LAKE ARTHUR--Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Trahan LeBlanc, 93, were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2008 in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Rev. Clyde Thomas officiating.

Burial was in Andrus Cove Cemetery under direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur.

Mrs. LeBlanc died at 12:10 a.m., Saturday, December 27, 2008 at her daughter’s residence in Henderson, LA.

Mrs. LeBlanc was a native of Lyons Point in Acadia Parish. She was born on May 30, 1915. She was a resident of Lake Arthur since 1926 when her father sold his farm due to the first recession.

She married Ellis LeBlanc in 1934 and began her family.

Mr. LeBlanc, who was an employee of Magnolia Oil, traveled to different sights working to raise their children. Mrs. LeBlanc began working at Lacour’s Department Store as a clerk in 1975 when Mr. LeBlanc passed away.

Mrs. LeBlanc raised four children; Leroy L. LeBlanc of Lake Charles, Dorothy L. Wiltz of Henderson, the late Danny LeBlanc and the late Ricky W. LeBlanc. She is also survived by one sister, Beatrice Comeaux of Lake Arthur; 13 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and 17 great great grandchildren.

Through her life she experienced many remarkable people and things. According to her, the most remarkable people were her family. She lived a very healthy life.

Her secret to a long and healthy life was raising her family, her love for cooking, Cajun French dancing and simply living life to its fullest.

In addition she enjoyed watching the Altanta Braves baseball games, hand embroidering, sewing and painting. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and the Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marcial and Azelia Fruge Trahan; her first husband, Ellis LeBlanc; her second husband, Alcee Dugas; two sons, Martial “Danny” LeBlanc and Richard Wayne LeBlanc; one granddaughter, Tammy M. Gotte; one sister, Hazel T. LaPoint; and two brothers, Oleaus “Fatty” Trahan and Joseph “Yankee” Trahan.

Pallbearers were Ellis “Chance” LeBlanc, Michael Wayne LeBlanc, Sampson “Poncho” LeJeune, Craig A. Cortez, Jonathan W. Breaux, and Daniel James Croker.

Honorary pallbearers were Debbie Bennett, Clay Chance LeBlanc, Glynn Price, Jr., Charles Trahan, Marcial Trahan, Dylan Michael Daigle, and Sammy LeJeune.

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