, Port Arthur, Texas


July 24, 2007

Obituaries for Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Frederick John King, 76, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Levingston Funeral Home, Port Neches.

Edward Arthur Martin, 51, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Broussard’s Nederland.

Dolores V. Pereira, 99, of Austin, formerly of Port Arthur, died Monday, July 23, 2007. Grammier Oberle Funeral Home.

Irene Esther Rising of Port Arthur, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Grammier Oberle Funeral Home.

Robert George Toups, Jr., St. James Catholic Church, 2 p.m.

Ronnie “Wheels” Thibodeaux, Levingston Funeral Home, 10 a.m.

Felix Joseph Legere, Sr., Levingston Funeral Home, Port Neches, 11 a.m.

Irene Esther Rising

Irene Esther Rising died peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. She was born on December 23, 1917, to Martha and Ernest Wukasch and was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur. She was a wife and homemaker and was preceded in death by her beloved husband Calvin Rising, Sr., her only sister Toni Duhon, and brothers, Walter, Gus, Herbert, Edwin and Clifford Wukasch.

She was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was active in the Ladies’ Aid. She was a member of the Port Arthur Founders’ Lioness Club and had served as secretary of that organization.

She is survived by her daughter Marlyn Jeanne Wagner and husband Donald of Fulsher, Texas, sons Calvin Andrew Rising, Jr., and wife Lou Ida, Stanley Wayne Rising and wife Susan and Dr. Alan Ray Rising, all of Port Arthur and her grandchildren, David Wagner, Jennifer McEvoy, Paul Wagner and wife Melissa, of Houston, Elaine Gilbert and husband Greg of Sugarland, Cheryl Morris and husband Kyle of Lufkin, Dr. Bodre Rising, Dr. Kelly Rising and wife Kala of Beaumont, Risa Coates and husband Rick of West Grove, Pennsylvania, LaRae Bost and husband Bryan of Groves, Robin Steele and husband Pete, Holly Rising, Lauren Rising, Alan Rising, Jr., Craig Rising, Calvin Rising III, all of Port Arthur and 19 great grandchildren.

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