Barbara Jean Domingue, 78, went to eternal rest on April 26, 2013. She was born in Sulphur, Louisiana, to Pearl Callahan Domingue and Elton P. Domingue. Her life was one of service to others. While attending St. Charles Academy, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, as a boarding student, Barbara developed an admiration and respect for religious life. After graduation in 1953, she joined the Marionites of the Holy Cross Catholic community. Her Bachelor of Arts degree was earned from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, Louisiana. Barbara taught in Catholic schools for nineteen years during which time she was known as Sister Mary Consolata. Thereafter, Barbara returned to the secular community and her teaching career was in public schools in Terrebonne parish for over thirty years. Barbara earned her Masters of Education degree at Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux, Louisiana, where she resided. Artistic, creative, versatile and certified to teach many academic fields, her favorite subjects were math and science. Barbara received many awards, including Outstanding Elementary Teacher of America. Fond of animals her entire life, she was devoted to her pet Yorkies. Barbara's selfless devotion to others continued after her fathers death when she became the primary caregiver for her Mother, who received Barbara's utmost dedication and attention. Barbara retired to Fannett, Texas, and cherished the opportunity to be close to her nearby Callahan family. She is survived by her mother, Pearl; sister, Jerrie Ann Sachitano; niece, Judith Sachitano Rawls and her husband, Robert, all of Beaumont; and many cousins of the Callahan and Domingue families. A gathering of Barbara's family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 4822 Carlyss Drive, Carlyss, Louisiana, with a burial to follow at Mimosa Pines Cemetery. Complete and updated information may be found www.broussards1889.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 3, 2013