Rene’ Spector, 69, passed away in Beaumont on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 after a courageous 25-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born on October 2, 1951, in Houston, Texas to Udis Samuelson Shapiro and David Shapiro.
She graduated from Bellaire High School in 1969 and then received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. Rene’ moved to Beaumont soon after marrying the love of her life and spent over 25 years devoted to education, first teaching at Peach Elementary and retiring from Hamshire-Fannett Middle School. She was an incredible, loving, and supportive mother to her three beautiful children and a wonderful Bubbie to her three adorable granddaughters. She was an active member of Temple Emanuel where she served on the Temple Board, was a member of the Sisterhood, and taught Hebrew to countless children in Sunday school and in preparations for their Bar/Bat-Mitsvahs. Rene’ was an avid reader, always reaching for the latest Patricia Cornwell novel, loved the theater, enjoyed singing and dancing every chance she got, and loved spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Mike Spector; sons, William Spector and his wife, Lindsay, and Jonathan Spector and his wife, Ori; daughter, Rachel Spector; brothers, Allen Shapiro and his wife, Wendy, and Michael Shapiro and his wife, Barbara; granddaughters, Grace Spector, Isabelle Spector, and Liel Spector; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Udis and David Shapiro; and sister, Stephenie Shapiro.
Memorial contributions for Mrs. Spector may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 91891, Washington, DC 20090-1891.
A graveside service for Mrs. Spector will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2021 at Kol Israel Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.
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- 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas
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Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
- 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701
Dear Mike and family, I was saddened to hear the news of Rene's passing on Wednesday. I am so very sorry for your loss and know what you are going through at this time. My sincerest condolences are with you all in your time of sorrow! Rene's memory will live on in all of our hearts and will remain there forever! She was loved beyond measure and we were all lucky to have shared many wonderful memories...never to leave our hearts! Now, she has her wings and can FLY! Praying for you all...most sincerely, Rick Moore
Charlene Shorty Decuir
Mike and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Rene' was such a special lady and wonderful Mom and wife! she was always a joy to by around and I am so thankful I had the pleasure to be a small part of her life. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you guys!!
Although unheard, I thank you For always being there. Even when you were bedridden, You always seemed to care. You meant so much to all of us; You were special and that's no lie. You brightened up the darkest day And even the greyest sky. Many tears I have seen and cried. They have all poured out like rain. I know that you are happy now 'Cause you're no longer in pain. Four years on, I remember you And what you used to say. You made each of us smile And live to the fullest each day. They say in time it gets easier. I believe this isn't true Because even after all this time, I still don't have a clue. I was not ready to say goodbye. Your disease just over took, So on this day we remember you. I take a second look. Our friendship is forever. Until death, did we part. Although you're away physically, You're always in my heart. A
David & Lea Desormeaux
Mike, We are so sorry to hear about your loss of your lovely wife, Rene. We always enjoyed spending trick r treat night with you two at Sue and Judy's house. She was always a joy to be around. RIP Rene.
Barbara and Larry Peyton
Although our visits together were far too few, each one was so special. The love Rene’ shared for her husband, family and friends was undeniable. Her commitment to her community as a public school teacher and faith leader were exemplary!. I will remember her beauty, the twinkle in her eye when she smiled, and her positive approach to life’s challenges . May fond memories provide comfort to all who loved and admired her.
So sorry for your loss. Fred, Sheila and Derek
I met Rene when she taught my daughter at Trinity Pre-School. She was an excellent teacher and my daughter loved her. We developed a friendship during that time and we also met little Rachel Spector who attended Trinity. Rachel visited our home for playdates several times and was as sweet as her mom. My son-in-law enjoyed meeting and visiting with Rachel on a visit to Israel. I didn’t know the Spector boys, but I knew Mike for years as I shopped frequently at the shoe store—they are a beautiful family. My condolences to each of you at this difficult time, and may you find comfort knowing that Rene now rests in peace.
Mike, so sorry to hear about Rene,, she was such a sweet an amazing person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.