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Ethel Savoie Mouton
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Ethel Marie Savoie Mouton

On January 27,2007, Ethel Marie Savoie Mouton passed away at her home in Hitchcock, TX surrounded by her loving family.  Ethel was born June 4, 1911, in Grand Teau, LA, the daughter of Julia Bourque and James Octave Savoie.

Ethel grew up in Louisiana and later moved to Port Arthur, TX with her family. While in Port Arthur, she was reunited with a childhood friend, Ernest J. Mouton. On November 20, 1928, she married that friend at St. Mary's Church.  They later moved to Galveston, TX. While Ernest worked for the Lighthouse Service and then Coast Guard, Ethel worked for the Rex Laundry and later for the Fort Crockett Laundry in Galveston.

In 1951, they bought a house and property in Port Bolivar, TX. There they had a little farm, where Ethel sold fresh eggs with her daughters and she grew the most beautiful roses in the area. While there, Ethel worked at the Port Bolivar Elementary School as the Cafeteria Supervisor.   In the early 70's, they retired to Hitchcock, TX.  Where they had a garden and fruit trees, and Ethel did a lot of canning.

Throughout their lives their doors were always open to family and friends, whether it was a helping hand or a big helping of food, they were the happiest when the house was full of loved ones.

Ethel and Ernest were members of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galveston, TX; Port Bolivar Catholic Church; and finally at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Hitchcock, Texas

Ethel and Ernest celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 1998.  Ernest preceded her in death on June 6, 2000.  Besides her loving husband, one brother- Ewell Savoie and five sisters: Marie Roussell-Savoie, Effiie Savoie-Shrouder, Genevieve Savoie-Landry, Myrtle Savoie-Bunde, and Frankie Savoie-Cardenas preceded her in death.  All of her father's first wife�s children have preceded her in death: Marie Lina Savoie, Bertha Savoie-Mouton-Totten, Marie Elbie Savoie, Joseph Venden Savoie, Marie Sylvia Savoie-Mouton, and Dewey 'Pete' Savoie.  She was also preceded by her son-in-laws: Oscar C. Enge and James M. Dailey, Sr.

She is survived by daughters:  Marie Beverly Enge of Hitchcock, TX; Betty Lou Myers of Center, TX; Lois Ann McMillan of Lawrence, KS; and Judy Marie Dailey of Arlington, TX; brother Ashton Savoie of Church Point, LA; 6 grandchildren, Peggy Enge-Radford of Houston, TX; Carl Enge of Hitchcock, TX; Pamela Myers-Richcreek of Kemah, TX; Shawn McMillan of Galveston, TX; Tammy Dailey-Hook of Alvarado, TX; James Dailey of Black Canyon City, AZ; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; two nephews who greatly helped the family: Ted Wayne Landry of Santa Fe, TX and Nathan Mouton of LaMarque, TX;  many other nieces, nephews and friends, and a very close family friend and spiritual support to all of us, Sister Mary Anne Hollmann of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 on Monday at Hayes Funeral Home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX, (409) 925-3501 with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. conducted by Sister Mary Anne Hollmann.  A Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1014 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX with Reverend John Kappe as celebrant.  Afterwards, the graveside service will be held at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, 7301 Memorial Dr., Hitchcock, TX. Pallbearers are: Nathan Mouton, Fredrick McMillan, Shawn McMillan, Francisco Cruz, Josh Mitchell, and Jerry Myers.



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