Lena Josephine Foreman Gaston went to be with the Lord our Savior after a short illness on Sunday, Nov. 10, at Harbor House Hospice in Beaumont surrounded by her family. Lena’s life and legacy will be forever remembered and cherished, and she will be deeply missed.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am, Saturday, Nov. 16, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Serving as pallbearers will be Butch Gaston, Chris Barron, Brendan Skinner, Charley Barron, Kenneth Powell, and Rod Powell.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday at the funeral home.

Lena was born on Feb. 24, 1928 in Abbeville, LA to Emanuel and Annie (Harper) Foreman, one of eight children. On Oct. 18, 1946 Lena married Percy Lee Gaston and they cherished each other for 57 wonderful years.

Lena has been a long time resident of Orange,  and one of the longest standing members of First Baptist Orange. Lena’s life was blessed with being a wonderful wife and mother, who was very active with her exercise group at DERA, always enjoyed working in her beautiful garden, and spending time with her family.

Lena was preceded in death by her parents,  husband, three brothers and three sisters.

Lena is survived by her children, Phyllis and Charley Barron, of Colleyville, Donna of Orange, and Butch and Justine, of Houston; grandchildren, Chris and Charis Barron of Hurst, Kim Barron and  Jason Skinner of Keller, Alexandra and Thomas Gaston of League City; great grandchildren Brendan, Zachary & Madalyn Skinner of Keller,  and Camden Barron of Hurst; sister, Ruth Polley;  sisters-in-law Betty Jo Lormand and Jessie Foreman, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Harbor House Hospice for the care and love that was given to Lena in her final days.