obituary

Laura Laverna Stuermer

Laura Laverna Stuermer, 80, died July 28, 2017, following an extended illness.

Born Laura Laverna Lambert, she was the daughter of the Walter and Velma Lambert of Nederland, both deceased. A 1954 graduate of Nederland High School, she obtained a degree in pharmacy from University of Houston.

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Therese Shearer

Therese Shearer, 43, of Beaumont died peacefully in her sleep July 30, 2017.

Therese was born July 30, 1974, to Rebecca Lynn Rabb and Smiley Shearer. She attended St. Anne Catholic School, Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School and Central Senior High before attending Lamar Institute of Technology, where she studied instrumentation technology.

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Thomas A. Boudreaux

Thomas A. Boudreaux died July 12, 2017.

He was a member of Sabine Tabernacle for 87 years and leader of the Young Couples League for nearly 40 of them.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid bird watcher. The only thing he loved more than watching the Dallas Cowboys were his daily walks with his prized Labradoodle, Molly.

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James “Jimmy” Scales

Bridge City Municipal Judge James “Jimmy” Scales, 65, died July 8, 2017, when his riding lawnmower rolled over on him as he was mowing a ditch in Bridge City.

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Larry Dale Allen Sr., 62, formerly of Lumberton, died July 7, 2017.  

Born in Beaumont on May 6, 1955, Larry is the son of J.D. Allen Sr. and Adelle Thompson Allen of Lumberton. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Allen, and son Chase Douglas Allen.

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Mary Anne Stedman Howell

Mary Anne Stedman Howell, 97, passed away peacefully Monday, June 5, 2017, in the serenity of her home, leaving behind her loving family who adored her so.

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Detective Robert Ener, a 29-year veteran of the Beaumont Police Department who had been battling cancer, passed away over the weekend on May 28 at age 59, reports the department. 

In a statement, BPD remembered the long-time officer and brother in blue, and thanked the community for reaching out to help with medical expenses during a benefit held for Ener earlier this year. 

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Jerry Hentschel

Jerry Hentschel, 84, of Beaumont died Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born May 28, 1932, in La Grange to Julie and Johnny Hentschel. Coach Hentschel was a United States Army veteran. He was a graduate of Sam Houston University and former football coach for South Park and West Brook high schools.

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Patricia “Mimi” Wylie Whitmire

Patricia Wylie Whitmire, 74, of Vidor died suddenly Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born Nov. 13, 1942, in Winnsboro, Louisiana, to Olive Marie Holland Wylie and Harrison Wesley Wylie Sr.

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Tom Arrington

John Thomas “Tom” Arrington, 78, died April 17, 2017.

From a humble beginning in the hills of Fayette County, West Virginia, Tom Arrington’s early life mirrored that of Homer Hickam’s in the movie “October Sky,” with one notable exception: Tom’s father did not want him to follow his footsteps into the coal mine, and he actually encouraged him to further his education. So Tom pursued his interest in science and mathematics, claimed Mountaineer status, and earned a chemistry degree.

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