Dorothy Toups


Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 24, at a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church honoring the life of Dorothy  Toups, 84, who died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital. She will be laid to rest at Gueydan Cemetery with Reverend Corey Campeaux officiating the services.

Dorothy was the fifth child of 11 children. She graduated from Gueydan High School in 1947. After graduating from high school, Dorothy attended Sacred Heart College in Grand Coteau and graduated in 1950. She was a teacher at St. Peter Catholic School for several years. Dorothy was a member of the Children of Mary, the Catholic Daughters of Americas, and the Ladies Alter Society.

She is survived by her husband, Ellis Toups Sr. of Gueydan; three sons, Ellis “Jake” Toups Jr. of Monroe, Michael Toups and wife Elizabeth of The Woodlands, Texas, and Patrick Toups of Gueydan; three brothers, Charles Zaunbrecher of Gueydan, Ronnie Zaunbrecher of Lake Arthur, and Bill Zaunbrecher of Gueydan; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Zaunbrecher and the former Mary Klein; one sister, Mary LeBlanc; and five brothers, Phillip, Wilfred, Frederick, Julian, and Richard Zaunbrecher.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Vincent Funeral Home - Gueydan, 311 Fourth St., on Wednesday, July 23, from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a rosary being prayed at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Thursday, July 24, from 8 a.m. until services.

All funeral arrangements are being conducted by Vincent Funeral Home of Gueydan, (337) 536-6124 [Service Information  225-5276]. Condolences may be sent to the Toups family at

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