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Ethel Broussard Orgeron

Ethel Broussard Orgeron, 96, of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at her residence.

She was born December 6, 1923 to Maurice Broussard and Martha Bonin Broussard in Port Arthur, Texas.

Ethel was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School.

A devout Catholic, she entered the convent of the Sisters of  Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston.

Upon the death of her father, she returned home and went to work to support her mother and younger siblings.

While working at the Gulf refinery in Port Arthur, she met her husband, Edward Orgeron.

An avid crafter, Ethel never found a hobby she couldn’t master, including camping, painting, ceramics, gardening, sewing and quilting. In later years, she and Ed enjoyed square dancing.

Ethel was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years; her parents; and her brothers Maurice Broussard and Malcom Broussard.

Survivors include son Richard Orgeron and wife Kathi of Fannett, Texas; daughter, Susan Orgeron, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana; son David Orgeron and wife Barbara of Kirbyville, Texas; son Donald Orgeron and wife Kelly of Pismo Beach, California; grandchildren Amanda Orgeron and Alicia Orgeron; Morgan Orgeron, Travis Orgeron and Brody Orgeron; and sister, Martha Joyce Bradley and husband Victor, Town Bluff, Texas.

A memorial mass will be held at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church, Beaumont, Texas, at 10 am on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.