Gladys Ann West, 76, of Nederland, died Friday, July 12, 2013, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on October 8, 1936, in Port Arthur, to Gladys Ann Goodridge Watts and Paul Watts, Sr.
She loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, car races, and most all sports, including playing catcher for local women’s softball teams in her early years. Gladys was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans fan and a wonderful cook.
Survivors include her husband of sixty years, Gene L. West, Sr. of Nederland; children, Linda Trevino and her husband, Ronald, of Bridge City; Gene West, Jr. and his wife, Ginny, of St. Petersburg, Florida; John West of Nederland; and Patti Young of Vidor; grandchildren, Cyndi Quebedeaux, Paulette Bolyard, Priscilla Vaught, Dustin Trevino, Byron West, and Helen West; great-grandchildren, Braden and Bricen Quebedeaux; Marissa and Marshall Vaught; Christian, Branton, and Rylan Bolyard; Chaston Miller; and Kaden Trevino; and brothers and sisters, Marie Monroe of Colorado; Penny Ritch of New Mexico; Patricia Armentor of Port Arthur; Gary Watts of Bridge City; and James Goodridge of Groves.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Gladys Ann Goodridge and Paul Watts, Sr.; grandchildren, Genea Haralson and Veronica Trevino; and brother, Paul Watts, Jr.
My Mother – My mother is a woman like no other. She gave me life, nurtured me, taught me, dressed me, fought for me, held me, shouted at me, kissed me, but most importantly she loved me unconditionally. There are not enough words to describe just how important my Mother is to me and what a powerful influence she continues to be. I love you, Mom.”
A gathering of Mrs. West’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 15, 2013, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284.
Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.