Bertha Irene Robidoux Broughton
Bertha Irene Robidoux Broughton, 91, long time resident of Bay City, died May 20, 2000 at the Matagorda House. Bertha, daughter of the late Phillip Fraizer and Essie Mae Henry Robidoux, was born Jan. 8, 1906 in Port Lavaca, Texas. Following her mother's death in her infancy, she was reared in foster care by the William Edward Bedford family of Matagorda, Texas. Bertha attended Southwestern University and taught in a country school for one year. She married Edward D. Broughton on March 23, 1935. They settled in Bay City in 1942 in a loving marriage of 49 years, until his death in 1984. She generously gave of her time and talents by serving her community in many local organizations; Eastern Star, Pink Ladies, and the First United Methodist Church. To her many friends and family she shared her loving concerns and kindness. She worked in banking for the City of Bay City, Gulf Coast Rice Farms and retired in 1971 after 15 years as tax assessor for the Bay City Independent School District.
Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Matherle and Wilbur Ray Spears of Clayton, Calif.; two grandchildren, Scott Byron Spears and wife Mette Frank of San Jose, Calif., and Sherri Lynn Gendron and husband Paul Stephen of Walnut Creek, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Rena Broughton and Gladys Heiligbrodt both of Bay City; and many nieces and nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Crowe officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include: Tommy Turner, Wayne Brown, Charles Baker, Dan Haley, Matt Caldwell, Scott Spears, and Paul Gendron.
Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.
THE DAILY TRIBUNE
Tuesday, May 23, 2000
Matagorda County, Texas