1932 - 2015 John M. Walden, 83, of Beaumont, died Sunday, August 30, 2015, under hospice care in Spring, Texas. He was born on June 20, 1932, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Frona and Dr. Dewey H. Walden, and had been a resident of Beaumont for fifty-four years. John attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and later retired from Goodyear Chemical Plant after thirty years of employment. An avid sportsman, he loved playing golf and fishing at Toledo Bend. John is survived by his children, John David Walden and his wife, Basia, of Beaumont; Janet Knight and her husband, Ben, of Spring, Texas; and Jo Carroll Rossmeissl and her husband, Tom, of Green Bay, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Sabrina, Mindy, Haley, Cory, Elizabeth, and Hannah; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Mary Johnson; and brother, Kenneth Walden; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of forty years, Joan Walden; parents; and siblings, Charles, Stuart, Betty, and Jane. A gathering of Mr. Walden's family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with his memorial service to follow at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 3, 2015, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His committal was held at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to
, 700 North Street, Suite M, Beaumont, Texas 77701. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 2, 2015