Donna Jean Anderson Beason, a native of Clinton, Ind., and resident of Houma, passed away at 3:37 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis. She passed away peacefully at home in her sleep.
Per Donna's wishes, there will be no formal services. She will be cremated and her ashes scattered in Big Deer Bayou down Bayou Dularge near where she caught her first redfish.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date to celebrate her life.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, J. Watt Beason; sister-in-law, Cheryl Dover and husband, John; brother-in-law, Stephen Beason and wife, Tamra; nieces, Donna Warciski and husband, Glen, Hope Scott and husband, Terry, Melissa Bascle and husband, Matt, Amie Dover, Angie Chambers and husband, Lance, and Nichole Savoie and husband, Corey; nephews, Andy Dover and Dwayne Beason; her "adopted" sister, Julia Ledet Toups; her "adopted" brother-in-law, Paul Martello; and her beloved pet toy poodle, Luckey.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Anderson; and her father, Manley Anderson.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ray Cinnater and his staff for their tender loving care of Donna's illnesses. She worked for Dr. Cinnater for many years and loved being around him.
The family would also like to thank Dr. Jules Dupont and the staff of Hospice of Louisiana, with special thanks to nurse Grace Guthrie and aide Elanor Lee for their tender care.
Also thanks goes out to the staff of Terrebonne General Medical Center, The Medical Team and Dr. Donald Gervais.
Donna was associated with the Terrebonne Parish Coroner's office for more than 40 years until she retired in 2004. She was a coroner administrative assistant. She loved to be in the boat with Watt whenever he was going fishing for redfish and did so until her illness prevented her from going. She also loved crossword puzzles and reading.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.