Rebecca Becky Blanchard, 55, of LaBelle, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on June 23, 1957, in Galveston, to Elnora Cassidy and Christobal N. Ortiz, and had been a longtime resident of Beaumont. Becky was a published author and photographer and had been employed with Beaumont Enterprise for ten years. She is survived by her husband of thirty-eight years, Curtis Blanchard; children, Beverly Neel, Blake Blanchard, and Haylee Shoemaker; six grandchildren; mother, Elnora Cassidy; and sisters, Jacalyn Ceballos, Christina Carillo, and Lisa Garnett. Becky is preceded in death by her father, C. N. Peanut Ortiz. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at Harbor Hospice and her nurse, Lorie. A gathering of Mrs. Blanchard's family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 29, 2013, at Broussard's. A family committal will be at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com. @
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Apr. 28, 2013