Alice Irene Thomason Theriot, 97, passed to eternal life March 9. She was born April 7, 1918 in Brayden, Ok., to Alta Mae Gibson Thomason and Walter James Thomason. Her father died three months before her birth in the Influenza Epidemic of 1918. Alice and her family moved to Fort Smith, Ar., where she lived until the age of nine when she moved to Port Arthur. Alice graduated from Port Arthur High in 1936 where she met and married her husband of 65 years, Rivers Louis Theriot. They had five children. Her husband and children were the joy of her life.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband; parents, brother-M.V. Thomason; sister-Mildred Hajecate and grandchildren Mark Gibson Dumesnil, Christopher Lynn Dumesnil, Darren Thomason Parker and Leslie Paige Parker.
Survivors are her daughters Beverly Landrum Stansbury and husband Roland, Sherry Parker, Karen Veillon and husband Nathan, Jan Tomlin and husband Charles and son Greig Theriot and wife Debbie, all of the Golden Triangle area and by her grandchildren Jay Dumesnil, Gayle Dumesnil LeMaire, Kurt Dumesnil, Chuck Landrum, Michael Parker, Stephen Parker, Kelly Veillon Valerio, David Tomlin, Rachel Theriot, Ryan Theriot, Mark Tomlin and Derek Veillon, 20 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all.
Visitation will be held Monday March 14, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. A rosary and wake service will be at 6:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Port Arthur.
Her pallbearers will be her grandsons.