Wilna W. Broussard
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Wilna W. Broussard
  • June 23, 1927 - January 29, 2017
  • Grapevine, Texas

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Christ follower, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother: Wilna Wood Broussard came from a long line of Texas families. Her ancestors were some of the first settlers in Texas/Mexico before it became a Republic.



Wilna was born to William T. Wood and Sarah Ann McLemore Morgan in East Texas’s Pineland. She had two sisters and three brothers.



Wilna was a painter. She belonged to the China Painters Guild and numerous other art societies. She used oils, pastels and watercolors on canvas. She sold some of her paintings to local art galleries in Oklahoma City and she sold her china painting pieces to boutique shops in the Midwest and Florida.



Wilna attended Beaumont High and then her family moved to Panama City, Florida and Georgia during WWII. Her father was a shipbuilder. Wilna worked for the USO during the war and was a secretary at a military HDQ in Cape Cod, MA for a few years.



After the war she returned to Beaumont where she met and married Weston J. Broussard. They had three daughters. The family lived in Beaumont where Weston was manager of International Cresote and Construction Company until 1968 when he took a job with Kerr McGee Oil Company and became Vice President of Kerr McGee Chemical. The family then moved to St. Louis, Missouri and then to the company’s HDQ in Oklahoma City, OK. They lived there until retirement in 1987.



Wilna enjoyed being a homemaker and her china and canvas painting activities. She sold some of her painting to art galleries in OKC. She also enjoyed her activities at the Petroleum Club in OKD, of which she and Weston were members.



In 1987 upon retirement, Wilna and Weston moved to Grapevine, Texas to be near one of their daughters. The whole family enjoyed coming to visit “Meme and Papa” and barbequing and swimming in their backyard pool.



Wilna is preceded in death by her husband Weston, two sisters and two brothers. She has one surviving brother in North Carolina.



Wilna is survived by her daughters Anne (McFadden-Dan) of Iowa; Mary (Decato-Al) of Grapevine; and Jerri (Forrest-John) of Iowa. She has four grandchildren – Robert, Erin, Brigitte, Cristie and two great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 3:00 pm.