Sarah Jane Gooch Conrad, 82, of Jasper, died Friday, July 12, 2013, at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital, Jasper. She was born on July 29, 1930, in Beaumont, to Lera McCree Gooch and Philander Davis Gooch. Sarah enjoyed playing golf and working in the garden with her flowers. She was a former alderman in Nome, Texas and loved playing dominoes with the ladies at Nome Baptist Church and Hillcrest Baptist Church. She was a caring and loving woman yet spunky and determined; but, most of all, she loved her family. Survivors include her husband, Clarence C. Conrad; daughter, Susan Jarrell and her husband, Marty, of Sour Lake; granddaughter, Taryn Hunley and her husband, Justin, of Troop; great-grandchildren, Troy Conrad Hunley and Sarah Kaitlyn Hunley; sister, Lera Stalnaker of Spartenburg, South Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Norman Gooch and Will Davis Gooch. A gathering of Mrs. Conrad's family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2013, at Broussards. Her committal was held at Broussard's Crematorium, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 14, 2013