Elizabeth Barbara "Liz" Beaulieu

June 26, 1921 - April 6, 2018
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Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Elizabeth “Liz” Perthuis Beaulieu, age 96, passed away at The Cottages at Clear Lake on Friday, April 6, 2018. Liz was born on June 26, 1921 to Louis and Ethel Miller Perthuis and lived in Galveston most of her life.

She attended Ursuline Academy, owned and operated Leo’s Drug Store, and later was employed by the Galveston Wharves and Exxon Oil. Liz was a talented artist, a member of the Galveston Art League, and enjoyed taking art classes at Galveston College for many years.  Dancing, especially at the 12th Street Inn and The Rusty Nail, was her passion.  At every opportunity, she was in her high heels out on the dance floor.  Liz adored Mardi Gras parades, dressing in her famous self-made beaded cape and hat, and begging for beads that she wore all year.  She loved meeting visitors from around the world and taking pictures with them.  “Busy Lizzy” enjoyed arts, crafts, sewing, cake decorating, and gardening.

Survivors include daughter, Barbara Segura, of Galveston; and son, Leo Edward Beaulieu III and wife, Ramah, of Rock Hill, SC; grandchildren: Roxane Segura Farrar, J Ryan Segura and wife, Ella; Brent Beaulieu, and Curtis Beaulieu and wife, Kate; and great grandchildren: Daisy Segura, Violet Segura, Riley Beaulieu and Cole Beaulieu.

Elizabeth’s ashes will be interred next to her loving parents in Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

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Born: June 26, 1921
Died: April 6, 2018

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Gay Paratore posted on 4/20/18

I am deeply saddened to hear of Liz's passing. I feel lucky to have had her as my friend. I so enjoyed our times volunteering with "The World of Art" at Shrine Burn Hospital. Liz and Barbara were so helpful to me when I taught there. It was always fun sharing a meal and visiting after that. We were both members of the Galveston Art League. I loved seeing her in all her beads at Mardi Gras, so clever! I'm sorry to know that I have lost one more of my "Ursuline Sisters". She was a good person!!! Gay Paratore

 

Darlene Newkirk posted on 4/11/18

Liz, u were a real firecracker to work with and I remember everyday u would wear short skirts and high heels... going dancing every Friday night til the band quit..You loved telling stories about ur life and always working to improve ur home..you were truly blessed...Very creative with everything in life from making the best pecan tarts to sewing gorgeous gowns...God gave u incredible talent and u fulfilled all ur wishes...You always had that smile on your face and that skip in ur walk...Bless u my friend for I know u r in Heaven with Jesus Christ....

 

Darlene Newkirk posted on 4/11/18

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Ella (Roth) Pownall and Bill Pownall posted on 4/11/18

We were so sorry to read of Elizabeth's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a talented artist. I still have the Christmas cards she decorated and sent us. They were beautiful. She helped me decorate my oldest son's first birthday cake 52 years ago. Mom & Dad (Maxine and Leon Roth) and Elizabeth were good friends and she was Mom's cousin. May she rest in peace. Ella

 

Lynn velasco posted on 4/11/18

My condolences to the family of this great lady. She was truly a lady. She had great artistic talent and yet she was so humble. She helped me so much in my art and gsve me great inspiration. I met her at the art league and I took art classes at galveston college. God will truly remember here in the ressurrection and my hope is that i will be there, too. Take care and keep her in your conversations and this will keep her alive to the next generations. Sincerely Lynn Velasco

 

Max Roth posted on 4/9/18

Remember Perthius camp on weekends will miss the beautiful Christmas card. May Elizabeth Rest In Peace. Love, Elyshia and Max

 

Gregory Bergeron posted on 4/9/18

So sad to hear of Liz's passing; sincere condolences to Barbara. We had the good fortune to briefly live across the street from Liz and Barbara. Even though we did not know her long, you could tell that she was an amazing, warm, and vivacious person. We remember both of them sitting on their porch swing in their small but charming little side yard, holding court while sipping Dr. Pepper with straws. You could always count on them offering you a drink on a hot summer day. I will never forget the first time we saw them bedecked in thirty pounds of plastic beads- she was the personification of Mardi Gras ! She will always be present in our home, as we have one of her beautiful ceramic fish sculptures prominently displayed.

 

Nanete Blackburn posted on 4/8/18

Barbara and Leo Sorry to hear about the death of your mama. From the stories I have heard I know she had a good life. Galveston will miss her on the streets dressed up in her costume during the Mardi Gras season. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Nanete and Gary

 

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