April 24, 1919 – May 10, 2024

Eddith Mae “Eadie” LaCroix, 105, of Alpena, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2024, at Precious Days.

Eadie was born April 24, 1919, in Fort Worth, Texas, to the late Edward and Ellie Miller. On Dec. 26, 1936, she married Francis R. LaCroix in Marietta, Okla. She moved from Kemp, Texas, to Alpena to be with family in 2005.

She led a very active life. Walking the old Alpena Mall six days a week with her only child, Carol Anderson, well into her upper 90s. She enjoyed going to the Senior Center to play bingo and exercise there as well. She loved hummingbirds, flowers, and was well known for remembering and sending cards to friends and family for birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations. Family was everything to her. She gave generously to church, and many organizations.

Ralph and Eadie resided in Dallas, Houston, Louisiana, and Fort Worth, moving to Cedar Crest Shores in Kemp, Texas in 1978 where they built a home and retired. She worked at JCPenney’s for 23 years and retired from there in Texas.

She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mabank, Texas, a member of the Cedar Lake Women’s Club and Friendship Sunday School. She was a member in OES Alpena #341, Mabank, Texas, OES #821, and Gun Barrel City, Texas, OES #1114 where she also served as Worthy Matron from 1988-1989. She served as an officer in Dallas Assembly #63, Social Order of the Beauceant.

Surviving are her three grandchildren Robyn Smith, Kevin Anderson, Debbie (Paul) LaBell. Six great-grandchildren Molly Anderson, Alex Anderson, Matthew Smith, Gabriel Smith, Jamie (Eric) Arnold and Erin LaBell. Six great-great-grandchildren Emma, Ellie, Nessa, Beau, Luke, and Opal. She is preceded in death by her husband Ralph LaCroix, beloved sister Octa Belle Hinds, two brothers, and daughter Carol Anderson.

Eadie will be laid to rest with her daughter, husband, and his family at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 21, 2024. Arrangements have been entrusted with McWilliams Funeral Home.