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Virginia Provost

May 2, 1944July 1, 2020

Virginia Bruce Provost of Austin died July 1, 2020 of renal failure. She was born May 2, 1944 in Orange, Texas. Her parents were Judge Graham Bruce of Orange and Mary Bruce of Brownsville.

After graduating from Lamar University in 1975, Virginia taught school in Orange for ten years. She enjoyed singing with the Sweet Adelines in Beaumont for many years and worked on genealogical projects most of her life.

Virginia is survived by sons, Charles Graham (Gray) Bell of Austin, TX and William Anderson (Andy) Bell of San Francisco, CA; brother and sister-in-law David and Kathy Bruce of Beaumont, TX; niece and husband Robin and Russell Helson of Beaumont, TX; and great-nephews Hunter Helson and Liam Helson.

Her parents, brother Stephen G. Bruce, and niece Shelley Bruce Lane-deCourtin preceded her in death.

There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Virginia at a date and place to be announced later.

Virginia asked that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to The Humane Society or The Spirit of Texas Chorus, PO Box 21176, Beaumont, TX 77720


  • The Humane Society or The Spirit of Texas Chorus


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Rita Hersey

July 5, 2020

I didn't know Virginia until she became a resident in the nursing facility. I was impressed with her ability to keep a sense of humor in spite of a not so great lifestyle anymore. Keeping herself interested in projects surely kept her going longer than expected. Her emails with trivia were always a hoot and she did elaborate on her life and family so I know about some of you that I've never met!! ;-0 We met through the Pet Pals program that my husband Dane did for years so he got to see and know her every other week for years. I'm sorry to have never got to hear her sing. I hope she's surrounded by dogs and cats and music and Freddie now. RIP funny Virginia! You are missed.

Judy Morton

July 5, 2020

Fond memories of sweet adeline singing with this lovely lady.Rest in peace and now sing with the heavenly choir!

Kathy Gati

July 5, 2020

I enjoyed sharing trivia and my genealogy with Virginia. Although we are not related, she encouraged me to keep digging into my family history. But most of all, I loved singing with her in our Sweet Adeline chorus.

Mary Frances Johnston Benner

July 5, 2020

I am so heart broken to find this news today. Virginia we met about 20+ years ago. I learned so much from you and our genealogy. I really enjoyed the research with you. Rest in peace my sweet cousin and say hi to all of the family. God bless you!!

Gray or Andy, if there's anything I can do, please let me know.

Helen Mendoza

July 4, 2020

Prayers for the family. I enjoyed emails with Virginia about our family tree and enjoyed her facebook posts. R.I.P prima

Irene Lopez

July 4, 2020

So sorry to hear of her passing.. enjoyed her shaing so much!! She will be missed!! Fly high prima!! RIP

Yvonne Heath

July 4, 2020

I am terrible sorry to hear about your Mom, my cousin Virginia. I enjoyed our visits and emails. I went to visit her in the nursing home and saw her at a family reunion; however, 2019/2020 have been crazy years for me and I fell behind in writing and could not visit. I wanted to update her with the family tree and have dinner with her - her favorite 'cheese enchiladas' from our cousin's restaurant, 'Enchiladas y Mas'. I hope the family tree program can continue. She wanted me to continue to help her and pass it down to the younger generations. Please email/call me. Love your cousin, Yvonne Marie Heath


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