obituary

Richard Matthew Soto

Our beloved “Richie” — Richard Matthew Soto — passed away in his sleep due to a sudden heart attack. He was only 33. Too soon.

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Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Lewis

Kenneth Wayne Lewis, 67, of Beaumont died Feb. 11, 2016, after an eight-month battle with metastatic bone sarcoma. Known to many as “Ken” or “Kenny,” he was born in Orange on Sept. 28, 1948, to Henry and Violet Lewis. Ken and Kathleen (Cole) Lewis married Dec. 28, 1980, and shared the next 35 years together with their large, blended family.

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June Knight de Leon

Longtime lakeside resident June Earline Knight de Leon died peacefully in her Chula Vista home on Nov. 5, 2015, at the age of 79.

Knight de Leon was born December 22, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas, the daughter of Christine Collins and Harry Knight. She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1955 and attended Lamar College of Technology (later advanced to Lamar University), receiving a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1967.

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Maegan June Axelrod Jones

Maegan June Axelrod Jones was born May 30, 1993, in Mexico City, Mexico, to her father,

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James J. Cunningham

James J. Cunningham of Sour Lake passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Jim was 88 years young.

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Judge Lupe Flores' funeral

They laid Judge Lupe Flores to rest Monday, April 27, 2015, at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont amid the leafy green tranquility of this historical place alongside veterans of the Texas War for Independence and Beaumont’s founding fathers. This is a fitting place of rest for a man who left giant footprints in his too-short 65 years on earth.

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David Marl Stacey Sr.

David Marl Stacey Sr., 79, of Cheek, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 2, 2014, surrounded by family.

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Charlotte and Jack Brooks

Charlotte Collins Brooks passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the age of 78. She was born and raised in Cameron, Texas, on Aug. 28, 1935, and had lived in Beaumont, Texas, and Washington, D.C. for the past 60 years. A memorial service for Mrs. Brooks will be 6 p.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, with a gathering of her family and friends to follow.

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Tom Harken

UPDATE: Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Wesley United Methodist Church on Major Drive in Beaumont, and internment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, with a reception to follow at the Beaumont Country Club on Pine Street in Beaumont.

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Gena Reaud

Bells tolled, choirs of angels assembled, and God himself opened the gates of heaven last Saturday, March 23, to welcome Genevieve Hawkins Reaud home.

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