Obituary: Clarence M. Keller

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Clarence M. 'White' Keller passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 15, 2017 at the age of 88. A native of Lake, Louisiana and a resident of Gonzales, then returned back to his roots

at the Lake. Born October 15, 1928 in Lake, Louisiana to Lawrence and Anna Ficklin Keller. A loving husband, father, and grandfather to us all. White was an employee with Eatel for 59 years. He and his

wife of 68 years, Mary Ann Bourgeois Keller, shared a passion for traveling with family and friends. He especially adored being around his grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his

loving and devoted wife, Mary Ann; five children, Gail E. Keller, Kathleen (Kay) and husband Arthur Picou, Jr. (Artie), Phoebe and husband Clay Schexnayder, Cornell J. Keller, and James F. Keller (Jim) and wife Susan Blackwell. He is also survived by a brother, Lionel (Buck) Keller and wife Carolyn, and sister Eva Dean and husband Ronald Poirrier both of Lake; grandchildren, Jonathan and wife April Diez, Robin and husband Richard Tanasi, Mia Rasch and husband Jason Duplessis, Arthur Picou III (Trey), Matthew Picou, Channing and husband John Sharpton, Beau Diez, Jean' Paul Keller, Cambre and husband Andrew Anderson, Morgan Keller, Anna Kate Keller, and Eva Grace Keller; great-grandchildren, Brady and Connor Duplessis, Aidan, Jett and Jaxx Diez, Camden Anderson and Margo

Sharpton, Jalen Paulos, Vincent Tanasi, Brandon, Chase and Adalyn Picou; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Anna Ficklin Keller; sisters, Lou Keller Distefano Betty Keller Parker; and brother Maruice Keller (Pedo).