Debra “Deb” Kay Bean

Published 2:28 pm Thursday, August 2, 2018


Debra “Deb” Bean, 57, passed from this life on Monday, July 30, 2018 following a year-long battle with intensifying heart complications resulting from a 24 year battle with Lupus.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 35 years, Doyle; three sons, DJ, Drew, and Dallas Bean; the light of her life, granddaughter Emmalynn Bean; two daughter in laws, Amy and Emily Bean; two brothers, Earl Boudreaux and Anthony Chauvin; and a host of beloved church family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Boudreaux.

Born in Houma, Louisiana on February 3, 1961, Deb’s family soon relocated to Orange, Texas where she spent 51 years of her life. She was a graduate of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School in 1979 and attended Lamar University, graduating with a Degree in Sociology and Minor in Special Education in 1985.

She was known by many in the community, despite her meek and humble demeanor. She had a personal warmth which exuded a sincere love for others that brightened the days and impacted the lives of many she met in her time on earth.

She faced a myriad of health challenges beginning in her early 30’s, though few outside her closest friends would ever know, for what time she did not spend dedicated to her husband and children was spent seeking out opportunities to tirelessly assist those in her church family and community that comprised the oft-too-easily-forgotten crowds.

She was known by numerous, struggling young mothers and wives as an example, mentor, confidant and friend; she was known by numerous elderly as a welcomed weekly visitor, caretaker, and compassionate companion in life’s waning hours.

She was known by her children as their rock, their joy, and the one who showed them what it meant to be loved. She was known by her husband as his “sweetie”, his better half, and the strongest, godliest person he ever knew.

Her life was not lived with a self-serving desire for personal or career accolades, material possessions, or things this world had to offer. Her life was lived with a persistent desire to be with family, help the helpless, heal the broken, and comfort the afflicted, often with little to no regard for her own well-being.

She had the humble heart of a servant, a spirit that was so loved, and lived a life with impact beyond that which she will ever know. She leaves behind many cherished memories and the greatest of hopes for all who would follow Christ’s example in like manner that we will see her again one day.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas.

Visitation was from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Deb was never one to wear black, so her life was celebrated by guests wearing their favorite color.

In lieu of customary remembrances, donations can be made to the Lupus Foundation of America at 3701 Kirby Dr. Suite 700, Houston, TX 77098.