Susan (Sue) LaRousse

August 14, 1932 - September 10, 2020

Susan (Sue) LaRousse, 88, of Wimberley, Texas, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

She was born in Beaumont, Texas, on August 14, 1932, and was a long-time resident of Bevil Oaks, Texas. Together with her beloved husband, Tommy, they raised five beautiful children, who were their pride and joy.

Sue enjoyed painting Tommy’s wood crafted items, which they lovingly gifted to family and friends. They also enjoyed gardening together, he doing the harvesting, and she doing the canning, and sharing their bounty with friends and neighbors. Tommy and Sue made many trips across Texas visiting with their children and grandchildren, and shopping for antiques along the way. They also enjoyed traveling to credit union conventions, and Sue especially loved flying when taking those trips.

Sue was a talented poet, and her poems, written mostly to family and friends, were compiled in a book, and copies were given to her loved ones. Sue was a devoted wife and mother who loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and she will always be remembered for her caring and giving spirit.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Thelma Smith; brother, Herbert Smith, Sr., and husband, Tommy LaRousse. She is survived by her sisters, Evelyn Sherman and Connie Hooper; children, Penny Pounders and husband, Ken; Brad LaRousse and wife, Kim; Cyndi Brown and husband, Randy; Marc LaRousse and wife, Nancy; and Lisa LaRousse and husband, Randy Harrington; eleven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A family graveside service will be held at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Texas, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, on October 3, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made and designated “In Memory of Susan LaRousse” to:                                

MD Anderson Cancer Center Development Office, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210- Online: or to:

Macular Degeneration Association 5969 Cattleridge Blvd., Suite 100 Sarasota, Florida 34232.

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

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Family Graveside Service

Family Graveside Service
  • 2291 pine street beaumont tx 77703
  • 10/03/2020
  • 2:00 pm

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Terri LaRousse Stock

My deepest and sincerest sympathies! Prayed for her every night although I hadn't talked to her in years. She was always in my heart. I'm sorry I will not be able to be there for the service. Thinking of all my cousins at this time. ❤

Nancy Budd Pattie

My deepest condolences to each family member, and all the family friends, I loved your Mom and Dad like my own family. I was blessed to being close to each of them for more than 40 years, and heard so many wonderful stories about each of their five children and their families. Through their many stories, I could feel the love they had for each of you. I pray for eternal rest for Sue, and know she is reunited with Tommy! I am so honored to have shared their friendship for so many years, peace and love to each of you.

Bruce & Suzanne (Smith) Cordova

I have so many sweet memories of my precious Aunt Sue (& sweet Uncle Tommy, too). I know she is at peace in Heaven with Our Lord. I'm sure she was joyously met by her many loved ones when her soul reached Heaven. Prayers for all of my cousins. Keep her happy memories in your hearts Love, Suzanne

Paul & Mayor Becky Ford

Our deepest sympathy to the Larousse children and grandchildren. What a blessing to have had two such talented and loving parents who gave so much of themselves so freely to others. Bevil Oaks is certainly a better place as a result of their many years of loving and working for the good of this little community. It was such a privilege to know them and work with them in the community for so many years. It has been said, "Behind every good man is a great woman". Sue certainly was that great woman as her life work and the beautiful family she raised attests. She will always be loved and remembered by so many.

Bobbie McCandless Hamilton

I am sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. Her Mom and Dad were cousins of My Dad. Her Dad was a brother of Dora Smith Markby. Also just heard of Connie’s passing.