Ascension Parish Obituaries

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Barbera, Charles Gerard          

Charles Gerard Barbera, 61, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 from his home in Boyce. He is preceded in death by his father, Salvador J. Barbera Jr. He is survived by his wife, Mary LaMartiniere Barbera of Boyce; daughter, Collette Barbera; mother, Marjorie Barbera; sisters, Jean Duhon and Janet Kimp of Gonzales; godmother, Marilyn Barbera of New Orleans. Charles was a retired Principal of Gonzales Middle School. He was fondly called Mr. B by his students and faculty, Jerry by family and Cuz by his friends. He was an avid gardener and cook. He was crowned the Don of Italian cooking for the Krewe of Bayou LaRoux 2010. He was a volunteer and mentor for the Grand Power Program of Alexandria. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. To extend online condolences to the family, please visit us To sign and view the family guest book, please visit to offer condolences to the family.

Bouchereau, Lynn “Bootsie” Paul

Lynn Paul “Bootsie” Bouchereau, 83, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2011. He was a native and resident of Donaldsonville. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette and his Master's Degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He was an Ascension Parish school teacher, coach and elementary school principal for almost 30 years.  His love for teaching and helping children touched many, many lives. He was past president of the Rotary Club and longtime member of the Knights of Columbus. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and in later years, woodworking. His true passion however was Bass fishing where he spent a major portion of his free time in the Atchafalaya Spillway, Toledo Bend and trips to Lake Guerrero, Mexico. He designed and made his own fishing lures and built and repaired many rods and reels. He was past President of the Sunshine Bass Club and a Founding Father of Winterfest. He is survived by a daughter, Lori Bouchereau Templet and husband Kevin; three sons, Terry Bouchereau and wife Janelle, Paul Bouchereau and wife Karen, and Larry Bouchereau and wife Tina; Ten grandchildren Jason Templet, Scott Templet and wife Leah, Ted Bouchereau and wife Brandi, Todd Bouchereau and wife Rebecca, Toby, Ali Leah, Ross, Ryan, and Reid Bouchereau; and five great grandchildren Andon, Annabelle, and Alexander Templet and Haley and Evan Bouchereau. He is preceded in death by his wife June Glaubrecht Bouchereau; parents Paul Louis Bouchereau and Pearl Landry Bouchereau; and a grandson Chad Templet. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Smokebend from 8 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Officiated was by Rev. Phil Spano. Entombment followed in Ascension Catholic Mausoleum in Donaldsonville. Our family would like to thank the staff at The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Social Responsibility. Please sign the online guest book at To sign and view the family guest book, please visit to offer condolences to the family.

Dixon, Margaret Cappo

A native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Galvez, she passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at age 88. Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Doval and Joy V. Dixon; brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Bena Cappo; grandchildren, Donna White and husband Nathan, John Dixon and wife Danielle, Dina Nunez and husband Dwayne, and Jason Dixon; great-grandchildren, Erin LaLonde and husband Corey, Ryan and Randi Ingram, Clint White, Sarah Williams and husband Michael, Daniel Dixon, Blair Gautreau, Blake Nunez, Jas and Bella Dixon; great-great-grandchildren, Blaise LaLonde and Aiden Williams; sister-in-law, Cecile Cappo, of Prairieville; brother-in-law, Jim Robertson, of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Doval Dixon Sr.; parents, Frank and Mary Scardina Cappo; brothers, Russel, Harry and Dominick Cappo; sisters, Evelyn Moran and Marie Robertson; and a great-great-granddaughter, our little angel, Grace Margaret LaLonde. Pallbearers will be John Dixon, Jason Dixon, Ryan Ingram, Daniel Dixon, Jim Robertson, Dee Cappo, Clint White and Corey Lalonde. Visitation at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Sunday, Feb. 20, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with recitation of the rosary at 5 p.m. Visitation resumes at the funeral home Monday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mark Catholic Church, Gonzales, at 11 a.m. Interment in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. The family would like to thank her doctors and the staff at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center for their special care. To offer condolences to the family, please visit To sign and view the family guest book, please visit to offer condolences to the family.

Nash, James

A resident and native of Gonzales, he died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. He was 65.  Interment in Little Zion Church Cemetery, Gonzales.

Mire, Addis

A native and a resident of Geismar, she was 93 and died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. She was a retired State of Louisiana Department of Labor employee. Visiting at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Burial in the Prairieville Community Cemetery.

Pleasant, Dahlia Mildred "Mommie"

A homemaker and resident of Donaldsonville, she died at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Prevost Memorial Hospital in Donaldsonville. She was 97 and a native of Belle Rose. Interment in the St. Augustine Catholic Church cemetery.

Rouillier, Louis Felix “Rusty”

A native of St. Gabriel and resident of Gonzales, he passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at the age of 82. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Uniroyal Chemical, Geismar, and was a member of the Knights Columbus Council 2657. There will be a visitation at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will resume Wednesday at St. Mark Catholic Church, Gonzales, from 9 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Rubin Reynolds, celebrant. Interment in St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church Cemetery. He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Bob Beachler, Jenise and Troy Braud and Bridget and Dane Beaver; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff Sr. and Taryn Tullier Rouillier; sisters, Marie Jackson and husband Ronnie, Evelyn Sanchez, and Rita LeBlanc and husband Lawrence; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Brandi Beachler and Jason Anseman, Shane Beachler, Lorenda Rouillier and James Deliphose, Jeffrey Jr. and Katie Rouillier, Jared Braud, Kari Braud Marchand and Jade, Hollyn and Kelsi Beaver; and five great-grandchildren, Andie and Luke Anseman, Nyla and Dylan Deliphose and Jude Beachler. Preceded in death by his wife, Myrna Decoteau Rouillier; parents, Camelia Matherne and Felix Rouillier; sister, Annie Tanner; brother, Elmore Rouillier; and great-grandson, Justin Lee Marchand Jr. To offer condolences to the family, please visit To sign and view the family guest book, please visit to offer condolences to the family.

Stamper, Joyce Elaine  

A homemaker, she died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales. She was 54 and a resident and native of Gonzales. Interment in New St. John Cemetery, Gonzales.