Martha Jo Salim

October 1, 1929 - October 14, 2022

Martha Jo Salim, 93, of Beaumont, died Friday, October 14, 2022. She was born October 1, 1929, in Groesbeck, to Helen Allen Smith and Kelly Smith. Martha graduated from Lamar University in 1972 and taught at All Saints Episcopal School.

She was a graduate of Lamar University in 1975 with a degree in Education. Martha was very proud of her degree in Education. She taught at All Saints Episcopal School before joining her husband Sam, in Indonesia. Martha taught all twelve grades in Indonesia for the Americans. One of her favorite accomplishments was raising much needed funds for an orphanage. She spoke of the danger she faced when she tried to deliver the funds to the orphanage. Living in a Muslim country brought her extra danger since she was a Christian.

She is survived by her son, Sam J. Salim and his wife, Beverly, of Lumberton; grandchildren, Maria Salim of Lumberton; David Salim and his wife, Chelsee, of Beaumont; Adam Salim; great-grandchildren, Jakob LeBlue, Gavin LeBlue, Lyra LeBlue, all of Lumberton, Maverick Salim and Stetson Salim, both of Beaumont; daughter-in-law, Mary Salim of Beaumont; sister-in-law, Betty Salim Robinson, of El Dorado, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Salim, Sr.; son, Nick Salim; and grandson, Daniel Salim.

A gathering of Mrs. Salim’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lamar University Foundation, P.O. Box 11500, Beaumont, Texas 77710 or Lumberton Memorial 5, 103 South L.H.S. Drive Lumberton, Texas 77657.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • November 4, 2022
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • November 4, 2022
  • 2:00 pm


Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (8)

    Doris Duke says:

    I knew Martha through Beaumont Christian Women/s Club which was started in 1981. I remember going to her home many times for prayer meetings. Her Mother had also attended whom I had met. I have many dear memories of her.

    Jay Old says:

    I loved Mrs. Salim and remember her as a great teacher who had the patience of Jobe. She taught me in 6th grade. She was a wonderful person, who cared for her students. She was reading Charolotte’s Web aloud to our class when I was pulled out of the room because of a family tragedy. She was incredibly kind to me before and especially after that, when I was extremely vulnerable. I’m proud to have been one of her many students. The world is better because of her.

    Dorothy Overstreet says:

    Thinking and praying for all the family .❤️

    Jennifer Taylor says:

    My condolences to the family of Martha Salim. She was a very sweet lady. My mother, Martha Smith, enjoyed her friendship with Martha. They always had a great time when they were together. They were also both members at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in the South Park area of Beaumont. Lots of friends and memories made at that church.

    Wayne McEwen and Cindy McEwen says:

    Cindy and I send our love and prayers. Cindy had known Martha a long time. I met her when her husband was briefly on our hospice service. What an amazing woman and servant of our Lord, Jesus Christ she was. And now our prayers are for her joy and praise be comforted by God’s grace and her family feel God’s mercy be upon them. What a privilege it was to know her.
    Love, Cindy and Wayne McEwen

    Bill & Jackie Holton says:

    To the Salim family,
    Our warmest condolences for Martha’s passing. She and our mom, Polly Holton, were best friends and shared many happy times together! We are glad to have called her our friend too.

    Beverly Salim says:

    I loved Polly. She was such a warm, life loving lady. She was an inspration to me and Martha! I have loved Martha for 44 years. Polly was uplifting and such a genuine pleasure to know!

    Bill & Jackie Holton says:

    Thank you for the nice remembrance of Polly. She had more fun going places with Martha! Good memories.

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