Hazel Margueritte (Margie) de Bie, 83, of Orange and Rockport, passed away March 10, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A Memorial Gathering honoring both Margie and Dick de Bie will be held Saturday, March 19, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange and Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Bridge City.

She was born on April 12, 1927 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Margie is the daughter of Abraham Allen (Abe) and Hazel Margueritte (Jordan) Kemble. Margie had been active in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Orange.

Margie was preceded in death by her husband, Dick on Dec. 24, 2010, her parents and brother, Cecil B. Kemble.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sheryl M. (Sheri) & David Bethard of Orangefield, and her son and daughter-in-law Richard S. (Rick) de Bie II & Carolyn of Redwater, Texas. She is also survived by brother and sister-in-law, Steve A. & Joan Kemble of Houston, and sister-in-law and husband, Rita & Jean LeGrand of New Orleans.

Grandchildren are Artie Emmons of Kennewick, Washington, Jessica Emmons of La Porte, Nick Bethard & wife Tanya of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mary & Jenni de Bie both of Redwater; and one great-grandson Michael Emmons of Kennewick.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to your local Humane Society or ASPCA as both Margie and Dick loved their pets, having both cats and dogs during their lifetime.

The family wishes to thank Harbor Hospice for their care and compassion during our mother’s time of need.