|Sain, Louis K. Jr.
Louis K. Sain Jr., 69 of Fannett passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2008.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 26, 2008 in the
chapel of Broussard's in Nederland. A gathering of the family and
friends will be from 1:00pm until services begin at 2:00pm at the
mortuary. Louis K. Sain Jr. was a native of Port Arthur and lived in
Fannett for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years,
Jeanine Sain. Louis was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He
graduated from Nederland High School, retired from Quantum after 32
years of service, and was One Hell of a Biker. Louis is survived by his
daughter, Carol Anne Sain Comeaux of Fannett; sons, Michael Kent Sain
and wife Tammy of Fannett, Brian Keith Sain and wife Jeanne of Port
Arthur; grandchildren, Laura Faye Comeaux, Bonnie Jeanine Comeaux, Kayla
Michelle Sain, Colt Travis Sain, John Louis Comeaux, Shannon Nicole Sain,
and Allison Brianne Sain; sister, Judy Hitts and husband Bobby of
Pearland; brother, John Sain and wife Charlotte of Silsbee; and a host
of other family and friends. In lieu-of-flowers the family request
donations be made to the AmericanSnipers.org, 1950 Cofrin Drive #9605
Green Bay, WI 54308-9605 in honor and support of our troops overseas.
Complete and updated information may be viewed at
www.broussardsmortuary.com. Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on
|Salisbury, Charles "Chuck"
Memorial services for Charles "Chuck" Salisbury, 75, of Beaumont, will
be held on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. in the Claybar
Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Forest
Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday between
6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Salisbury was born June 23, 1932 in Rochester, NY to Frederick and
Marjorie Salisbury and passed away at his home, surrounded by his
family, on April 7, 2008.
He fought a difficult and valiant battle with cancer that ended his
mortal life early, but his eternal life continues in heaven. Mr.
Salisbury was a talented woodworker as well as an artist. He was also an
avid sailor who even built his on sail boat. He was a member of Calvary
Baptist Church, president of the Woodcarvers Club, and president of
Southeast Texas Art Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was very
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of twenty-two years,
Joan Salisbury; daughter, Cynthia Salisbury Harland and husband Billie
of Vidor, son, Douglas Salisbury of Beaumont, son, Charles Grady
Salisbury and wife, Angela of Fort Hood, TX, daughter, Jackie Sutherland
and husband, Randy of Arkansas, and step-daughters Karen Neild and
husband, Tommy of Beaumont and Beci Amy of Tampa, FL; grandchildren,
Thomas Neild, Heather Rose, Annie-Lauren Howell, Billie Charles Harland,
Tiffany Salisbury, Taylor Neild, Frederick Harland, Allie-Brooke Neild.
Charles Salisbury, and Ty Neild; three great-grandchildren, Emily Neild,
Steward Neild, and Kaydee Jones; and brother Jim Salisbury and wife
Leiloni of Dallas, TX.
The family extends a special heartfelt thank you to Dr. Birdwell and
staff at Texas Oncology and the staff at M.D. Anderson. In lieu of
flowers, those who wish, may make donations to the Calvary Baptist
Church Missions Fund, 3650 Dowlen Rd., Beaumont, TX, 77706-7202.
|Sanders, Sarah Louise
Sarah Louise Sanders, born March 11, 1918, went to be with the Lord,
March 10, 2008. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sidney
Adam Sanders, Sr. She is survived by her brother, Myers Pace (Chester,
Tx.), her daughter, Linda Goeth (Nederland, Tx.), and her two sons, Phil
(Phoenix, AZ) and Sidney Jr. (Corpus Christi, Tx), 9 grandchildren, and
3 great grandchildren. James and Sally Pace gave birth to Louise in
Camden, Tx and she went on to graduate from Livingston High School. This
was followed by attendance at St. Mary's Nursing School in Port Arthur.
She worked many years in the Nederland-Port Arthur area as a nurse and
upon her retirement became a Pink/Blue Ladies Auxiliary where she worked
at St. Mary's and at the new Mid-Jefferson hospital until her illness
prohibited her from continuing. Louise donated countless hours to
helping area organizations such as nursing homes and hospices by
crocheting, knitting and sewing lap cloths, caps, booties, and bibs.
Before moving to Nederland, she was also active in the Port Arthur
Eastern Star for many years. She was an active member of the Stonegate
Church of Christ and formerly a member of the Nederland Ave. and Proctor
Street Church of Christ. Until her husband's death in 1994, they
traveled across the states as members of the Holiday Ramblers RV club.
Louise was a loving daughter, sister, wife, and mother and will be
missed by all of those whose lives she touched. The family is grateful
for the kindness and compassion shown by her many friends during her
illness and special thanks to the Harbor Hospice House of Beaumont. In
lieu of flowers, Louise requested that a donation be made to the
American Cancer Society. Visitation
will be at the Heritage Funeral Home in Nederland from 9:00 a.m. to
10:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2008, with a graveside service to
follow at 11:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Peace Mausoleum in Port Arthur.
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on 3/12/2008.
Mr. James Jimmy Sawyer, 86, of Beaumont, TX., passed away on
Thursday February 27, 2008 at his residence here in Beaumont. He
was a retired United States Navy Veteran. Mr. Sawyer leaves to
cherish his memories one step daughter, Sonja Young of Linwood,
California; Nephew Thomas Jess TJ West, Jr. (Millie) of
Beaumont, TX.; One step grandson, and one step great
granddaughter. Also a host of neices, cousins, family and other
relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mr. Sawyer will be
held on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at Pleasant Green
Baptist Church. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from
11:00 a.m. - until time of the services at the church. Burial
will follow the funeral services at Live Oak Cemetery under the
professional direction of Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel.
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on 3/4/2008.
Ernestine Schmidt, 89 of Las
Vegas, Nevada died Monday, June 2, 2008 at her residence. A service will
be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, June 14, at Levingston Funeral Home
located at 5601 39th St, Groves, TX. The service will be followed by
interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Port Arthur. Visitation is from
5 to 7 PM on Friday, June 13. In accordance with Ernestine’s wishes, the
family requests that donations be made to the Lions children’s camp or
other charity in lieu of flowers. To donate go to www.lionscamp.com and
click on “Century Club” followed by “Memorials” and “donate now”.
Ernestine Schmidt was born March 2, 1919 to Mr. W.D. Warden (also
spelled Worden) and Kate Almon in Temple,
Texas. Her family moved to Galveston, Texas during her early childhood.
After her father left the family, her
mother found work as an upstairs maid for a prominent Galveston family
who arranged for Ernestine and her
younger brother, Harold, to stay at the Lasker Home for Homeless
Children in Galveston, today a historic landmark.
Her older, half-brother, Vernon, went to live with his father’s
grandparents. After leaving the home at 16 she
became an au pair for a family in Galveston. She graduated from Ball
High in June of 1937 and married her highschool sweetheart, Robert R.
Schmidt, Jr on October 1, 1939 at the First Baptist Church of Galveston.
She worked as a bank teller for several years and became proficient with
accounting procedures, a skill that served her well when she established
her own business. Ernestine and Robert moved to Beaumont, Texas in 1943
when a newspaper position became available for Robert. Ernestine gave
birth to a son, Robert III, in January of 1946 and a daughter, Shirley,
in February of 1947. In September of 1952 she gave birth to her youngest
child, Harold. The Family moved to Port Arthur, Texas in 1956 when her
husband became a full-time Minister of Music and Education for Memorial
Baptist Church. Ernestine worked as a church secretary at both Memorial
Baptist Church and Northend Baptist Church for many years. She also
worked at a local furniture store for several years. During this period
besides earning income to support two children in college, she developed
skills that would later allow her to start a home-based business.
Ernestine started her printing business with only a mimeograph machine.
Her business was so successful that her husband retired early from the
Port Arthur News to work for her. The business did not close until
December, 2006 when office computers and the aftermath of hurricane Rita
significantly reduced her client base. She was 87 then. She moved to Las
Vegas, Nevada at that point to live with her daughter and son-in-law.
Ernestine loved to visit her great-grandchildren and the move allowed
more frequent visits. Somehow Ernestine also found time to join Eastern
Star early in her married life and the Lions Club after her husband
passed away. Her most significant accomplishment, however, was the
support she gave to her husband behind the scenes in his church work and
to her children, grandchildren and extended family when they needed a
place to rejuvenate.
While many people knew Ernestine as the business woman she became, most
will remember her for her patience, her generosity, her caring heart,
her selfless friendship, her Christian character, her optimistic view of
life, her nonjudgmental acceptance of people as they were - and her
crocheted afghans which she gave away freely to those who needed
something to cuddle-up in on cold nights. Those who crossed her path
never went away empty handed. Whether it was a piece of chocolate
sheath-cake or just a hug, Ernestine always made you feel special.
Ernestine is survived by her three children and their spouses, Robert
and Carol Schmidt of Longview, TX; Shirley and Harvey Jeane of Las
Vegas, NV; Harold and Pam Schmidt of Kingwood, TX: her grandchildren and
their spouses, Tricia and Doug Lyons of Redondo Beach, CA; Emily and
Matt Spaulding of Houston, TX: her grandchildren Joshua Schmidt of
Houston, TX and Heather Schmidt of Austin, TX: her great-grandchildren
Brianna Lyons and Alexis Lyons of Redondo Beach, CA: Brother-in-law and
his wife Edward and Wanda Schmidt of Galveston, TX: and, nieces, nephews
Submitted by Elaine Stone
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