2011 - 2012



Rex Eugene Copeland

August 7, 1918 - December 15, 2012

Rex Eugene Copeland, loving husband and father, passed peacefully on to heaven Saturday, 12/15/2012, at the age of 94. 


He was born August 7, 1918, on a farm southwest of King City, MO, to Benjamin Porter Copeland and Georgia Mae Vaughn Copeland. He was the youngest of three sons. He attended school in a one room school house. He later would begin his 40 year teaching career in a similar rural school. He graduated from King City High School in 1937. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University where he majored in Business and minored in Math, and later a Masters Degree in Education from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. He was a life-long member of the First Christian Church of King City, and also of Port Arthur, TX.

He enlisted in the Army during WWII to help defend his country. He was placed in the Army Air Corp, where he was a flight instructor. It was during his time at the Corsicana Air Field in Corsicana, TX, where he met the love of his life, Lois Madden. They were married November 9, 1944, and shared 68 wonderful years together.

After teaching high school for 7 years in Lyman, WY, they relocated to Port Arthur, TX, where the weather more suited his Texas bride. He taught at Thomas Jefferson High School and Nederland High School. They raised 4 daughters, spending the winters in Texas and the summers in King City on the farm where he grew up.
He was a member of the Texas Classroom Teachers Assoc., Texas State Teachers Assoc., National Education Assoc., Texas Business Education Assoc., Pi Omega Pi Fraternity, Phi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity, President of the Port Arthur Classroom Teachers Assoc., NEA Delegate, and Nederland High School Teacher of the Year. 


He took many students to the Texas UIL Typing Competitions producing many finalists and a State Champion.
Rex had a very competitive spirit and enjoyed all sports, especially golf which he played well into his 80’s. He loved traveling and spending summers in King City, but above all, his family was most important to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Emile Murray Copeland and James Vaughn Copeland.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lois Madden Copeland, four daughters: Shelley Copeland of Plano, TX; Joni Dixon and husband Randy of Plano, TX; Robin Rodwell and husband Doug of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Ginni Gilgour and husband Steve of Blue Springs, MO. Also 7 grandchildren: Lindsay Dixon Bradley, Lacey Dixon Wostal, Heather Rodwell White, Ashley Rodwell, Wil Rodwell, Chase Gilgour, and Hailey Gilgour, and one great grandchild, Olivia White.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 19, at the First Christian Church, King City, MO. Burial in King City Cemetery, King City, MO. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Tuesday at the Roberson Funeral Home, King City, MO.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Christian Church of King City in care of the Roberson Funeral Home, PO Box 153, King City, MO 64463. Online condolences may be left at


(Note:  I took the above photo out of the TJ Class of 1955 Annual, his first photo in the TJ Annual, which means he probably began teaching at TJ in the Fall of 1954.)



PORT ARTHUR —   Ruth D. LeRosen, 90, died on Monday, December 24, 2012 at her residence in Port Arthur, Texas. She was a native of Shelby, Mississippi, where she graduated from Shelby High School. Ruth graduated from the Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi and later attended Stephen F. Austin University, the University of Houston and the University of Texas. When at Delta State University she was listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. In her Junior and Senior years she taught in the Demonstration School.

Ruth LeRosen was a retired school teacher having taught for many years at DeQueen, Tyrrell, Sims and Lee elementary schools in the Port Arthur Independent School District. She also taught pre-school classes for eight years at Saint George’s Episcopal Day School.

Ruth was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Port Arthur for over 50 years. She served as Pre-School Four Sunday School Director for over 25 years.  She was active in Daily Vacation Bible School and participated in the Baptist Women’s Missionary Union many years.

Ruth was an active member of the Captain William Sanders Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Port Arthur Historical Society, the Hibiscus Study Club, the Retired Teachers Association and the Fellowship Club.

Ruth will be remembered for her life of service, her many kind acts and gifts to a large group of friends. She was a generous and loving Mother and Grandmother and loved nothing better than to spend time with her family and friends. She and her husband Henry D. LeRosen were married for 55 years; he died July 31, 2000. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann Brown of Houston, Texas; a son, Dixon LeRosen of Dallas, Texas; a niece and a two nephew and three grandchildren. She will also be remembered with love by her generous caregivers, Barbara Jenkins, Shirley Jordan and Pat Robinson.

Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Friday, December 28, 2012 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Kyle Morton officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Anonymous wrote:

I am so sorry for this great loss..... Mrs LeRosen was delightful. Always so gracious to me.
I have so many stories of 'little' things she did for me to encourage me and show her boundless love.I will miss her last words to her were 'I love you' and her last words to me were 'I love you too..and thanks for calling'

December 28, 2012, 9:05 AM



December 7, 1943 - December 25, 2012

David A. Atchely    David A. Atchely, 69, of Kirbyville, Texas died Dec. 25, 2012, at UTMB in Galveston. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Trout Creek Baptist Church with burial at Kirbyville Cemetery. Survivors include his wife Sue; daughter Lyn; son Daniel; mother Miriam; daughter-in-law Cynthia Stewart; 4 grandchildren, Nathaniel, Samuel, Bailey and Ethan; and 2 brothers.

(Some are from the Beaumont Enterprise Obit website Guestbook) ......


See you later, old friend and classmate.
May Our Loving and Merciful Savior welcome David into His heavenly kingdom and grant him eternal rest. May Our Lord also give comfort, peace and strength to all of the family to carry them through this sorrowful time.


  Rodney J. Landry

November 1, 1942 - December 17, 2012

Rodney Landry, 70, of Nederland, Texas passed away December 17, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. 

He was born on November 1, 1942 in Port Arthur, Texas to the late Dewey and Sidonie Landry. Rodney was a native and lifelong area resident. He started working in the grocery business at the age of 14 and worked for Roy’s Grocery Store, and owned and operated Rodney’s Hello Grocery Store. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches on December 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., Msgr. Bennie Patillo celebrant. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2012.

Rodney is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Christy Landry; and his granddaughter, Alexis Landry; sisters, Maizel Locke and Annabelle Campbell; brother, Lloyd Landry; brother in law, Billy Locke, and sister in law, Maydelle Landry. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Landry of Nederland; his three sons, Craig Landry and wife Trish of Port Neches, Brian Landry and wife, Regina of Port Neches, and Shawn Landry and wife, Michelle of Port Neches; his sister, Elizabelle Menard of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana; his brother, Curtis Landry of Groves; and his grandchildren, Dawson Landry, Luke Landry, Brooke Landry, Allie Landry, Kaylee Landry, Konnor Landry, and Logan Landry. 


He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews and friends.


Sign the Guestbook at ...  Melancon's Funeral Home 


Back in High School we all drove different cars.  Some drove 50 Mercurys, 51 Fords, 54 Chevys, 57 Chevys, Pickup trucks.  I drove first a 51 Chevy then a 55 Chevy, rode to school at times in James Lewis's 55 Ford, or Lester Billeaud's 52 Chevy..

Rodney drove a 50 or 51 Nash.  To say it was ugly is putting it mildly.  We teased him saying, "it looks like an upside down bathtub".  But he drove it all through High School and it served him nicely.

.... Wayne Taylor




Loretta Lestage Beresky, 68, of Groves, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born February 4, 1944 in Shreveport, Louisiana to John and Sybil Gamble Lestage.
Loretta was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.

She was a registered nurse with 21 years of service at Park Place Hospital and 23 years as a home health nurse. Loretta belonged to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas and had a huge heart to care for animals.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 22, 2012 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Groves with Monsignor Kenneth Greig officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with a rosary service to begin at 6:00 p.m.

Loretta is survived by her husband of 45 years, Bill Beresky, Sr. of Groves, two daughters, Julie White and husband, Kelly of Houston, and Johnette Segura and husband, Agustin of Fannett, son, Charles Beresky of Houston, step-son, Bill Beresky, Jr. of Port Acres, and three grandchildren, Ashton Segura, Kai Segura, and Cruz Segura.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Altus Hospice for their kindness and compassion shown to our mother and family at this difficult time.


She was in our class through the 10th Grade.  That is where we obtained her early photo, from the Class of 60 Annual.



Wallace Bryan Bond

9-18-1943  -  9-16-2012


On Tuesday, October 16, 2012, classmate Bryan Bond was laid to rest at the Havens of Rest Cemetery in Beaumont, Texas.  


In attendance were classmates Mike Eaves, Nancy Pryor, and Wayne Taylor.  Also present were officials from Grammier Oberle Funeral Home who transported Bryan's casket from Port Arthur.


Also in attendance was a special person, Connie Wiltz, Director of Nursing from Mid Jefferson Hospital, one of the nurses who had administered to Bryan in his last few weeks.  She made the trip because she too felt she had to be there.  She filled us in on how his last days were lived.


A few words about your classmate Mike Eaves.  When he heard that there would be no service at Bryan's burial, he said that this was not right.  He made sure there would be a short service with the proper prayers said for our classmate.  Nancy Pryor brought the flowers that made the service complete.


Bryan was buried with friends present and in the presence of God.



Larry Louis Hathaway
April 29, 1943 - August 8, 2012


Larry Louis Hathaway, 69, of Groves passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. He was born on April 29, 1943 in Port Arthur to the late George Francis Hathaway and Rita Perron Hathaway. 


He was a retired lab technician at Texaco/Huntsman for over 30 years. Larry served in the National Guard Reserves and was a Deacon at First Baptist Church in Nederland.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church in Nederland on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. 


A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland beginning at 3:00 p.m. The family will be present from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Larry is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hathaway of Groves; son, David and wife, Jadene Hathaway of Nederland; grandchildren, Morgan and Ryland Hathaway of Nederland; brother, Henry Hathaway of Pinewood; and sister, Mary Conn of Port Acres. 


He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Roy Garner and George Hathaway.


Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.
Details and guest registry available at



Marcia McRee Mullen

Marcia Mullen passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  She was born on May 19, 1944 in Port Arthur, Texas to Edgar and Frances McRee.  At the age of 68, she went home to be with the Lord and her Savior.  She was currently living in Carrollton, Texas at Brookhaven Nursing Home near her daughter and family when she passed.  She is survived by her sister, Annis Jones, daughter, Christine Mullen, daughter, Catherine Meldrum and husband Alex, and grandchildren, Alexis and Aaron.

Marcia will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother dedicated to her family. She was compassionate to others and a long-time volunteer and supporter of women in crisis.  She always loved music and we know now she is singing with angels in heaven.  

There will be a visitation Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 pm and a funeral service Friday, July 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm.  Both will be held at Crowder Funeral Home of Dickinson, Texas. Interment will follow services at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

Those wishing to make a memorial donation in lieu of flowers may do so to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2242 West Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.


August 16, 1944 - June 25, 2012 

BETHANY - Phil Gordon Albers, 67, died June 25, 2012 in Bethany, OK. He was born August 16, 1944 in Port Arthur, TX, the son of Richard Henry and Ida Bernice (Radusch) Albers. He retired from ATT/ Lucent. 

Phil married Veltia A. Thompson on Aug. 25, 1999 in Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Veltia; son, Alex Albers and wife Chade Nash of OKC; daughter, Stacey Bjorklund and husband Scott of OKC; sister, Diane Messuri and husband Phil of Albuquerque, NM; grandson, Erik Bjorklund; step-son, Michael Thompson of OKC; step-daughter, Charlotte Cross and husband Robin of OKC; step-grandchildren, Ryan, Carly, Niki and Jamie Cross, Michael and Tisha Thompson. 

Viewing will be Wednesday, 9am-9pm with the family present from 5-7pm at Mercer-Adams. Funeral service will be Thursday, June 28, 10:00am at Mercer-Adams Chapel, 3925 N. Asbury, Bethany, OK with interment in Bethany Cemetery. 

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William Michael Briggs


William Michael "Mike" Briggs beloved husband, father, and papa died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in Round Rock, Texas.

Mike was born September 2, 1944 in Port Arthur, Texas to Willie Theodore Briggs and Mildred Lee Riley Briggs. He was a lifelong resident of the Port Arthur area. He obtained his degree in Pharmacy at UT and had retired from Eckerd Pharmacy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the great outdoors.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Connie Briggs; daughter, Michaelanne Briggs and husband Grant Nakashima all of Georgetown, Texas; son, Byron Briggs and wife Lyndi of Athens, Texas; sister, Sharrone Sprague; brother, Ted Briggs and wife Liz all of Missouri City, Texas; grandchildren, Sydney, Dylan, Seth, Sam, Sophie and Sadie.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Briggs.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012 at the funeral home.


Dolores Shavers Moran, 68, a lifelong resident of Pass Christian, passed away on December 20, 2011, at home in Pass Christian and will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Dolores' main focus in life was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend; with a heart of gold and a protective nature for those she loved.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ceville and Sedonia Dubuisson; parents, Harold Shavers and Lula Scarborough; and two brothers, Chester Dubuisson and Hester Dubuisson.

She is survived by her husband, Rogers Moran; two children, James Moran and Charlene Holliman all of Pass Christian; three grandchildren, Sterling Holliman, Kayla Moran, and Daniel Holliman all of Pass Christian; two sisters, Charlotte Ransonette and Deborah Scarborough of Gulfport; and one brother, Julius Dubuisson of Long Beach; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Friday, December 23, 2011, from 6pm-9pm at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 9113 Kiln Delisle Road in Pass Christian, with a Recitation of the Rosary to be held at 7:00pm. There will be an additional time of gathering on Saturday, December 24, 2011, from 9:00am until 9:50am in the funeral home chapel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Pass Christian. Burial will follow at Rotten Bayou Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: James Moran, Sterling Holliman, Daniel Holliman, Scott Dubuisson, Jerry Dubuisson, Patrick Klis, and Brandon Taylor with Father David Hamm officiating.


Jayne Ruth Smith

PORT ARTHUR —    Jayne Ruth Smith, 79, of Port Arthur, Texas, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Christus St. Mary Hospital.

Jayne was born July 23, 1932, in Bristow, Oklahoma to Lloyd Lyle Smith and Beulah Powell Smith. She was a resident of Port Arthur for 54 years and retired in 1992 after 35 years of service as an English teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School. Jayne was very active in the community volunteering and serving in many organizations. She was a member of Friends of the Port Arthur Library Board, and Community Concert Board; President of the Texas Artists Museum for 2 terms totaling 5 years; served many years on Motiva Community Advisory Panel; founded and sponsored Ebbtide literary magazine and Ecology Club at Thomas Jefferson High School; and also taught line dancing classes.

She wrote 11 literary study guides and had several articles published in the English Journal. Jayne was an avid traveler, traveling to each state in the U.S.A. and over 30 countries worldwide.

Survivors include her brother, Lloyd Lyle Smith, Jr. and wife, Gerry of Tulsa, OK; niece, Sharon Myers and husband, Tom of Norman, OK; five grand-nephews, one grand-niece and one great-grand nephew.

A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas.

Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to: Texas Artist Museum of Port Arthur; P.O. Box 3801; Port Arthur, TX  77643.


Mary Lynn Parson Showalter


August 26, 2011

GROVES —    Mary Lynn Showalter, 67, of Groves, Texas passed away Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Promise Hospital in Nederland, Texas.

Mary Lynn was born July 3, 1944 in Beaumont, Texas to Raymond Parsons and Monezelle Botkin Parsons.  She was a lifelong area resident and retired from Groves Library as a librarian after 8 years of service. She was also a member of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant.

 Survivors include her partner Ronald Cricchio and family of Groves, TX; daughter, Laura Rach and husband, Steven of Port Arthur, TX; grandchild, Becklend Rach; brother, Richard Parsons of Denton, TX;  nieces, Cindy Erdman and husband, Steve and their daughter Haven, Terri Patton and husband, Rusty and their son, Casey Patton; nephews, Randy Hawkins, James Hawkins, Jr. and wife, Val and their daughters, Danielle and Jamie.

 A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Dr. Clay Faulk, pastor of Providence Church officiating.




Cherry Williamson Perley

Cherry J. Perley passed away August 12, 2011 at Providence after a short battle with cancer. Cherry was born in Beaumont, Texas on October 13, 1943. She attended Lamar University in Beaumont and graduated with a history degree. She spent most of her life in Texas and met and married her husband there. 

After settling in Nacogdoches, TX with her family, she worked as an accountant for John Cason, CPA. Her husband took a job and moved to Anchorage in 1987. Cherry and her daughter followed on March 18, 1988. Cherry immediately fell in love with the state and enjoyed many of the beautiful attractions Alaska has to offer. She loved traveling to Portage, Seward and Homer and enjoyed showing visitors all the tourist attractions.

After working as an accountant for Peat Maurwick, she worked for Kuskokwim Native Corporation where she had the opportunity to travel to a few villages around the state. One of those was Point Hope, Alaska. When Tikigaq Native Corporation of Point Hope, Alaska decided to hire an in-house accountant, she was offered the position and became the sole employee based out of Anchorage. She traveled to Point Hope many times over the years and fell in love with the people and the culture of the village. They offered her the opportunity to get to know a whole new culture and way of life and it was one that she cherished and loved sharing with others. She eventually became comptroller and later risk manager for Tikigaq Native Corporation before retiring in 2007. She left behind many friends when she retired. She spent the last years at home with her family playing games, reading, gardening, and playing computer games.

She leaves behind her husband, Tony Perley, her daughter, Stephanie Perley, and 3 cats. A funeral will be held Monday, August 22, 2011 at 4:00pm, with visitation at 3:00pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church on Huffman Road. No reception after.


Paulda Stokes Strimel

Paulda Stokes Strimel, born on June 1, 1944, in Port Arthur, TX, the second child of Gladys & David Stokes passed away February 15, 2011, at 12:02 AM due to heart failure. She was a devoted teacher in Louisiana and Texas having taught at Leesville HS, RG Cole Jr/Sr high & Southside HS. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild.



Lucille just got this information in December from a relative, apparently getting her reunion card. Here is all I could find going back.  Apparently no picture published.  I did not know her and cannot comment about her.  



George Oliver Talbert

George Oliver Talbert went home to be with the Lord on February 15, 2011. The family will receive friends from 4:00 - 7:00 pm, Friday, February 18, 2011 at Claybar Kelly-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. Funeral services will be held at Westgate Memorial Baptist Church, 6220 Westgate Drive, Beaumont at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 19, 2011 with Rev. Raymond McHenry officiating. Graveside services will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery in Dry Creek, Louisiana, with Rev. Henry Hebert officiating. Pallbearers serving will be Gordon Hart, Ed Vogel, William Cable, Alvin Newton, Jim Thomas, and Kevin Carl. 


George was born November 26, 1943, in Port Arthur, to George Truett Talbert and Margaret Eugenia Oliver Talbert. He was influenced by his father to be an outdoorsman, and his mother taught him to love the Lord. George gave his life to God as a young boy. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, he entered Lamar University and completed his studies with a Masters Degree in Engineering. While attending Lamar, George met Sandra Green at the Baptist Student Union. They were married on December 18, 1965. They had two children, George Clinton and Andrea Kathryn. 


George was a wonderful person, husband, father, friend, and outdoorsman. He always talked about his family and how proud he was of them. George enjoyed taking his family on vacations, even later taking his grandchildren. He also spent his time hunting with his son and grandson. George excelled at shooting sporting clays and enjoyed attending and sponsoring shoots across the nation. He became licensed as an instructor and even taught his grandchildren how to shoot. George achieved the rank of Master Shooter. 


George and Sandy were members of Westgate Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed being part of the Sojourners class. George went to work for Mobil in 1966. He had a very successful career with Mobil moving his family to work in New York City and Washington DC. He held various engineering and supervisory positions with Mobil. George was promoted to Manager of Environmental, Health, Safety and Training and then Manager of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for Texas. Although he retired from Mobil in 1996, he decided to continue working and went to work for Lamar University. 


George became Director of the Texas Air Research Center in 2002. He has worked with industry, state, and federal agencies from across the US obtaining millions of research dollars for Lamar and other state universities. 


During his career, he was a member of many professional and civic committees and receiving several awards for his diligent work on environmental service. George is survived by his wife, Sandra, son, George Clinton, and daughter, Andrea Kathryn Dilts and her husband, Charles Dilts. He has three grandchildren, Chamis, Teagan, and Cate Dilts. George is also survived by his two brothers, Thomas Talbert and his wife Annette, and Dr. Ronald E. Talbert and his wife Raenella and his two children. He is also survived by his step-mother Willa Mae Talbert and his aunt Mary Sue Gorin and many nieces and nephews. 


Please make memorial contributions to Westgate Memorial Baptist Church, Dry Creek Cemetery Association, or any Christian organization of your choosing.




Teddy Johnson
March 31, 1944 - February 12, 2011

Teddy Nolan Johnson, 66, of Port Neches died February 12, 2011 at Renaissance Hospital in Groves .  

Born March 31, 1944 in Port Arthur and lifetime resident of the area, Teddy was the daughter of Mildred and Kenneth Nolan.  She was a 1962 graduate of T. J. High School and went on to Lamar Port Arthur College to earn an Associate’s degree.  Teddy retired after thirty-five years of service from Texaco.  She enjoyed shopping, playing cards at the Eagles, going to the movies and traveling with her daughter.  She is described as dignified, smart, classy, witty, and giving.  She was an amazing mother and loyal friend.
She is survived by her daughter, Joanna Elizabeth Johnson; lifelong friends, JoAnn Falgout and Kecia Huff Gillum, and Roberto Sgueglia. 
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 12th Street , Nederland .
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 5144 , Beaumont , Texas 77726 .