Ella Gaspard Garrie

Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2009,  for Ella Gaspard Garrie, 97, who died Saturday, April 25, 2009, in Southwind Nursing & Rehab Center of Crowley.

The Rev. Gary Schexnayder of St. Michael Church of Crowley conducted the Funeral Mass.

Interment was in the St. Joseph Cemetery No 2, in Rayne.

Surviving are one daughter, Mabel Duhon of Crowley; one son and daughter-in-law, Wilbert and wife, Ella Jane Garrie of Lafayette; eight grandchildren, Claire  Domingue,  Perry  Garrie,  Neil Garrie, David Garrie,  Jeff Garrie,  Josette Abshire,  Annette Guidry, and Curt Duhon; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Garrie;   her parents, Francis and Eve Schexnayder Gaspard;  three brothers, Henry Gaspard, Theoeule Gaspard, and Mayo Gaspard; six sisters, Delta Stutes, Lucille Hayes, Eve Garrie, Eva Rayburn, Nola Russo, and Theresa Leger; one son-in-law, Noelton Duhon, and one grandson-in-law, David Abshire.

She was born Sunday, July 30, 1911, in Acadia Parish, daughter of the late Francis Gaspard and the late Eve Schexnayder.

She was a homemaker.  She was a member of St. Joseph Altar Society.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Katira and staff at Southwind Nursing Home.

Friends were received from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Monday, April 27, and from 8:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday, April 28, at the Gossen Funeral Home, Inc.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.

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