Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, TX


Shelby Jean Hartwick

February 8, 1938January 10, 2020

Shelby Jean Owen Hartwick, 81, of Beaumont, Texas went to be with her Lord on savior on Friday, January 10, 2020. She was born on February 8, 1938 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Shelby loved to sew and did for many years. She loved to make costumes for her kids and grandkids throughout the years. She bowled for many years and tournament play took her and daddy throughout America. She loved fishing all day. She spent many days at the beach, Rollover Pass, Galveston Bay and Sabine Pass fishing for those specks and flounders with Donald and the kids. She loved a good ole dirt track race with the family at Speedway 90 and watched Nascar racing. She spent many years watching football games with Donald.

Survivors include her Donald of 59 years; son, Kyle Hartwick and his wife Penny of Clear lake, Texas; daughter Kelly Hartwick Riggs and her husband Robert of Lumberton, Texas; 3 grandchildren, Robby Riggs, Donny Riggs and his wife Rachel all of Lumberton, Texas, Hannah Hartwick of Clear Lake, Texas; 2 great grandchildren, Junior and Jolene Riggs; aunts, Annette Mills and Eula McKnight; nephew, nieces, and cousins.

Shelby was preceded in death by her parents, Milton & Thelma Owen and brother, Buell Reese Owen.

Special thanks to the nurses that cared for mom on 4 Southeast at St. Elizabeth Hospital that became part of the family and Harbor Hospice team. Special thanks to Cocoa for the sweet gentle care you gave.

Graveside services will be 1:00 PM, Monday, January 13, 2020 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Hartwick, Robert Riggs, Robby Riggs, Donny Riggs, Carl Owen & Patrick Owen.


  • Milton Owen, Father (deceased)
  • Thelma Owen, Mother (deceased)
  • Buell Reese Owen, Brother (deceased)
  • Donald Hartwick, Husband
  • Kyle Hartwick (Penny), Son
  • Kelly Hartwick Riggs (Robert), Daughter
  • Robby Riggs, Grandchild
  • Donny Riggs (Rachel), Grandchild
  • Hannah Hartwick, Grandchild
  • Junior Riggs, Great Grandchild
  • Jolene Riggs, Great Grandchild
  • Annette Mills, Aunt
  • Eula McKnight, Aunt
  • Mrs. Shelby Jean Owen also leaves behind nieces, nephews, and cousins.

  • Kyle Hartwick
  • Robert Riggs
  • Robby Riggs
  • Donny Riggs
  • Carl Owen
  • Patrick Owen


  • Graveside Service Monday, January 13, 2020


Shelby Jean Hartwick

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Ann Hartwick

January 13, 2020

I am sorry for the loss of Aunt Shelby. She and Unc meant so much to Randy. I will pray for you and your family in the days to come for comfort and peace.
Love Ann Hartwick

Carl Owen

January 12, 2020

Godspeed Aunt Shelby!

Anita Mobley

January 12, 2020

We loved Shelby Jean in Mississippi...She spent lots of summers at my house and we giggled into the night...I remember how my MOM would fix French Fries and Shelby Jean would show my Dad (her Uncle) how to put Ketchup on his Fries ,TEXAS STYLE, (which meant LOTS of ketchup..)

I will miss her...Prayers are sent your way...TEXAS STYLE!!!

Anita Matthews Mobley (lst Cousin on the Clifton side)

Kyle Hartwick

January 11, 2020

Mom, I don’t think a son could have had a better mother, not only were you my mom, you were my best friend. I wish heaven had a phone because i will be lonely everyday not being able to talk to you during our daily calls. I know you are in a better place now and I know you know I love you with all my Heart... I love you...your son Kyle