Liola Jane “Tattie” Simon
Liola Jane “Tattie” Simon, 86, of Port Arthur passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Bonne Vie Nursing Home in Port Arthur.
She was born on September 8, 1932 to her parents, Harvey Monceaux and Leona Weekly Monceaux in Morse, Louisiana. Liola moved with her family in 1941 to Orange, Texas. She graduated from Stark High School in 1950, where she was a twirler of the Bengal Guards. After graduation she went to work at Dupont Sabine Riverworks as a lab analyst for 5 years. Liola met and married Howard Simon in 1954. Together they raised six children. She was a devoted homemaker as well as a caregiver to her daughter, Angela Simon, for many years. She volunteered and worked with the PTA at Thomas Jefferson High School.
Liola was preceded in death by her parents, her grandson, Michael Donovan Bushnell, Jr.
She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Howard Simon of Port Arthur, her two sons, Robert Simon and wife, Ashlyn of Fort Worth; Judson Simon of Port Arthur; her four daughters, Candace Beard and husband, Michael of Baytown; Anna LeBouef and husband, Larry of Bridge City; Angela Simon of Groves; Juliana Stringer and husband, Alan of Evadale.
She also leaves her grandchildren, Christian Beard, Crispin Beard, Glori Loxterman, Michael Loxterman, Anastasia Loxterman, James Loxtermnan, Lani LeBouef, Keely Simon, Renee Goodwin, Lance Savell, Casey Savell. Travis Savell, Casey Stringer, Corey Stringer, Caden Stringer, Brittany Dugan and Jacquelyn Bushnell along with 20 great grandchildren.
The family would like to give special thanks to her caregivers for their excellent care over the past three years, Barbara Edington, Tomica Artmore, Deborah Hinton and Jessett Castro with Coastal Caregivers, and Cathy Gohlke of Harbor Hospice.
Visitation was held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM with a rosary prayed at 6:00 PM in the Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Service to honor Tattie’s life was celebrated at 10:00 AM Monday, October 29, 2018 in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson. Entombment followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Clayton Thompson.