Obituaries for Nov. 10-13

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ambeau, Ellen H.

A resident of Gonzales and a native of Jackson, Miss., she died on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Gonzales. She was 89. Visitation at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Prairieville, on Friday, Nov. 14, from noon until a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Gary Belsome, celebrant. Interment in Prairieville Community Cemetery. Ellen and her husband, M.J., owned and operated Ambeau’s Cleaners in Gonzales for 20 years.

Booker, Alsie Garrett

She was a resident of Geismar and passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center from a massive stroke. She was 77, born April 26, 1931. Interment in Cornerview Cemetery, Gonzales.

Boudreaux, Karl R.

A resident of Prairieville and operator with IMTT, he passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. He was 41, a native of Abbeville and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Visiting at St. Mark Catholic Church, Gonzales, on Friday from 8 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.  He enjoyed motorcycling, boating LSU football, and coaching youth baseball. He was a very dedicated husband and father.

Ferguson, Una Mae Watts

She was 81 and passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at her residence in French Settlement. Burial in First Baptist Church Cemetery. In her honor, memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 9457 Brookline Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

Gautreau, Herald Earl

A native and resident of Gonzales, he died at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. He was 89 and proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army, having received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge and other medals for his heroic efforts in North Africa and the European theaters. After the war, he worked with the Louisiana Office of Highways as a soil lab technician. He retired in 1977 after 36 years of service. Entombment in Hope Haven Mausoleum, Prairieville. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Disabled Veterans of America. He enjoyed hunting and dancing.

LeBoeuf, Margie Dinino

A homemaker and a lifelong resident of Donaldsonville, she died at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, in Gonzales. She was 87, born March 31, 1921. Interment in Ascension Catholic Church Cemetery, Donaldsonville. The garden in her front yard was always blooming with different varieties of flowers. She worked as a practical nurse, in the nursery at Wal-Mart and as a seamstress at Weill’s Department Store.

Michael, lberta Aydell

A resident of Gonzales, she died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at Gonzales Health Care Center. She was 90. Visitation at Faithful United Methodist Church, La. 431, St. Amant, on Friday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. until funeral service at 1 p.m., conducted by Kim Hammett, pastor. Burial in the church cemetery.

Richardson, James A. “Jimmie”

A resident and native of St. Amant, he died at his home on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008. He was 71 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He later retired out of the International Operator’s Union Local 406.

Thompson, Aaron Joshua

He died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was 15, only 10 days from making his 16th birthday. A resident of Prairieville, he was a student at Dutchtown High School. Interment in Prairieville Cemetery, La. 929.