Michele Anne George was called home to our Lord on May 8,  surrounded by beloved family members. Born on Aug. 23, 1949 to Ruth and John “Jack” Krout in Escanaba, Mi., Michele spent her childhood in Gladstone, Mi., where she attended All Saints Catholic School and graduated from Gladstone High School. She attended Michigan State University and later graduated from Lamar University with a degree in education.

Michele raised her family in Bridge City where she spent 23 years as an educator at Bridge City Junior High School. Following her retirement from BCISD, she became the Director of Elementary Religious Education at St. Henry Catholic Church where she had taught religious education and also served on the parish board. While serving the church, she was instrumental in coordinating vacation bible school and various children’s religious programs.

Michele is preceded in death by the father of her children, Larry George; her father, John Krout; and granddaughter, Meagan Watkins.

Those left to cherish her memory are son, Michael and wife Missy; granddaughters Kathryn and Kara of Mont Belvieu; daughter, Andrea Watkins and husband Jerome; grandsons Jeromey, Jerrod, and Matthew of Orangefield; and daughter Ryann Dinger and husband Tim; grandchildren Brynn, Mia, and Logan all of Bridge City. Other survivors are her mother Ruth Krout of Flushing, Mi.; sister Joan Aue of Owosso, Mi; brother John (Nancy) Krout of Holland, Mi; sister Barbara (Scott) DePree of Lapeer, Mi; and sister Isabel (Michael) Mondelli of Flushing; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews all of Michigan; as well as honorary granddaughter, Sharon (Todd) Glaze of Bridge City.

Mass service will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 11, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Steven Leger. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm, Friday, May 10, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Michele’s memory to the Religious Education Building Fund at St. Henry Catholic Church, Post Office Box 427 Bridge City, TX, 77611.