(Orange, Texas)


June 14, 2013

Debby VanGent


Deborah Carlotta “Debby” VanGent, 57, of Vidor, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation to be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.  Cremation will follow on Tuesday at Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Orange.

Born in Pottersville on January 22, 1956, Debby was the daughter of Joseph E. Modglin and Betty Jo Daniels Modglin.  She was a former resident of Utrecht, Holland and had lived in Vidor for the past eight years.  She was a wife, mother, cosmetologist and writer.

Debby is survived by her husband, Nicolaas VanGent; children, Billy W. Smith, Christopher C. Smith, Joseph E. Parish Smith and his wife, Wendee.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ethan Laine Smith, Bree-Lynn Smith, Dalton “Jesse James” Vallery, Trey “Lil Sumo” Tripp, Serenitee “Sir Joe” Smith; brothers, Joe Modglin, Robert Modglin, Preston Modglin, Michael Modglin, Eugene Hobbs; and sisters, Ida Kahkien and Tina Garland.

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