, Port Arthur, Texas

November 15, 2012

Henrietta Huddle

PORT ARTHUR —    Henrietta Huddle, 87, earned her wings and entered Heaven on November 12, 2012.  She was born to Oralie and Maurice Bourque Sr. on February 11, 1925 in Jeanerette, Louisiana.   During World War II she moved with her family to Port Arthur and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1944.  After graduation, she contributed to the war effort by working as a stenographer at Neches Butane Products Company and later graduated from Port Arthur College, where she met her husband, George R. Huddle, an Army veteran of World War II.  They were married in 1948, while Henrietta was working for the Texas Company. In 1959, George and Henrietta moved into their new home in Groves to raise their growing family of three children.  Henrietta was a life-long Catholic and attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Groves for many years.   In 1975, after successfully raising her family, she went back to work for Port Arthur Abstract Company and worked until age 75, retiring in 2000 with twenty-five years of dedicated service. After retirement, she moved into Rose House Assisted Living Home in Port Arthur for several years before moving to Rayburn Country to live with daughter Peggy and son-in-law Allen Newsome. She passed away after a brief illness in Rayburn Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home in Jasper under the care of Harbor Hospice.

   Henrietta is preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, and her husband of 28 years, George R. Huddle.  She is survived by her brother, Morris Burke Jr. of Pt. Neches; her daughter Peggy Newsome and husband Allen of Lake Sam Rayburn; her daughter Susan Praznik and husband Tim of Lake Fork, Tx; her son, Michael Huddle of Conroe; grandson Reid Shepherd and wife Holly Carol of Carrollton, Tx;  granddaughter Holly Earl and husband Dan of Flower Mound, Tx; granddaughter Alisha Praznik of Pearland; and great- grandchildren Cooper and Emily Earl; Carson and Baby Boy Shepherd (due in December), and Aubrey Freeman of Conroe, Tx.  Henrietta was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great - grandmother, daughter and sister.  Her family was always the most important thing in her life and she was very proud of them.

   Special thanks are given to her devoted family, her many loving friends, the staff at Rose House, and especially her caregivers at Rayburn Nursing Home and Harbor Hospice during her final days.  She will be truly missed by everyone who knew her.

   A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m., at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home with entombment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

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