Kh. Louise Hugh Hale Badeen
Kh. Louise Hugh Hale Badeen, 93, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, August 18, 2021. She was born on December 27, 1927, in Rush Springs, Oklahoma, to Opal Violet Fields Hale and William Hugh Hale.
Louise enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and the University of Oklahoma, studying to be a fashion designer, and enjoyed sewing all her life. Louise assisted her husband at multiple church parishes and in the founding of several missions. A reluctant world traveler, she visited Europe and the Middle East on numerous occasions to assist her husband on assignments with the Antiochian Orthodox Church. She met everyone from Kings to refugees, treating them all equally with the same love and respect she would give a visitor to her own home.
During her life Louise took on guardianship of five nephews during their high school and college years while they relocated from the Middle East to the United States, in addition to giving motherly care to a whole generation of seminary students from around the world. She was a mother to everyone she met always ensuring they were cared for and loved.
Survivors include her daughter, Farida Badeen, of Beaumont; son, George Badeen and his wife, Geralyn, of Northville, Michigan; daughter-in-law, Linda Badeen, of New Hudson, Michigan; grandchildren, Kevin and his wife, Jodie; Dana and her husband, Marijn; John and his wife, Nina; Michael and his wife, Nicole; and Christy; and six great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of sixty-five years, Father John Badeen; and son, Major James Badeen.
A graveside service for Mrs. Badeen will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 23, 2021, at St. Michael’s Cemetery under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Texas Food Bank, 3845 South MLK Jr. Parkway, Beaumont, Texas 77705; or to Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705.
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St. Michael’s Cemetery
- , , Beaumont, TX, 77702,
- August 23, 2021
- 10:00 am - 10:30 am