Maurine Ener Behrens

April 10, 1926 - June 26, 2022

Maurine Ener Behrens, 96, of Beaumont, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Beaumont, Texas. She was born on April 10, 1926, in Hemphill, Texas to Bennena Smith Ener and Norman Ener.

Maurine is survived by her loving husband of seventy years, Paul Behrens of Beaumont, their daughter, Beth Christal of Buda, and son, Paul “P.D.” Behrens Jr. and his wife, Tanya, of Beaumont. She is reunited in heaven with their daughter, Barbara Galloway of Hemphill, who passed in January of 2021. Maurine was affectionately known as “Honey” to her seven grandchildren: Stacy Johnson and her husband, Edward; Marc Christal and his wife, Jessica; Shelby Lopez and her husband, Ram; Brady Behrens and his wife, Janaye; Samantha Templeton and her husband, Josh; Shay Galloway; Sophie Galloway; and eleven great-grandchildren: Grayson Johnson, Parker and Vivienne Christal, Emory, Ramsey, and Brenham Lopez, Paul, Sarabeth, Grant, and Lucy Behrens, and Gabe Templeton. Maurine also had numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The family is forever grateful to the love and care provided by Carolina Batista, whom they consider part of the Behrens’ Family.

Born and raised in East Texas and through the Great Depression, Maurine developed many valuable skills during her early years, such as: tending to the family garden, canning vegetables, dressing deer, cooking, and maintaining a home. Maurine graduated from Stephen F. Austin University and then taught Home Economics. Maurine loved to tell the story of how she met Paul through mutual friends. Fittingly, their first date was to play their favorite game, Bridge. Paul was apparently smitten because he invited her to attend a service at the Methodist church with him the next morning. Maurine’s loved ones recall the affectionate banter between them and how she could hold her own with Paul’s quick wit. The love and life of Paul and his “Maudie” has been an inspiration for generations. Maurine devoted her life to her family as a wife, mother, and homemaker. Maurine was loving, but firm and poised, yet fun. She could always be relied upon to make her grandchildren a milkshake or teach them how to do a dove call. She was a worthy opponent in dominos or any card game. Maurine loved holidays and always opened their home to host these special celebrations. She could often be found in the kitchen cooking up a good home cooked meal or a family favorite: fried venison. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, making crafts, traveling the country with Paul and their friends, and visiting with extended family that she was very close to. Paul and Maurine always maintained beautiful flower beds and took pride in showing their blooms. Maurine was a longtime active member at Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont, where she was a proud member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class. Those who knew her knew that her faith was genuine and unwavering. Maurine especially loved yellow roses, which are now viewed with fondness as a tribute to her by her family.

Maurine is preceded in death by her parents, her three siblings: Marjorie Savoy and her husband, Joe; Nelwyn Meredith and her husband, Dudley; and Norman Ener and his wife, Mary Helen; and daughter: Barbara Galloway.

A gathering of Mrs. Behrens’ family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Broussard’s 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution in Maurine’s name can be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713 or a charity of your choice.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • July 9, 2022
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • July 9, 2022
  • 2:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (14)

    Missie Landry says:

    Love, prayers, & the deepest condolences to the whole family.

    Angela and Ray Baker says:

    Heaven has gained a sweet angel. Praying for all of you and asking God to comfort you and give you peace. Love to all❤️

    Glenn and Beth McClammy says:

    Prayers and good thoughts with the Behrens family realizing it’s been a difficult time since April your Mom fought a long battle lived a good life and enjoyed a loving family

    Betty Nicholas says:

    Dear Paul and family, so sorry to hear of Maurine’s passing. She was such a beautiful person, inside and out. My condolences to the whole family.

    Lloyd Betar says:

    I count myself fortunate to have known Maurine Behrens. She was a beautiful lady with a tender heart. She will be missed by all. Paul, you and your family are in my prayers.

    Beth christal says:

    Thank you for the kind words and support during this time. Fiends are the best!

    Sandra Womack says:

    PD and family,
    So sorry for your loss. I only met Ms. Behrens a couple of times but remember what a sweet lady she was. Prayers of comfort for your family.

    Helen Falgout Baker says:

    So sorry to about your Mom’s passing. She was always such a gracious lady. Many of fun days spent at the Behrens’s home. Condolences to all????

    Beth christal says:

    Thank you for the kind words and support during this time.

    Ana and John Wallace says:

    We have just learned of your mother’s passing. We will always remember her as a wonderful neighbor and a gracious lady with a sweet smile, of course.
    Deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    Ana and John Wallace

    Ruth and CJ sonnier says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Maurine was a special lady. She will be missed by so many people. We’re keeping all of you in our prayers love y’all

    Kathie Walker says:

    P D, Tanya, and Samantha, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady and I really enjoyed being in the Fidelis Class with her and enjoyed being at games day. Will be keeping your family and Paul in my prayers.

    Carol Shaffer says:

    So very sorry to hear of Mrs Behrens passing! She was a wonderful lady. Remember fun times at Beth and Barbara’s home Spending the night and making butter rolls! Beth and PD and Mr Behrens you are all in our prayers!!

    Patty Burmeister says:

    I am so sorry to read of Mrs Behrens passing. She was such a delight to work with at church functions. She was the sweetest lady. She will be missed. Prayers for her family.

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