Obituaries

Tue
01
Dec

Vernon “Bo” Strother

Vernon “Bo” Strother, 66 died Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at his home. A native of Oakdale, LA, Bo was a longtime resident of Vidor who proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Bo loved to fish and hunt but especially enjoyed spending time at the beach with his grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, November 30, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral service will be Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Bo is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Thelma Strother, 5 daughters, Elizabeth Hewett of Splendora, TX, Marlesa Gould and husband Ron of Vidor, Stephanie Ardoin and husband Chad of Ville Platte, LA, Denice Jackson and husband Josh of Bronson, TX, and Chrissie Strother of Mauriceville.

Tue
01
Dec

Carol “Poochie” Richard

Carol “Poochie” Richard, 64, a lifelong resident of Vidor died Friday, November 27th, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family after a two and a half year battle with pancreatic cancer. She enjoyed cooking and spending quality time with her family and friends but she especially loved to spend time with her grand daughter Savannah Richard. Poochie is survived by her loving husband,Byron Richard of 32 years, 1 son, Joe Richard and wife Whitney of Vidor, 1 grand daughter, Savannah Richard, 3 sisters, Dorothy Stanton of Evadale, Sylvia Lee of San Antonio, TX, and Cecile Spears of Vidor. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Erika Spears of Vidor along with numerous nieces and nephews. Poochie was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Marie Spears, 1 brother, John “Sonny” Spears, and 3 sisters, Algie Mae Williamson, Elvis Freeman, and JoAnn Wilson. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m..

Wed
25
Nov

Ruth Garlington

Ruth Powell Garlington, 89, of Jasper, died Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Baptist Hospital in Beaumont with complications from a massive stroke. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home, Jasper.
Wed
25
Nov

Donald W. Eddy

Donald W. Eddy, 63, of Vidor, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015. He was a lover of the outdoors and animals. He enjoyed fishing. He was hard working all of his life and he never missed work. He never said no.
Wed
25
Nov

Shiela Ann Shepherd

Shiela Ann Shepherd, 65, passed away on November 21, 2015 at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. She was born on March 30, 1950, to the late Jodie Shepherd and the late Ruby Bailey.
Wed
25
Nov

Annette Flowers

Annette Flowers, 72, of Vidor died Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at her residence.
Wed
25
Nov

Ruth Marion Senjem

Ruth M. Senjem, 93, of Vidor died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Harbor Hospice Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Sargent, Minnesota, she was a longtime resident of Hayfield, MN before moving to Vidor, TX 5 years ago.
Tue
24
Nov

Ruth Marion Senjem

Ruth M. Senjem, 93, of Vidor died Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Harbor Hospice Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Sargent, Minnesota, she was a longtime resident of Hayfield, MN before moving to Vidor, TX 5 years ago. Ruth worked for Libby’s Packing Plant over 27 years in Rochester, MN, enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and baking. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, November 23, 2015 at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:30 pm Monday, November 23, 2015 at Memorial Funeral Home. Ruth is survived by her daughter Mary Distad of Vidor, TX, 5 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Martin and Regina Exe, daughter Dorothy Hougthon, 2 son-in-laws Russell Hougthon and Eugene Distad, brother Joesph Exe, sisters Gladys Johnson, Hazel Lee, Doris Roe and Stella Roe.

Tue
24
Nov

Donald W. Eddy

 

Tue
24
Nov

Shiela Ann Shepherd

Shiela Ann Shepherd, 65, passed away on November 21, 2015 at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. She was born on March 30, 1950, to the late Jodie Shepherd and the late Ruby Bailey. Shiela was a loving mother and grandmother who always had a smile for everyone. Shiela is survived by her brothers John Shepherd and his wife Nancy, Glen Shepherd, her sister Janet Walker, her sons Sean Purcell and his wife Katrina, Doyle Wilcox and his wife Nina, Joseph Guidry and his wife Ashley, daughter Shannon Howard and her husband Duv, 9 grandchildren Emily, Krystiana, Alexandra, Ashleigh, Blake, Bret, Cade, Karson and Olivia; 2 great grandchildren Bryleigh and Brailynn, Shiela was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, A private memorial will be held for Hall family and friends. Shiela will be greatly missed by her family and many many friends. A public memorial celebrating her life will also be held on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Vidor.

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