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Billie Bural Chauveaux – July 1, 2012


Dateline Claude
Billie Bural Chauveaux, 86, of Claude, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Claude with the Reverend Dan Carter officiating. Private burial will be at the Claude Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Claude.
Mrs. Chauveaux was born on November 3, 1925 in Groom, Texas to Bert and Willie Irene Bural. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from West Texas State College and subsequently taught Speech and English at Borger High School. She married John Boudes Chauveaux in August, 1947 and they lived on the site of the original Chauveaux homestead east of Claude throughout their marriage.
Active in numerous Texas Panhandle organizations, Mrs. Chauveaux was particularly devoted to the First United Methodist Church of Claude and the United Methodist Women where she served in numerous leadership roles. She enjoyed reading and took pleasure in utilizing her academic background by presenting book reviews for area civic organizations. A devoted Texas Longhorn fan, the Chauveaux’s traveled often with the University of Texas Flying Longhorns group and, until recent years, rarely missed a Texas/Oklahoma football game in Dallas during their 65 years of marriage. A devoted wife, mother, grand-mother and great grand-mother, she cherished her time with her daughter-in-law, Kathryn, granddaughters, Connor and Kelsey, and great-granddaughter, Kora.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Bert L. Chauveaux, on May 5, 2011, and by two sisters, Marjorie Bural Thompson and Betty Bural McCracken.
Survivors include her husband of sixty-five years, John B. Chauveaux, of the home; a son, Tony L. Chauveaux of Los Angeles, California; a daughter-in-law, Kathryn W. Chauveaux of Beaumont; granddaughter and great-granddaughter Kathryn Connor Chauveaux and Kora Kathryn Chauveaux of Lafayette, Louisiana; granddaughter Kelsey Cameron Chauveaux and her husband, David Chauveaux, of Dallas, Texas; and sister, Mozelle Bural Ferguson, of Amarillo.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church in Claude, 400 Trice Street, Claude, Texas 79019 or to the Armstrong County Museum, 120 Trice Street, Claude, Texas 79019.

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