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October 15, 2013

Josephine Rose Furry Williamson


The Port Arthur News

BEAUMONT —    Josephine Rose Furry Williamson, 101, of Beaumont, died Thursday, October 10, 2013. She was born in Beaumont on February 25, 1912, to Lucy Eberspacher Furry and Harley Furry.

   Josephine graduated from South Park Junior College and The University of Texas at Austin. She was a librarian at Tyrell Public Library and later at Lamar University. Her hobbies included oil painting, gardening, and reading, and she was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

   Survivors include her daughters, Jo Williamson of Port Arthur and Janet Thornton and her husband, Jim, of Youngstown, Ohio; grandson, John Thornton of Youngstown, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

   She is preceded in death by her husband, John E. “Red” Williamson; sister, Mary Fulton; and brother, Harlan Furry.

   A gathering of Mrs. Williamson’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m. with her memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, with burial of her cremated body to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

   The family would like to thank her caretakers, Liz Yelverton, Joyce Baker, Joan Sensat, and Debra Teague, who had become like family to her.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Ubi Caritas, 4450 Highland Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705; Mary and John Gray Library at Lamar University, P.O. Box 10021, Beaumont, Texas 77710; or to a charity of one’s choice.

   Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com


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