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Constance Tibodeau 1939 – 2018

Constance Ann Tibodeau, 79, passed away peacefully at Park Manor of Conroe on December 3, 2018. Constance “Connie” Ann Speiser was born on April 26, 1939 in St. Paul, Minnesota to the late Walter Raymond Speiser and Eugenie (Jean) Ann Dupre. Even though Connie was an only child, the home she grew up in was always bustling as her Aunts lived there while their husbands were at war and then her Uncle (Dick) lived there after the early death of his mother. Connie met LeRoy Isadore Tibodeau (from Windom) at a local dance. Connie was united in marriage to LeRoy on December 27, 1958 at Sacred Heart Church of St. Paul, Minnesota. Their union was blessed with two children, Dale LeRoy Tibodeau and Curtis LeRoy Tibodeau. In support of LeRoy’s career with John Deere, Connie and LeRoy and their two sons lived in Fargo, North Dakota; Mankato, Minnesota; Rochester, Minnesota; Rice Lake, Wisconsin; Bismarck, North Dakota; Omaha, Nebraska; and (finally) Dallas, Texas. While the boys were growing up, Connie served as a Den Mother for her son’s Cub Scout troop (Bismarck and Omaha) and a leader of the local Garden Club (Bismarck, Omaha and Richardson). Connie and LeRoy also proudly attended all of their children’s school sports, band and orchestra activities. Connie also actively participated in the All Saints Catholic Church Tennis league where she forged lifelong friendships. After retiring from his life-long career at Deere and Company, LeRoy, Connie and Curt moved to a ranch in Ennis, Texas where they raised cattle, Paints, Quarter horses and numerous beloved dogs. While in Ennis, Connie prided herself in being a good neighbor; an active member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Waxahachie; and a member of the Red Hat sisterhood. LeRoy passed away on July 10, 2002. After her husband’s death, Connie managed the family ranch and took care of her younger son Curtis, who passed away in October of 2014. After Curtis’ death, Connie sold the ranch and then moved to Conroe, TX to live with her elder son (Dale) and his wife (Laura). Connie cherished family, her tennis and church friends; her dear friends and neighbors from the Ennis area, her animals; and life’s many adventures. While her husband was known as the fishing enthusiast, she often reeled in the big ones – including a record sized Queen Salmon in Alaska that is now on display at Pappadeaux of Conroe. She very much enjoyed family vacations and was looking forward to an upcoming trip to New York City. Connie is survived by her son, Dale LeRoy Tibodeau and his wife Laura Ellis Tibodeau of Conroe, Texas; her sister-in-law, Judith Andrew of Plymouth, Minnesota; one great niece and two great nephews.
Connie valiantly battled breast cancer for the past thirteen years, with the support of her friends, family, church and the good people of the Ennis and Conroe communities. We appreciate the many prayers that were extended to help Connie and our family through these trying times. May she now rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to cancer research. But, if your heart wants to send flowers, you might call Garden Gate Floral of Ennis. Visitation services were Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 6-8 PM at J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.in Ennis, Texas, with Rosary being said at 7 PM. The funeral was held Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10 AM at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis, followed by graveside service and interment in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery of Ennis, TX under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. Following internment there was a luncheon/reception at Casa Italiana. Blessed be the memory of Constance (“Connie”) Ann Tibodeau.

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