, Port Arthur, Texas

May 1, 2014

Janet Louise Istre

The Port Arthur News

BEAUXART GARDENS —    Janet Louise Istre, 78, of Beauxart Gardens, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Christus Hospital-St. Mary, Port Arthur. She was born on July 5, 1935, in Port Arthur, to Rosa Lee Badeaux and Joseph Babino, and had been a lifelong resident of the area.

   Janet had been employed with several different companies during her lifetime, such as Gulf Refinery, Drake’s Drive-In, and Hank’s Pharmacy. She finally retired as a nursery helper with A Church of Jesus.

   Janet is survived by her daughters, Sandra Floyd and her husband, Steven, of Port Neches and Susan Clifton and her husband, David, of Nederland; son, Robert Miguez, Jr. and his wife, Sheila, of Lumberton; grandchildren, Brittany Miguez, Johnny Spell, Jr., Heather Kelley, Sarah Webb, Chad Smith, Nick Smith and Laci Smith; great-grandchildren, Nataley Heard, Jaxson Webb, Drake Smith, Jameson Smith, Zach, Meagan, Cailey, Kelley, Caleb, and Kaden Spell, Alania and Chadie Smith, and Colton and Carter Smith; and special niece, Lois Ann Sweeny.

   She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clay Istre; grandson, Timothy Floyd; sister, Ruth Booker; and brother, Johnny Babine Babino.

   A gathering of Mrs. Istre’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

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