Lois Faye Brannan-Gober

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Lois Faye Brannan-Gober Former Beaumont and Nederland resident Lois Faye Brannan-Gober, 89, died of pneumonia on March 22, 2013 at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio. She passed into the loving arms of the Lord with her devoted children by her side. Services will be held this week at First United Methodist Church, 1826 Nall St. in Port Neches. Arrangements are with Broussard's Mortuary in Beaumont. Lois Faye was born in Hillsboro, Texas on October 1, 1923 to James Claude and Ethel Izora Brannan. She was the second of three girls, who remained best friends throughout her life. Her family moved to the South Park area of Beaumont, where she graduated from South Park High School. With nothing but her God-given talent and beautiful hands, Lois Faye became a commercial artist. She had just won the official poster contest for the Neches River Festival when she fell in love and married Dene C. Gober. The marriage produced four children. In a cruel twist of fate, she found herself raising them alone in a world where women were paid a fraction of what her male counterparts received. Lois survived the Depression, WWII, four teenagers, divorce, broken hearts, numerous illnesses, leaky roofs, broken-down cars, a mugging and several hurricanes. But during it all, her faith never wavered, nor did her love for her children, who would do anything to coax a laugh from her, even during the darkest moments. The ugliness of the struggle disappeared in the presence of her glorious smile and unbound love for her family and all living things. Lois Faye loved genealogy, needlepoint, and gardening. She was a voracious reader, and could read a 600 page novel before you could get past the second chapter. She enjoyed discussing current events and had an opinion about every celebrity and politician. Her mind was sharp as a tack, and she kept her wonderful sense of humor until the very end. Everyone she met or knew would always describe her with only one word: Beautiful. Lois Faye is survived by her daughters Dena Dalton, Nicolette Shaw, her son Jim Gober and their spouses, her sisters Doris Hatton and Claudine Stapleton, grandchildren Ryanne, Rebecca and Olivia and numerous friends and extended family. She is preceded in death by her son, Alex, her mother Ethel and father Claude.

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Broussard's Mortuary
2000 McFaddin Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-1621
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 24, 2013
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