Edna Louise Drake Robichau

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1925 - 2015 Edna Louise Drake Robichau, 89, of Lufkin, formerly of Beaumont, died Thursday, October 22, 2015, in Lufkin. She was born on December 8, 1925, in Beaumont, to Mime May Christopher Drake and Francis Drake. Edna graduated from Silsbee High School in 1944, where she was a cheerleader, voted most popular her senior year, and was senior class vice president. She worked for her future father-in-law, H.P. Robichau, Sr., at Gulf States Utilities after graduation, and later worked for various schools in the Beaumont Independent School District compiling attendance statistics. Edna loved to play golf, and was widely renowned for her expertise at bridge and dominos. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, to whom her family turned for advice and counsel. Edna was a great friend to many throughout Beaumont, as well as Jefferson and Hardin counties, and The Forum of San Antonio. She was a past member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Beaumont. Edna is survived by her sons, Frank Robichau, Jr. of Suisun City, California; Tom Robichau and his wife, Linda, of St. Peters, Missouri; and Roger Robichau and Melanie Kleas of Houston; daughters, Judy Dunn and her husband, Tom, of Lufkin and Mary Kathryn Allen and her husband, Jimmy, of San Antonio; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; brother, Carroll Drake and his wife, Mary, of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Robichau, Sr.; parents; and sisters, Frances Mae Drake Milner Taft and Patsy Drake Freeman. A gathering of Mrs. Robichau's family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2015, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Affinity Hospice, 2708 South Medford Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75901, who provided loving care and support to Edna and her family. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.

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Broussard's Mortuary
2000 McFaddin Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-1621
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 26, 2015
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