Doris Maurine Lindsay Bethard, 100, of Beaumont, former longtime resident of West Orange, passed away May 16, in Beaumont.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 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 in Orange. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Born in Ansley, La, Dec. 21, 1915, she was the daughter of Earl Lindsay and Clara Martin Lindsay. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Orange.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jess Drewett Bethard; brothers, Durwood Glenn Lindsay and James Aubrey Lindsay and her grandson, Jeffrey Alan Bethard.
She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Lamar Bethard and his wife Lucille Elizabeth, of Kerrville and David John Bethard and wife Sheri, of Orange; sister, Nelda Laverne Carter, of Hodge, La; grandchildren, Bruce Bethard and wife Rebecca, of Jeffersonville, In, Michele Moore and husband David, of Beaumont, Nicholas Bethard and wife Tanya, of Newark, Ca, Jessica Emmons, of La Porte, and Artie Emmons, of Burbank, Wa. and her great-grandchildren, Natalie Cardona and husband Timothy Foster, Stephanie Cardona and Sarah Moore, all of Beaumont, Cameron Bethard, of Louisville, Ky, Aaron Bethard, of North Carolina and April Bethard, of Newark, Ca.
Doris enjoyed reading her bible, doing needlework and making sequined calendars for family and friends until her eyesight diminished. She loved it when her grandchildren and great grandchildren visited as well as family and friends. Her famous chocolate chip cookie never lasted long. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Orange for many years until health prevented her from attending. She loved her church and church family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Calder Woods, located in Beaumont, for the compassion and loving care Doris was given during her stay in Skilled Nursing then Hospice care during her final days.