Gerald Boudreaux, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 10 a.m.
William Hudson Neal, Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, 2 p.m.
Mary Ora McBride Talbot, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Nederland, 10 a.m.
Eula J. Burns, 62, of Port Arthur, died Sunday, February 11, 2007. Gabriel Funeral Home.
Bobbie Jo Ford, 66, of Port Arthur, died Sunday, February 11, 2007. Gabriel Funeral Home.
Heath Presswood, 31, of Port Neches, died Sunday, February 11, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home, Port Neches.
Edna Hartman Sims, 96, of Port Neches, died Sunday, February 11, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home, Port Neches.
Floyd V. “Shorty” Trahan, 62, of Vidor, died Sunday, February 11, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home, Port Neches.
Agnes Trahan, 96, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2007 at Cypress Glen Nursing facility, peacefully, with her family at her side. Agnes was born in Jeanerette, Louisiana on April 16, 1910 to Emily and Alice Boudreaux Martin. Agnes moved to Port Arthur at an early age, where she met and married her husband of 68 years, Morris (Cuz Trahan). Agnes moved to Port Neches five years ago to be near her son and family. Agnes was a homemaker and loved to fish with her husband. She loved to play cards with a group of her friends three to four times a week.
Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Morris; son, Charles Buddy Trahan; sisters, Lona Landry and Lena Ancelet; and a brother, Loadice Martin. She is survived by her son, Melvin R. (Bob) Trahan and his wife, Marion (Dolly) of Port Neches, TX; 4 grandchildren, Martin D. Trahan and friend, Tish of Port Neches, Brian D. Trahan and wife, Marie of Groves, TX, Valerie Falcon and husband, Ray of Port Neches, TX, Kelly Novich and husband, Neil of Port Neches, TX; 5 great-grandchildren, Robert and Rory Novich of Nederland, TX, Tyler Falcon of Port Neches, TX, Nathaniel, Nicholas, and Emily Trahan of Groves, TX; 2 great-nieces, Mary Kokines and husband, Jimmy of Lumberton, TX and Patsy Collazo and husband, Art of Nederland, TX.
Pallbearers will be Ray Falcon, Neil Novich, Tyler Falcon, Robert Novich, Roy Novich, and Nathaniel Trahan. The family would like to thank the staff of Cypress Glen and Odyssey Hospice for the care that was given to our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 13th from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary/Wake at 5:30 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Nederland, TX.
Services will be Wednesday, February 14th at 2:00 p.m. at Heritage, Rev. Bennie Patillo officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, TX.
John Edward Ludwig
John Edward Ludwig, 72, beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, was called to his Heavenly Home on Friday, February 9, 2007 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
A visitation will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2711 Helena, Nederland on Tuesday, February 13, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday February 14, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 10:00 AM with burial to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.
John was born on September 21, 1934 in Oxford, Nebraska, to Reverend Paul W. Ludwig Sr. and Thekla Ludwig and was the sixth of twelve children. His family moved to Bremen, Kansas, in 1944, and then to Houston, Texas in 1950 where he graduated from Sam Houston High School. John lettered in baseball, track and football. He graduated from Rice University in 1956 with a BA Degree in Chemical Engineering. John served in the Army Corp of Engineers until 1957 and was in the Army Reserves until 1964. He received a BS Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1961 from Lamar University.
In 1956, John married the love of his life, Evelyn Tiemann, and this union was blessed with four children. John and Evelyn celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on December 22, 2006. John began his career in 1956 with Goodrich Gulf Chemicals, Inc. in Port Neches. He held various positions with the company and in 1974 was transferred to Independence, Ohio as Manager of Plant Process. In 1978, John was transferred back to Texas as Plant Manager of the B.F. Goodrich plant in Orange then served as General Manager, and several years later, became Vice President and General Manager. During this time, the plant was owned by several different companies. In 1994, he was given a two year assignment as Senior Advisor of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) in Houston, Texas, as part of Bayer’s Loan Executive Program. John retired from Bayer Corporation in 1996. John came out of retirement in 1997 and managed the synthetic rubber plant owned by Ameripol Synpol Corporation in Odessa, Texas. He ended his career in 1999 after managing the Ameripol Synpol in Port Neches.
In 2004 John was appointed as a Commissioner of the Jefferson County Waterways and Navigation District, where he served until his death.
Throughout his professional career, John was active in many Civic and charitable organizations, including President of Rotary Club
of Orange, Executive Committee of Orange Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of United Way Campaign of Orange, Board Chairman of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Executive Board of Boy Scouts of America, President of the Board of Directors of the Hughen Center for Disabled Children, State Secretary of Texas, Association of Business, Rotary Club of Nederland, President of Southeast Texas Plant Managers Forum, President of the Lamar University Engineering Advisory Council, Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission Executive Board, Lutheran Social Services of the South, and President of the President’s Advisory Council of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO.
John was the recipient of the Lamar University Chemical Engineering Department Distinguished Alumni Award, Business of the Year Award by the Texas Association of Business, Rotary District 5910 Roll of Fame and Junior Achievement Award. John was an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Nederland since 1961, and through the years, served as President of the Congregation, Board of Elders Chairman, Sunday School Superintendent, Choir Director, Organist, Bible Class teacher, Confirmation class teacher, Circuit Lay Delegate, and Congregation Lay Delegate. Although John had numerous professional, civic and charitable accomplishments, his true legacy is that of a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He always put his family first, and was involved in his childrens’ activities as a coach, mentor, and spectator. As a grandfather, he derived great pleasure from watching his grandsons as they played baseball, basketball, soccer, football, and track. John set a lasting example and will always be cherished by his family.
John was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Paul W. Ludwig, Sr.; his mother, Thekla Clara Emilie Ludwig; and his son, Dennis Craig Ludwig. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Tiemann Ludwig of Nederland; daughter, Lisa Lyn Richard and husband, Arthur Ray Richard II of Nederland; son, Kenton Lyle Ludwig of Georgetown, Texas; son, Mark Alan Ludwig and wife, Sandra C. Ludwig of Bridge City; and grandsons, Arthur Ray Richard III, Adam Blake Richard of Nederland, and John Edward Ludwig II and Ryan William Ludwig of Georgetown. Memorials may be given to the Early Childhood Education Program of Holy Cross Lutheran Church or the John Ludwig Memorial Fund, which will be used for students of Concordia seminary in St. Louis, MO. Memorials for both the early Childhood Education Program and the seminary can be sent to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2711 Helena, Nederland, Texas 77627. Pallbearers: Edwin Anderson Louis Biar, Don Boumans, Jim Campbell, Mark Domingue, Edlon Fink, Larry Glenz, Martin Ludwig, Randy Reese, Charles Terrell. Junior Pallbearers: John Edward Ludwig II, Arthur Ray Richard III, Adam Blake Richard, Ryan William Ludwig.
Thelma Marguerite Trim
PORT ARTHUR - Marguerite Trim age 92 of Port Arthur passed away Sunday February 11, 2007 at her home.
She was born December 2, 1914 in Elena, Texas to Gus and Bertha Gillard. Marguerite was a lifetime resident of the mid-county area. She was a clerk in the medical field for many years. Marguerite was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church and a Pink Lady at Park Place Hospital. A gathering of friends and family will be Wednesday February 14, 2007 from 5pm- 8 pm at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, with a wake service at 6 PM. Funeral service will be at 11 AM Thursday February 15, 2007 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Rev, Duc Duong will be officiating.
Marguerite is survived by her daughter Bertha Bourque and husband Wilton of Port Arthur, two sons John Trim and wife Jerri of Nederland and Allen Trim and wife Sue of Nederland. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Odyssey Hospice and Maria Flores for all of their care and kindness.
Edna Hartman Sims
PORT NECHES - Edna Hartman Sims, 91, of Port Neches, Texas died Sunday, February 11, 2007 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas.
Edna was born August 19, 1915 in Nunez, Louisiana to Robert Hartman and Edia Vincent Hartman. She was a resident of Port Neches for sixty-five years and a member of Central Baptist Church in Port Neches.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches with Rev. Bill Collier officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Clinton “C.C.” Sims. She is survived by her daughter, Anette Collier and husband, Bill of Orange, Texas; son, Gary Sims and wife, Neysa of Port Neches, Texas; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
NEDERLAND- Mary Bayard, 87, of Nederland passed away Friday, February 9, 2007 peacefully, with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 15, 2007 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Nederland with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Port Arthur. A scriptural rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Broussard’s in Nederland. Mrs. Bayard was a native of Onalaska and lived in Nederland for 50 years. She was a homemaker and business woman. She was a 1939 graduate of Beaumont High School, where she designed the school flag and also served as a flag bearer of the Royal Guard.
Mrs. Bayard was preceded in death by her husband, Paul B. Bayard, Sr. She is survived by her sons, Ernest Bayard and his wife Marian of Vidor, Pete Bayard and his wife Robbie of Palestine, and Paul Bayard, Jr. and his wife Linda of Nederland; one sister, Eunice Smith of Nederland; also 7 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
PORT NECHES - Marie Edens, age 87, of Port Neches passed away February 11, 2007. Marie was born in Emmitt, AR on September 19, 1919. She was a member of the Twin City Church of God and the Groves - Pt. Arthur Eastern Stars.
Marie is survived by her sister Nancy Terry of Lamesa, TX and three daughters, Glenda Smith and husband Roy, Sharon McPherson and husband Gerald, Karon Bell and husband Gary, all of Pt. Neches. Marie is also survived by five grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Nederland with funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2007. Graveside services will follow at Oak Bluff Cemetery.