Trudy Dry

May 30, 1923 - September 2, 2022

Trudy Dry, 99, of Beaumont, died Friday, September 2, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont.

Trudy was born in May of 1923 to parents Elizabeth and Lewis, and raised in the small mining town of Trojan, South Dakota. She enjoyed roaming the Black Hills of South Dakota along with her brother Robert, and sister Thelma Marjorie, both who preceded her in death.

She graduated from Lead High School at age 18, married her high school sweetheart, Carlton (Cottie) Dry in 1942 and worked as a secretary until the beginning of WW11. They lived in Casper after the war years and began to raise their family of 5 children: Diane, Ronald, Randle, Gary, and Nancy. After 21 years in Casper, the family relocated to Beaumont, Texas when Cottie was transferred to the Mobil Refinery. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband in the late 1970s, after which she stood strong and proudly raised her family of 5 children, 9 grandchildren, and eventually helped raise 10 great-grandchildren.

Trudy always took great pride in being a good wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Her greatest goal in life was to be here for her family, whenever they needed her. Her greatest joy in life was to watch her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren play.

She loved birthdays and holidays, baking her traditional Pasties for big family gatherings, small teddy bears, dolls, country music, playing the old-fashioned slot machines, a big piece of pie, and a good cup of coffee, along with a million other things that made her happy.

Her family would like her to be remembered as someone who always put everyone else’s needs before her own, wished for only the best for her loved ones and her friends, welcomed strangers to her table, and truly was the grandest of mothers.

Mrs. Dry’s funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 8, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will be at Highland Cemetery, Casper, Wyoming.


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Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 8, 2022
  • 10:00 am

Comments (9)

    Greg Jaggers says:

    Just found out, so sorry for the loss of such a nice person.

    Beth Mistrot says:

    Trudy will be missed. Trudy and I were friends at St. Andrews and neighbors when I lived in Beaumont. She was always so sweet . My prayers are with the whole family.

    Bill & Jackie Holton says:

    Randy & family,
    We are saddened by your loss. Yet, what a blessing to have had a loving mom for so many years. God comfort you all in your grief; you are in our prayers.

    Donna & Jeff LaGrone says:

    Jeff & I would like to extend our condolences. Ms. Trudy was an amazing lady. She loved family & always made everyone feel welcomed. She will be truly missed.

    Roger Hodges says:

    Cherie and I would like to extend our condolences to the family. We enjoyed numerous invites to holiday meals and family gatherings. Trudy was admired and deeply respected for her dedication to her family and friends.

    Pamela Saur says:

    Steve and I send our condolences to all of Trudy’s family and friends. Of course we are in that group too. We were fortunate to get to know her over the years and realize what a sweet and caring person she was. It is nice that she lived to the “ripe old age” of 99 years. Love, Pam and Steve Saur

    Mary Ann Aldridge Cohen says:

    I remember Mrs. Dry as the finest, most loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She devoted her life to seeing after and caring for all of you. You are blessed to have had her for so many years. My prayers are with you during this sorrowful time.

    David Aldridge says:

    Trudy was the real definition of a caring and loving woman. She spent most of her life loving her children, grandchildren, and her great grandchildren. I will pray for you in your tremendous loss.. I’m sure you will miss her deeply.

    David Aldridge says:

    Trudy was the real definition of a fine caring woman. She always devoted her love and care to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I’m so sure she will be tremendously missed by all. My prayers go out to all of you in this difficult time. God bless you.

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