Irene O. LeGaux
Irene O. LeGaux, affectionately known as “Miss Irene,” devoted Christian, wife, mother, loving grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother was called home to the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 2, 2019, at the tender age of 104 years old, at her family home in Edgard.
She was born on May 30, 1914, in Vacherie to the late Andrew Oubre and Nellie Faucheux Oubre.
“Miss Irene” was self-educated, a seamstress, farmer, carpenter, gardener and artist, a true renaissance woman.
When the beautiful stained glass windows and statues at the Catholic Church caught her attention, she captured the likeness by designing pictures of the Saints and painstakingly collected scrap cloth and other materials found around the house to create works of art.
She received an honorary high school diploma from St. John the Baptist Parish High School, a State-Approved Senior High School of Louisiana on May 31, 2014.
She was a member of Knights of Peter Claver 4th Degree Ladies of Grace (Father John A. McShane, Chapter 23). She was also a member of Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court 66 for over 50 years.
In addition, she was a member of the Altar Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Edgard.
Irene was united in Holy Matrimony to Clyde Rene LeGaux Sr. and they were blessed with four sons and three daughters of their 56-year union.
“Miss Irene” was preceded in death by her late husband, Clyde R. LeGaux Sr.; brothers James Sammy, Andrew, John Arthur, Henry and Paul Oubre; sisters Gertie Gautier, Archangel Goins, Elmira Duronslet, Agnelia Becnel and Marguerite Davis, thus ending the long family lineage of Andrew and Nellie Oubre.
Irene LeGaux was a loving and caring mother to seven children: Clyde Jr. (Deborah), Murphy Sr. (Linda), Donna Doublet, Van Sr. (Rose), Monna Mathieu (Larry), Carl LeGaux (Maria) and Sandra McCormick (Gilford).
She is survived by 19 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
The funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 6 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, located at 2349 LA-18 in Edgard, officiated by Rev. Robustiano Morgia.
The viewing begins at 8 a.m., and the Mass begins at 10 a.m.
Interment immediately follows at the church cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to The Baloney Funeral Home in LaPlace, 985-224-8460. Condolences may be offered at baloneyfuneralhome.com.