Gloria Dean Salinas

Gloria Dean Salinas, 66, of Nederland passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She was born on August 14, 1946 in Lake Charles, La., to the late Velmont Beniot and Rosemary Swire. Gloria was an area resident for 41 years and was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Port Arthur. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Junior Benoit and Garland Benoit, and granddaughter Brandi Nicole Porter. Gloria is survived by her husband Peter Salinas; children, Donna Porter and husband Bud; Angelique Angie Duvail and fiancé John; son Anthony Duvail and wife Lisa; Arnie Salinas and wife J.J.; Kerri Jordan and husband Shane; Dakin Salinas; Michelle Landsdale and husband Brent; sister, Betsy Martin and husband Gene; brothers, Michael Benoit and wife Mary, and Dewight Benoit and wife Sheryl. She is also survived by grandchildren: Brian Porter, Lisa Porter, Aaron Porter, Jacob Hargraves and wife Thao, Jordan Hargraves, Jessica Campeaux, Alex Jordan, Kodie Poth, Leresa Poth and Justin Killinger; Ison Marshall and Davon Marshall; great grandchildren: Sean Campeaux and Hayden Cane. Gloria is also survived by in-laws: Mary and Darrell White, Bea Salinas and husband Joe; Shirley Ducote; Alice Simmons and husband Jeff; Micki Corley and husband Gerald; Jesse Salinas; Frank Salinas. A Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm at St. James Catholic Church in Port Arthur with Rev. J. C. Coon celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Port Arthur under the direction of Melancon's Funeral Home in Nederland. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Details and guest registry available at

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 18, 2012