Obituaries for February 5

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Diez, Leah Michelle

She graduated from East Ascension High School in 2003 and attended LSU. She died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. She was 24 and a native and resident of Gonzales. Visitation at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, was held on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation  will continue Friday from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Interment in Cornerview Cemetery. Survived by her father, Kim Diez; mother, Bernadine “Bernie” Johnson Diez; brother, Taylor Diez; grandmother, Clara Ann Marchand Johnson; grandfather and stepgrandmother, Huey and Blanca Diez; grandmother and stepgrandfather, Betty and Sonny Vavasseur; aunts and uncles, Lyle and Deborah Johnson, Cliff and Sheila Johnson, Pat and Deidre Johnson, Greg Johnson, Alan and Starlet Johnson, Bret Johnson, Beth and Randy Ingram, Doug and Marlene Diez, Becky and Michael LaPlace, Tara Diez, Rhett and Maria Diez; and 34 cousins. Preceded in death by her grandfather, Jerry L. Johnson Sr.; and cousin, Elizabeth Johnson. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Diez, Beau Diez, Jonathan Muller, Ben Fridge, Justin Mickelborough and Joey Evans. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com. To sign and view the family guest book, please visit www.legacy.com/weeklycitizen to offer condolences to the family.

Guitrau, Alphonse Donald

A native of French Settlement and a resident of Lake, he died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, after a battle with cancer. He was 84, born Aug. 2, 1925. He retired from Ormet. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for more than 30 years. He was a charter member of Father James Clement Knights of Columbus Council 6389. He was one of the founding members of the St. Amant High School Booster Club.

Johnson, Nelson

A longtime resident of Prairieville, he died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at his home. He was 93 and a native of Pine Prairie.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from the Exxon Refinery and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus for 50 years, served as a Eucharistic minister, usher at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and a member of a rosary group and participated for many years in the Gonzales Jambalaya cook-offs. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge.

Stevens, Timothy Kane

A resident of Prairieville, he died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at his home. He was 48. Visitation at Ascension Funeral Home, 426 W. New River St., Gonzales, on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and in the chapel on Friday from 1 p.m. until religious service at 2 p.m. Burial in Hope Haven Cemetery, La. 30, Gonzales. Survived by his son, Morgan Taylor Stevens; father, Allen H. Stevens; sister, Kathleen Walker and husband Jeff; brother, David Stevens and his wife, Donna; aunts and uncle, Melba Mooney, and Gene and Carol Stevens. Preceded in death by his mother, Alberta LeBlanc Stevens; and uncle, Harold Stevens.

Stevenson Jr., Wilson “Moonie”

A retired heavy equipment operator with Ascension Parish, he died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge. He was 70, a resident of Donaldsonville and a native of Napoleonville. Interment in Buena Vista Baptist Church Cemetery, St. James.

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