Oran M. Roberts
United Daughters of the Confederacy®
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Dear Members of Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC
It is with sadness that I inform you that our eldest and long time member of Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, has passed away.
Mrs. Emma Simon Bellew, 95 years young, born October 9, 1909 in Houston, Texas passed away Monday, September 12, 2005 in Houston. Mrs. Bellew became a second generation member with her mother, Mrs. L. F. Simon, who joined in 1922, when she became a member of Oran M. Roberts 440 on November 29, 1952 through her great –great uncle Jaques (James) Vienne, Company E, 30th (Sumter) LA Infantry. She held numerous chapter offices during her early years as a member.
She was awarded the UDC 25 year membership award in 1984 and the UDC 50 year membership award in 2003 at the chapter’s 101st Anniversary Luncheon. She attended the luncheon with her daughter in great appreciation of her recognition and UDC spirit. She certainly carried her 93 years well.
She is survived by three daughters, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The service was held today, September 15, 2005 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Carolyn K. Farmer
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Obituary – Houston Chronicle, Wed., 14 Sept. 2005
EMMA SIMON BELLEW, 95, entered into eternal rest, Monday, September 12, 2005. A native Houstonian. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Michael Bellew. Beloved mother of Margaret Musgrove, Hilary Bellew and Frances Dulin. Grandmother of Marie Welsh, Emil Musgrove, Rebecca Dulin, Renee Bellew, Ryan Bellew, Amanda Dulin and Robert Dulin. Great-grandmother of Emma Welsh, Aiden and Colin Welsh and Brennan Musgrove. Visitation at Earthman Funeral Home, 2420 Fannin, from 4 to 9 pm. Rosary will be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm at Earthman's. Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, 10 am at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery. She lived a long and faith-filled life. May she rest in peace.
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