Virginia Hart Broussard, 79, of Beaumont, died Saturday, Feb. 20.  She was born May 15, 1936, to Virginia Thompson Clause and James Hart Clause, in Bunkie, La.

She moved to Orange, at three weeks of age. When she finished school, she worked as a secretary at a car dealership and a ladies fashion shop. She met her (future) husband, Dan, when he moved to Orange from Louisiana in 1953. They both loved to dance, but she walked off the dance floor the first time he asked her to dance. He finally got her attention again in February, 1957, and they were married in August, 1957. They moved to Beaumont in 1964 and she worked for First Federal Savings & Loan and then the Beaumont Better Business Bureau. She and Dan danced their way through life and were still dating and dancing until she suffered a stroke in January 2015. She loved people and always had a big smile on her face. She was a beautiful lady, wonderful wife and mother, and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Dan Broussard; daughters, Renee Broussard of Houston and Stephanie Childs of Beaumont; son, Stephen Broussard; grandchildren, Danny Broussard, Craig Smith, Stephen Smith, Courtney Blanton, Michelle McSwain, Amy Broussard, Sarah Dillion and Trace Broussard; seven great-grandchildren and one on the way and sister, Fran Harriman of Orange.

She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Jimmie C. Fox.

A gathering of Mrs. Broussard’s family and friends will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Broussard’s, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Ave., Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

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