Ronald “Ronnie” Vidrine

October 23, 1938 - April 15, 2022

Ronald “Ronnie” Vidrine, 83, of Lumberton, died Friday, April 15, 2022. He was born October 23, 1938, in Pine Prairie, Louisiana, to Marjorie Ardoin Vidrine and Emile Vidrine. Ronnie was a laboratory technician at Eastex Papermill in Evadale for thirty-six years.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Ruth Vidrine; daughter, Denise Schaeffer and her husband, Bret, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Annie Simmons and her husband, Kendal; Wesley Schaeffer and his wife, Lauren, all of Beaumont; great-grandchild, Paige Simmons; brother-in-law, Robert Hebert of Lafayette, Louisiana; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Mr. Vidrine’s visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Westgate Memorial Baptist Church, 6220 Westgate Drive, Beaumont, with Reverend Dr. Raymond McHenry officiating. His interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

The family would like to thank Westgate Memorial Baptist Church for the love and support they have shown to us during Ronnie’s extended illness. We would especially like to thank our Sunday School class for always being there for us.

We also would like to thank Professional Health and Hospice Care for their exceptional care for us over the last ten years. They will forever hold a special place inside of our hearts.

We are beyond blessed with the outpouring of love from our extended family and friends.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090, or Professional Health Care, 4347 Crow Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706, or to a hospice organization of one’s choice.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Westgate Memorial Baptist Church
  • 6220, Westgate Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • April 21, 2022
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Westgate Memorial Baptist Church
  • 6220, Westgate Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • April 21, 2022


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (12)

    Gail Jenkins says:

    I was so sad to read of Ronnie’s passing. I was always so impressed with your long, happy marriage and your obvious devotion to each other.

    I am glad you guys had so many years of retirement together.

    Gail Jenkins

    Ruth Vidrine says:

    Hi Gail, thank you so much for reaching out to me during this difficult time in my life. Ronnie had so many health issues during the last ten or so years and endured constant pain. I have so much comfort knowing he isn’t in pain anymore and is dancing on streets of gold. It was so good to hear from you. I hope you are doing well.

    Cathy Trails says:

    Ms Ruth I am sorry to hear about my dance partner. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. I have missed my hugs but I know that he is not in any pain now. You have taken such good care of him and it was an honor to watch such love. Prayers for comfort and strength

    Ruth Vidrine says:

    Cathy, thank you for all your sweet words and for taking such good care of Ronnie throughout the years. You always made us feel like family and Ronnie loved you. I miss him so much but I know he is without pain now and that brings me so much comfort. Love you.


    Ruth, I can’t say enough about the over 50 years of
    all the good times we have had with you and Ronnie
    I will forever miss him. May God bless you

    Ruth Vidrine says:

    Thank you Glen for your kind words. We will always remember our special times with y’all too. Ronnie thought the world of you and valued your friendship. Love you and Shirley.

    Carolyn King says:

    Dear Neecie,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and offer you comfort in the days ahead.

    Neesie Schaeffer says:

    Thank you Carolyn. We are so grateful that he is no longer in pain. He suffered for years. Mom and I appreciate your sweet words!
    Neesie ❤️

    Ricky Holmes says:

    Ruth and Denise, I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Vidrine was a fine man. Lots of good memories.

    Neesie Schaeffer says:

    Thank you Ricky for your kind words. He will be missed. Mom and I are thankful that he is no longer in pain. He has been ill for several years and on hospice care for 5 months.

    We appreciate you taking time to send us a message.

    Ruth and Denise

    Sharon (Loggins) Hughes says:

    Ruth and Denise, I am so sorry to read about his passing. I am wishing you comfort at this time. Both of you, and the rest of the family, are in my thoughts

    Neesie Schaeffer says:

    Thank you so much Sharon for your sweet words. My daddy was ready to go. He suffered for such a long time. We take comfort in knowing that he is in heaven and pain free!

    Denise and Ruth ????

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *