Rowena Michel Duhe

Published 10:09 am Monday, June 6, 2022

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Rowena Michel Duhe passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the age of 97. She was born in Convent, LA on Uncle Sam Plantation. Her family moved to Garyville, LA in 1941. Rowena was a 1941 Graduate of Leon Godchaux High School. She retired after 26 years with the St. John Parish School System as the lunchroom manager at Leon Godchaux High School and East St. John High School. She was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 159.
Rowena was a two-time Cancer survivor beating Lung Cancer in 2011 and Breast Cancer in 2017. She loved spending time with her family, playing cards with her friends and going to the casino. Rowena never met a stranger.
Beloved wife of 65 years to the late Antoine “Son” M. Duhe. Loving mother of Carolyn D. Applewhite and Barbara D. Galatas Oubre. Mother-in-law of the late William “Skeet” Galatas, Michael Oubre and Wayne Applewhite. Grandmother of Shannon J. Breaud, Dawn Breaud Lucia (the late, Joey), Scott Galatas, (Theresa), Rachel Galatas Erwin (Guy). Great grandmother of Whitney Brennan (Brian), Alex Brennan (Marissa), Abbey Brennan (Ronnie), Mallory Brennan, Ryan Breaud, Zachary Breaud, Marissa Galatas and Katie Galatas. Great-great grandmother of Addisyn Baudoin. Sister of Irma M. Matherne (the late, Bob) and Mary M. Audiffred (Bruce). Loving Godmother of Dale Cox, Irma Matherne, Billy Michel and the late Linda Oubre. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony Michel and Norbertile Oubre Michel; brothers, Edward, Alvin “Pete”, Edwin, Leroy, Anthony Jr., and Johnny; sisters, Edna Kliebert, Cecile LeCroix, Eva Mae Troxlair, Irene Milioto Cross, and Anna Lee Cox.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1550 Hwy 44 Reserve, LA on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Visitation will be held in church from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with the Funeral Mass to immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Peter Cemetery, Reserve, LA. Arrangements by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home. To share memories or condolences, please