Obituaries for Aug. 1-3
Courtney, Patricia Owens
A homemaker, a resident of Baton Rouge and a former resident of Gonzales, she died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She was 72 and a native of Coon.
Dickerson Sr., Bobby “Bobcat”
A native of White Castle and a resident of Gonzales, he died on Thursday, July 24, 2008, in Gonzales. He was 49. Burial in the St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery.
Dickerson, Consuelo M. “Precious”
A manager for McDonald's in Sorrento, she died on Thursday, July 24, 2008, in Gonzales. She was 32, a resident of Gonzales and a native of Sorrento. Interment in Do Right Baptist Church Cemetery.
Johnson, Audrey Bourque
A homemaker, she died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2008, at her home in Prairieville. She was 63 and a native of Bueche. Interment in Star Hill Cemetery. She was a graduate of Port Allen High School and loved gardening.
Keibler, Russell Allan “Russ”
A resident of Sorrento and a controller with Shaw Group/Sunland Fabricators, he passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, July 28, 2008. He was 59 and a native of Texas City, Texas. He held a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Houston and was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also enjoyed bowling.
Louque Sr., Ronald Adrian “Ron”
“Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong. Your every act should be done with love” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14). Only God knows our true heart, and it is He who will judge us. Dad, you were such a loving, loyal father and friend to your children, neighbors, and buddies. We will all miss your sense of humor and wisdom. We know that your suffering is spent, and you are now rejoicing in heaven while fishing the big ones. You will be forever missed. A resident of St. Amant and retired lab technician with Kaiser Aluminum/LaRoche, he passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2008. He was 70 and a native of Gramercy. Visiting will be at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Amant, on Wednesday, August 6 from 8:30 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. officiated by Rev. Boby Alex and Rev. Howard Adkins. Entombment will be in Holy Rosary’s Mausoleum. He is survived by three daughters and two son-in-laws, Tammy and Greg Vidrine, Bonnie and Dale Bourque, and Trudy Palermo; three sons and two daughter-in-laws, Ronald A. Jr. and Charlotte Louque, Ross A. Sr. and Mona Louque, and Scott J. Louque; four sisters, Rita LeBlanc, Jaqueline Myrick, Lois Duhe, and Barbara Schwarth; three brothers, Everette Louque, Kenneth Louque, and Gary Louque; and sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Sr. and Elise’ Deroche Louque; daughter, Catherine Louque; son, Gregory Louque; and brother, Daniel Louque Jr. Pallbearers will be Ross Louque Sr., Scott and Ronald Louque, Ross Louque Jr., Gregory Vidrine, and Josh Broussard. Honorary pallbearers will be Forrest Brady, Bob Pamplin, Eddie Joe Vicknair, and Don Dugas. We want to thank Michelle Spears for her comfort and care of our daddy and St. Joseph Hospice for their care. Also, we want to thank all those who offered up their prayers for the family and Dad. The race is finished, and you can now rejoice with the angels. We love you Daddy! In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, is in charge of arrangements.
Lambert, Connie “Max”
Retired from the Baker Police Department with 19 years of service, a resident of Prairieville and a native of Jayess, Miss., he died Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at 11:15 a.m. at Hospice of Baton Rouge Inpatient Unit after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 68. He was a member of Plains Masonic Lodge 135 F&AM and the Baker Fraternal Order of Police. He served nine years with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. He was the co-founder of the Baker Police Cadet Program, a Cub Scout den leader, hunter education safety instructor and a post graduate of peace officer training.
Landry, Ozile Mabile Ourso
A homemaker and a resident of Donaldsonville, she died at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, in Donaldsonville. She was 88 and a native of Pierre Part. Interment in the Ascension Catholic Church Cemetery.
McAlister, Linda Paxton “Grandy”
A resident and native of St. Amant, she died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at Hospice of Baton Rouge after a four-month battle with leukemia. She was 64. Visiting at Sorrento Baptist Church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Eugene Gullett. Interment in New River Cemetery. She worked at the St. Amant Primary/Middle School cafeteria for 21 years. She was a member of Sorrento Baptist Church, where she served in many various capacities for more than 30 years.
Norris, Delphine Inez "Dee"
A resident of Gonzales and a retired accountant with Turner Industries, she passed away at home on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008. She was 72 and a native of Jonesboro. Visiting was held at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Monday, Aug. 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting will resume at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Amant, on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Burial to follow in Cornerview Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter, Celeste N. Baldridge; three sons, Fred H. Norris and wife Peggy, William H. Norris and wife Tonilyn, and Patrick A. Norris and wife Susan; four sisters, Vicki Carroll, Sally Johnson, Becky Guidery and Mary Kay Dugas; two brothers, Dr. William P. Fey and Steven Fey; 15 grandchildren, Sandeanna, Barbara, Jeremy, T'Shanda, Erik, Donalyn, Zoe, Lucas, Chilista, Michael, Andrew, Amber, Sammy, Rosie and Sean; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. W.P. Fey and Ruth L. Fey; and a son, Timothy Sean Norris. Pallbearers will be Jeremy, Erik, Sean, Andrew and Sam Norris and Harold Rogers. Honorary pallbearers are Donavon Howell and Alex Veazey. She was a honorary member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Special thanks to the staff of St. Joseph Hospice and a very special thank you to Dawn and Sylvia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Smith, Louis E. "E.D."
A resident of Baton Rouge, he died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 85 and a native of Gonzales. Arrangements pending at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East.
Waggenspack, Louis Laville
Louis Laville Waggenspack, 83, a native of Gonzales, died on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at his home in Franklin. Burial in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Centerville. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville, a member of the Knights of Columbus, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient.