Mildred Yount Manion, 71, was born on February 26, 1941, in Beaumont, Texas, the daughter of Mildred Frank Yount of Beaumont and Edward Daniel Manion of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was the granddaughter of Miles Frank Yount and his wife, Pansy and J. R. Manion and his wife, Sara Kathryn.
Mildred was a gentle soul, loved and appreciated by family and friends. Her love for cats and dogs brought her joy, and she was a supporter of the Galveston Island Humane Society. She was also a loyal supporter of free breast cancer screening by the “Gift of Life” Program.
Mildred is survived by her sister, Kathryn Manion Haider; Kathryn’s two children, Karyn Haider Goodrich and her husband, Paul and Edward Manion Haider; and by Kathryn’s grandchildren, Melanie Anne Goodrich, Haley Hotton Goodrich and Grace Manion Goodrich. She is also survived by her brother, Edward Daniel Manion, Jr.; Edward’s two daughters are Kristin Cherry Acuna and her husband, Augie and their children, Gus Acuna and Ava Acuna; and Courtney Yount Curtis and her daughter, Cammy Curtis.
A gathering of her family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2012, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont with interment to follow in Magnolia Cemetery, under the direction of Broussard’s.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mildred’s memory may be made to Galveston Island Humane Society, 6814 Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77554 or to Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program, PMB #46 148 S. Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77707.