Dorothy Minnette LaGrone

December 11, 1935 - October 3, 2020

Dorothy “Minnette” Allen LaGrone, 84, of Colmesneil, formerly of Nederland, passed from this life surrounded by family Saturday, October 3, 2020. She was born December 11, 1935, in Beaumont, to the late Mary Lee Allen and F.L. Allen, Sr.

Minnette was a beautifully elegant, smart, and savvy devoted wife, mother of two, and grand-momma. A lovely hostess to many throughout the years. She was a woman of many talents. She helped her husband earn his master’s degree, as well as, hosted many of their military friends and neighbors, students, and family, through the years with her delicious secret recipes she held dear.

After many years in Nederland, Minnette helped her husband build a beautiful home in the country. Her green thumb allowed her family to enjoy bluebonnets, tulips, sunflowers, and more. She loved the beach, going fishing, and sitting around the campfire and listening to country music and the boys telling their stories. Minnette was a Dallas Cowboys fan. She enjoyed crocheting doilies and blankets, sewing, and doing crossword puzzles.

“We love you and know that you were the backbone that made all we have possible.”

Survivors include her children, Willie C. LaGrone and wife, Dagmar, of Port Acres and Susan Kay Smith and husband, Gary Mike, of Pineland; brother, Roger Allen and wife, Mackie, of Fannett; sister, Juanita Albritton, of Pasadena; six grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren and one on the way; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of fifty-seven years, Willie Judson LaGrone; brothers, Fred Allen, Jr. and wife, Jerry and R.G. Allen, Sr. and wife, Elsie; and sister, Evelyn Allen.

A gathering of Mrs. LaGrone’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

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Greenlawn Memorial Park - Groves

Greenlawn Memorial Park - Groves
  • 3900 twin city hwy groves tx 77619

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 10/07/2020
  • 10:00 am

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 10/06/2020
  • 6:17 pm

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Shelly Parigi Allen

Minnette was such a nice lady. She welcomed me into the family with open arms. May she rest in peace.

Glen Moyer

Willie and Minnette were both such wonderful people and friends. As one of Willie’s band kids She always made me welcome in their homes, both in Nederland, and many years later in the country. A drop in visit was never an imposition. I regret now not having kept in touch after Willie passed. She was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Norma jean lagrone Love

What a treasure of memories in your photos=beautiful family. .I’ve never seen Most of these, nut I well remember the events. Rest in pease Minnette.

Austin Creswell

Rest In Peace Aunt Minnette. I have many fond memories from my youth with Aunt Minnette, Uncle Bill, Billy and Susan. .Great times spent together.

Don LaGrone

Minette was greatly loved by my parents and sister. She and billy and Susan spent many weekends at our family home in Nederland and although I was 10 years younger, always loved her. I lost touch with them when I went to medical school and the military but always remember them as the quintessential teenage couple when I was 10. God bless you Minette.