Calvin Joseph Hebert

September 07, 1934 - October 21, 2020

Calvin Joseph Hebert

Calvin Joseph Hebert, 86, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on September 7, 1934, to Mable Gaspard Hebert and Melvin J. Hebert, in Abbeville, Louisiana. Calvin had a long time career with Gulf States Utilities which included his position as Senior Vice President of Finance. After a merger with Entergy, he retired as Vice President of Operations after 33 years of employment in various positions. He enjoyed his career and the people he worked with immensely.

Calvin earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. He had a thirst for knowledge and was an avid reader. He also liked to fix things and was an excellent problem solver.

He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, and loved being a Marine.

Cal was a member of the SAXET and PU Investment Clubs. He also chaired and participated in the Choker’s Golf Tournament, and was an avid golfer. The members always looked forward to his Cajun jokes, and he was an entertaining storyteller as well. Cal had an infectious smile and sense of humor. Years ago, he also enjoyed duck hunting.

He and his wife, Shirley, loved the beach. They were involved in neighborhood activities such as the Mardi Gras Court. The beach house is a place for family to gather and many happy, lasting memories have been made there.

In these later years, he and Shirley have enjoyed sitting on their back deck, feeding the squirrels and birds. Cal looked forward to his favorite Scotch and cigar with his son-in-law and grandsons, while discussing life.

Cal was a wonderful husband of 60 years and a loving and giving father and grandfather. His lasting legacy will be how he taught his children and grandchildren to be strong in their faith and live a life of gratitude. He was a very caring soul and always put family first.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Foret Hebert; daughters, Phyllis Hebert Russo and her husband, Louis, of Clear Lake, Michelle Hebert of The Woodlands, and Lynette Hebert Brown of Spring; sister, Gloria Humble and brother, Robert Gayle Hebert, both of Abbeville, Louisiana; grandchildren, Christopher Russo, Michael Russo and his wife, Kendall, Faith Brown, and Kaylin Brown.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth James Hebert.

A gathering of Mr. Hebert’s family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 26, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Monday, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont. His entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines.

Memorial contributions may be made to an organization of one’s choice.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Monday, October 26, 2020
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Rosary
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Monday, October 26, 2020
10:30 a.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Monday, October 26, 2020
1:00 p.m.
Entombment
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (16)

  • Larry and Judy McFarland

    30 October 2020 at 15:00 | #

    Mrs. Hebert, We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Heberts passing. We are neighbors and have always enjoyed waving at him and saying ' Good morning"! We also enjoyed the bag of satsumas he walked over to us.. Such a kind man. God bless him.

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  • Paul Mosley

    29 October 2020 at 16:03 | #

    worked with Calvin in Conroe in the 1980's

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  • Carol Brown

    28 October 2020 at 16:10 | #

    I am so sorry. Your family will miss him tremendously. He was such a gentleman and he truly loved his family.

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  • Iris Stanfield

    28 October 2020 at 02:10 | #

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Calvin Hebert will be missed by so many. Folks from GSU. He was such a good humored personality to be around. Always had a Cajun joke to share. A truly genuine human being, and that says a lot about a person. He’s leaving a hosts of loving family and friends, but there will be a great hosts of those on the other side who will be rejoicing at his arrival no doubt.

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  • Carolyn & Jimmy Brown

    26 October 2020 at 19:27 | #

    We will miss you, Cal. We feel blessed to have known you, and we are so grateful for the conversations and laughs we shared together.. We were lucky to have many wonderful Thanksgiving meals together, and we’ll never forget your Irresistible wit and giant smiles when we gathered together. Shirley, you are in our prayers, and please know that we are always available to you and your girls.

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  • Deb & Ed Tiedemann

    26 October 2020 at 01:10 | #

    Our condolences to Shirley and family. We really enjoyed you as wonderful neighbors on Shakespeare. You were always so kind to all of us, especially our grandson Carson. Thanks for the memories.!

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  • Eleanor & Oswald Breaux

    25 October 2020 at 17:04 | #

    Praying for his family as I know they will miss him. Cal was a very sweet person. Always smiling and happy to see his family anytime. We will miss him.. Rest In Peace my cousin.

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  • Kenny Allen

    24 October 2020 at 18:18 | #

    I only know about Mr. Hebert through two of his wonderful daughters Michelle and Lynette. Knowing both of them from the church we all go too. I feel like I already know him somewhat just through the poise the grace and loving action I have seen from his two sweet girls. My condolences to all of the family and friends of the Mr.Hebert, I know your hearts are heavy now, so all of you are in my daily prayers.

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  • Shamsia Elliott

    24 October 2020 at 02:41 | #

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Your daddy was such an amazing person. He always made everyone feel welcomed. We all loved going to the Heberts house and spending time with this great family. Prayers to your family during these difficult times.
    Sincerly, Shamsia D Elliott

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  • Bill and Carroll Benedetto.

    23 October 2020 at 21:31 | #

    Just thinking about you and Calvin the other day. So sorry for your loss. Remembering the good times we had. May God be with you and the family

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  • Wendy Cardenas McNabb

    23 October 2020 at 20:40 | #

    I will never forget Mr Hebert, such a beautiful soul. His daughter Lynette and I were friends in high school and I loved hanging out at their house! Mr. and Mrs Hebert always made me feel welcomed. Mr. Heberts smile was infectious and his laugh was the best! Lots of fun times at the Heberts house!!! Much love and many prayers to the Hebert family as they celebrate the life of this wonderful Patriarch... May he rest in the arms of Jesus.

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  • Angela Ricks

    23 October 2020 at 17:22 | #

    I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful man, but beyond grateful to have known him. I will never forget how much fun we all had at the beach and traveling to Biloxi. He was always smiling and always kind.. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His wonderful family was everything to him and he will live on through them.

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  • Robynn Storm

    23 October 2020 at 16:55 | #

    Uncle Cal was such a kind soul. He will be dearly missed. My prayers and sympathy to the family.

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  • Jo Carolyn Gibbs Sekaly

    23 October 2020 at 16:21 | #

    God bless Laura and all her family. Laura was a wonderful person, and I am so fortunate to have called her my friend.

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  • Gerald Furry

    23 October 2020 at 14:48 | #

    Im very sorry to hear of Mr. Hebert's passing I was a guard at the Entergy building in the early 90's and saw him many times. He was very easy going and he enjoyed tlakign with people. One day while I was working the evening shift a cab pulled up and the cabby got out and brought in several gun cases, I put them behind the counter in the lobby and the operations supervisor called out front after seeing the cases, before I said anything he said I bet those belonged to Mr.Hebert so I looked at the tags an dsure enough they were his. I called to his office and let him know thye were here and a couple minutes later he came down and took thme out to his car. Times were easier back then and all was quiet. I do remember he drove the mint late 70's model white chevy car he drove and was always kept in great condition. He was a good man.

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  • Sonny & Shirley Riedmueller

    22 October 2020 at 23:26 | #

    So sorry for your loss he was a very special person and will be missed by many . Shirley you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers..

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