Published 11:57 am Monday, April 1, 2013

Barbara Tregre Louque of Lutcher died Friday, March 29, 2013, at Chateau St. James in Lutcher after a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 19, 1928, in New Orleans, Barbara was a talented artist.

She was blessed in being able to do what she loved her entire life, spending time painting in her art room and with her friends. Barbara had a fondness for Southern Louisiana which was expressed in her paintings and sculptures depicting southern heritage. She was a member of Who’s Who of American Women, the Degas Pastel Society, the Louisiana Art and Artist Guild, the River Region Arts and Humanities Council and the Art Guild of Gonzales.

She is survived by sons Chris Louque of Gramercy and his wife Valerie and Eric Louque of Lutcher and his wife Shawndel; daughter Elizabeth Martin of Baton Rouge and her husband Daniel; brother Peter Tregre Sr. of Reserve and his wife Rose; a sister, Virgie Nick of Harahan; seven grandchildren, Scott Louque, Shane Louque, Steve Louque, Preston Welch, Bailey Louque, Ethan Louque and Christian Louque; and five great-grandchildren, Mia Welch, Olivia Louque, Brock Louque, Lorelei Welch and Lilly Louque.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Winnie and Peter Tregre Sr., her husband, Everett Louque, and one grandson, Alex Everett Louque.

Barbara will be remembered for her generosity and her fun-loving spirit.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend the funeral Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulina on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at the church from 8 a.m. until the time of service, with interment at St. Joseph Mausoleum in Paulina immediately following services. Rose Lynn Funeral Services, 1870 Cabanose Ave., Lutcher, is in charge of the arrangements. To sign and view the family guestbook, visit www.roselynnfuneralhome.com.