Shirley Foret Hebert

March 19, 1935 - December 25, 2020

Shirley Foret Hebert, 85, of Beaumont, died Friday, December 25, 2020, at Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital. She was born on March 19, 1935, to Mary Brignac Foret and Wade H. Foret, in Eunice, Louisiana.

Shirley was a loving wife of 60 years, mother, and grandmother who always went above and beyond to take care of her family. She loved to visit, laugh and have fun with family and friends. She liked to entertain and was an excellent cook. Shirley always decorated for the holidays, birthdays, and made every gathering special with delicious food and heartfelt love. She loved giving to others. Shirley also enjoyed painting and creating flower arrangements.

She was a member of the Mary Howell Garden Club of Beaumont, and the Craft Club, a ladies social group. Also, she and her husband, Cal, were members of the 50s Club, a group of couples who have been married for 50 years or longer.

Shirley and Cal loved the beach. They were involved in neighborhood activities, such as the Mardi Gras court. The beach house was a place for family to gather and many happy, lasting memories were made there.

Shirley’s legacy will be how she taught her children and grandchildren to be strong in their faith, live with gratitude and celebrate life. She was a very caring soul who always put family first.

In their later years, Shirley and Cal enjoyed sitting on their back deck feeding the squirrels and the birds and talking about life.

Survivors include her daughters, Phyllis Hebert Russo and her husband, Louis, of Clear Lake; Michelle Hebert of The Woodlands; and Lynette Hebert Brown of Spring; grandchildren, Christopher Russo, Michael Russo and his wife, Kendall, Faith Brown, and Kaylin Brown; sister, Theresa Suire and her husband, Allen, of Beaumont; and brother, Benjamin Foret of Eunice, Louisiana.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Cal Hebert.

A gathering of Mrs. Hebert’s family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont. Her entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77706-3240 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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Mass of Christian Burial

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Kelly Simon

Thank you Hebert sisters for sharing your parents with me at a time that I needed guidance the most! I will always cherish the acceptance and warmth I felt with y'all!

Linda Fong

John and I met Shirley and Cal many years ago when we were just two young couples beginning our lives together. We lived in two little rented houses on Verde St. in Groves.. They had two beautiful little red headed girls and we had two little boys.Our children were best friends. We had some wonderful times together. Shirley was the best Cajun cook. Cal was always smiling. I loved them a lot and will miss them dearly. Cal was waiting in heaven for Shirley as John is waiting for me. So long dear friend.

Jerry Mask

My deepest condolences for your loss. Prayers be with all the family

Jackie Holton

Shirley was a friend to many of our ladies at Westgate Church of Christ. We enjoyed her company at several of our luncheons through the years and she became known for her quiet charm and pleasant ways. We first met her through our shared friend Valera Phelp. Shirley will be missed.

Angela Ricks

Shirley Hebert was an amazing, beautiful, special woman. She loved with her whole heart and I consider myself beyond fortunate to have known her. She was always so kind to me and welcomed me into her family with open arms and an open heart. I will forever cherish the memories of our trips to Biloxi and relaxing at the beach with martinis. She was a queen, no doubt about that. She is in my heart forever.

Kenny Allen

I didn't have a chance to know Mrs.Hebert however I know of two of her daughters Lynette and Michelle. From the things I see in them like a kind and caring spirit and a joyful heart, I can imagine those two leaves didn't fall far from the tree. Im sorry for the family"s loss I know your Momma will be missed greatly just like your Daddy was.

Gary Humble

Our hearts are broken that Uncle Cal and now Aunt Shirley have passed on. To the 3 girls and your families, please know that Spring and I love you very much and send our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Some of my fondest memories as a child was when Uncle Cal and Aunt Shirley would come into town with the girls to spend time with our family. I remember us as cousins (boys and girls) getting together at our grandparents house to play cards and board games. I know Phyllis must remember because she would win most of the time. The fun and laughter and great food during those visits were the best of times. Aunt Shirley was such a gentle and kind person and I'll always remember her that way. Now she is with her soul mate once again for eternity.

Bill Colston

Sorry to see that Shirley has gone from this earth. I pray the family makes it through this trying time knowing that she is now in a better place. I knew her and Cal thru our years at work..

delores webb

I''m so sorry not to have kept in touch with shirley and cal We talked a couple of months ago and were finally planning on getting together soon She and I took art classes together many years ago and she, cal and my husband and i visited at each others houses once a month sharing memories and food They were an awesome couple and so very kind We send our sympathy to their children and all their loved ones.