

Amy Briggs

Angie, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Losing a parent is one of the hardest things we will ever go through. Cherish your memories.

Ginny McCluskey

I’m very sorry for the loss of your mother. Jan and I referred work back and forth to each other’s firms. She was a lovely, professional lady and will be missed by many Texas court reporters who knew her. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Elizabeth Parks

Anita and Angie, I am so sorry for your loss. I always admired Jan. I enjoyed talking with her at conversations. She was quite a lady. Prayers for peace.

Mary and T. Lynn Walden

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. Amen Jan was such a sweet lady. We are so sad to hear of her passing.

Debbie Ray

Angela...I am so sorry for your loss....praying for Gods Comfort and Peace

Jo Anne Leger

I am so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. She was one of the kindest souls I ever met and always treated everyone with respect. Prayers to Anita and Angie and all of your family. She was such a treasure!


So sorry for your loss, Jan was an amazing lady. She will be missed by everyone.

Patricia Siebert

I’m so sorry for your loss. I loved seeing Jan and visiting with her at Pelican Bay. She will be missed ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lisa Chapman

Anita and Angie, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your precious mother. She was a wonderful person and I truly admired her. My prayers are with you and your family.

Michele Smith

Anita and Angie: I just learned of your Mom’s passing. I am so sorry. She was a such a kind , dear woman and I will never forget how supportive and thoughtful she was to me as I began my career. .I will forever remember her beautiful smile and gracious manner. Please know you and your family will be in my prayers.

Michael Truncale

Anita and Angie, I am so sorry to receive word of your mom’s passing. She was a lovely and dignified lady who made a significant contribution to the legal community.