Laura Elaine Allums
Laura Elaine Allums, 77, of Kountze, passed away at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born December 20, 1943, in Santa Anna, Texas, to Willie B. and Miley Cariker. She married Donald Allums, Jr. on June 18, 1966.
Elaine was a teacher at Kountze High School, her alma mater, for thirty years. Teaching was her passion. She left an indelible influence on all of her students. Students of Mrs. Allums’ will have many memories from her black dress tests to her annual trips to the Houston Livestock Show. Elaine was the sponsor of Future Teachers of America and influenced many students, including her daughters, to become teachers.
Elaine loved her town and loved being involved in the community. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Kountze. She was a member of the Woman’s Club, Friends of the Library, Lion’s Club, City Council, Birding in the Big Thicket, Mayor Pro Tem, Southeast Texas Planning Commission, Kirby Hill House, Leadership Southeast Texas, and DAR. Elaine was always ready to volunteer and help any way she could.
Classical music and reading were her hobbies. She was a common fixture at the Kountze Public Library and often went to the symphony in Houston and Beaumont with friends. Her husband took their daughters hunting and fishing, and Elaine took them to the ballet and opera.
Elaine Allums is survived by her husband, Donald Allums, Jr.; daughters, Laurie Allums and Leah Graham and her husband, Jeff Graham; grandchildren, Bailey Overstreet, Miley Overstreet, Cambria and Colin Graham; three great-grandchildren; sister, Miley Cecile Hefner; and brother, James “Bud” Cariker.
A graveside service for Mrs. Allums will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Hooks Cemetery, Kountze, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Kountze Public Library, 800 Redwood Street, Kountze, Texas 77625.
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What a great lady. She was my English teacher in school and we all loved her. She will be greatly missed.
Prayers for the family. Elaine was my 10th grade English teacher. She was a tireless worker in Kountze and a devoted caregiver for her husband. She will be missed.
Elaine was a sweet lady who I met through my late husband, Carroll (Tommy) Cole. Elaine became a board member at Wildwood Resort and was always positive with her position for the betterment of Wildwood. I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, and grandmother. Grief is its own journey in life.
What a truly wonderful lady, mother, and co-worker. Elaine was like the Ever Ready battery, never slowing down. She was admired by all and dedicated to her work. My prayers go out to the family.
Leah, Laurie, Dogeye, I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman! Hardin County lost a great asset!?
So sorry for your loss I your mom was a wonderful person and liked by everyone Praying for the family God bless the family
I know your hearts are broken she was a great teacher no doubt a great wife mother friend and daughter ect .so sorry for your loss she will.be missed greatly God Bless Yall
Lanette (Williams) Tate
Mrs. Allums was my English teacher in Kountze High School.. She was a wonderful teacher. The Allum's family and the Cariker's family were all great teachers of mine. I will deeply miss Mrs. Elaine . She was a. Great Lady.
She was one of 5he best teachers I had. Always smiling and laughing.. Yes I hated walking into class and see her in all black we knew it was the test of death.
Sorry for your loss. My prayers are for God to comfort you all.God bless.
Mary Maude Mayo Morris
Rest in Peace, my sweet Cousin....Prayers for her entire Family...
Laurie and family, Iâ€™m so sorry for your loss! Your mother was my favorite teacher and such a special lady.. she will be missed by all.
MR ALLUMS AND FAMILY, I AM TRULY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS. I REMEMBER MRS. ALLUMS AS A VERY NICE AND KIND PERSON. WHEN WE WOULD ENTER HER ENGLISH CLASS ROOM, SHE WOULD ALWAYS WELCOME US WITH A BIG GENUINE SMILE AND TREATED ALL OF THE STUDENTS IN MY CLASS WITH EQUAL RESPECT. SHE WAS A SWEET LADY. THE ALLUMS FAMILY HAS MY CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS. SINCERELY, DWIGHT BIRDWELL