Fay Pearl Kalbaugh

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1923 - 2014 Fay Pearl Cullom Kalbaugh, 91, of Beaumont, died July 26, 2014. She was born on April 5, 1923, in McComb, Mississippi, and was the daughter of Pearl Gardner and Peter Cullom. She grew up during the great depression with numerous aunts and cousins. Fay graduated from high school in Clintwood, Virginia, and attended Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, in 1944. She was married to Elmore P. Mo Kalbaugh that same year in San Angelo, Texas, by her father, a Baptist minister. The couple lived in Richmond, Virginia, where Mo was in medical school and Fay attended the Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The couple and their growing family lived in Phoenix, Arizona, Berkley, California and Lexington, Kentucky, before moving to Port Arthur, Texas in 1954 and then to Beaumont in 1966. Fay received a Masters Degree in English from Lamar University in 1975. She taught literature at the Paris American Academy summer program in Paris, France, belonged to the Medical Auxiliary, the Beaumont Public Library Board, the Beaumont Art Museum Board, as well as numerous bridge and book clubs. Fay excelled at cooking, painting, fashion, sculpture, photography and published two books of poetry and a memoir of her clothing, plus wrote numerous journals and short stories about her life. She is survived by her three children, Ed Kalbaugh and his wife, Mary Rose, of Los Angeles, California; Jolie McCoy and her husband, Alan, of Rapid City, South Dakota; and Sandra Anderson and her husband, Steve, of Lompoc, California; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Small of Virginia. A graveside service for Mrs. Kalbaugh will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont. Special thanks go to the Calder Woods staff; J. R. and Linda Cullom of Houston; special friends Ruth Catalano and Annette Longuevan; and the caregivers from the Libby Taylor Agency for their help and care. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Kalbaugh's name may be made to Some Other Place, P O Box 843, Beaumont, Texas 77704. 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 July 28, 2014
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