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Stacy Darlene Menard

August 24, 1971 — April 14, 2024

Stacy Darlene Menard, 52, of Orangefield, Texas passed away surrounded by her family on April 14, 2024 at Houston Methodist Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Stacy is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Steve Menard Jr., her daughters Sydnee Allison and Sadie Menard, her granddaughter Elowen Allison, her parents Eddie and Lynda Hollis, her brother Brian Hollis, her sister Kayla Hoffpauir, her cousin Melissa McMillan, and many cherished family and friends.
 
 Stacy was born in Baytown, Texas on August 24, 1971 and grew up in LaPorte, Texas, attending Baker Elementary and Junior High until her family moved to Orange, Texas in 1985. She attended West Orange-Stark High School where she met her future husband, Steve, through her good friend Betty Jo Menard (now Green). After graduating in 1989, she attended Lamar University to study nursing before changing her focus to history and education.
 
 Stacy married Steve Menard on October 22, 1992. She had her first child, Sydnee, on July 6, 1994 and they lived briefly in Fayetteville, North Carolina before relocating back to Orange and eventually to Orangefield after Steve completed his military service. Stacy’s second child, Sadie, was born on April 1, 2002. Over the course of their life together, through her love of Steve’s companionship and her taste for travel and excitement, Stacy managed to convert Steve from a shy, homebody into an enthusiastic fellow adventurer.
 
 Stacy’s 25+ year career was spent teaching at Sour Lake Elementary where she formed life-long friendships with fellow teachers, administrators, and staff. She touched the lives of many students and families over the course of her career, and was privileged to hear from some of those students about the profound impact that she had on their lives.
 
 Stacy was passionate about history, gardening, traveling, Texas, and Elvis. She was a planner, and applied that talent to trips to Graceland, historic plantations in southern Louisiana, and numerous national parks as well as to working on beautifying her yard with plants, flowers, and landscaping details. She was also happy to go along on a well-planned trip if invited, and went along on adventures with family and friends to New Orleans, the California Coast, Nachitoches, Switzerland, and many other places, always making those trips better with her curiosity and ability to find the things that were worth doing. 
 
 We will miss seeing her on the lawnmower taking care of the yard that she took so much pride in. We will miss her shrimp etouffée on Christmas Eve. We will miss her no nonsense attitude and her wicked sense of humor. We will miss her beautiful blue eyes and her bright smile. She kept us all moving, and moving in the right direction. 
 
 The impact that Stacy had on those whose lives she touched cannot be adequately summarized in a few short paragraphs, but will be felt in many ways large and small as we continue on, inspired by her to be better than we were and to stop and pay attention to the beauty of God’s world as we move through it.

 

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2024 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

 

Services will be on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Pinehurst Pentecostal Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Old Harden Cemetery in Kountze at 2:00 p.m.

 

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Visitation

Friday, April 19, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Claybar Funeral Home Orange

504 5th St, Orange, TX 77630

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Pinehurst United Pentecostal Church

2111 40th St, Orange, TX 77630

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