Clara "La La Toulee" (Orgeron) Matherne

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Clara "La La Toulee" Marie Orgeron Matherne, 92, a native of Valentine and resident of Larose, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until funeral time Monday at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Larose. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.
She is survived by her sons, Myron Matherne and wife, Belinda Deroche, and Roy Anthony Matherne; daughter, Myra Ann Matherne; daughter-in-law, Janet Foret; grandchildren, Robert Anthony Matherne and wife, Sabrina, Dane Michael Matherne, Tory Matherne Kunckle and husband, Marc, and Jason Matherne and companion, Laya Grayson; great-grandchildren, Robbie Matherne and wife, Patience, Tabatha, Joseph and Gevin Matherne, and Elizabeth Kunckle; great-great-grandchildren, Mason, Luca and Sloane Matherne, and Adrienne Aqueno; sisters, Mable Richoux and Dora Mae Ledet; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eroy Joseph Matherne; parents, Leon and Emma P. Orgeron; son, Bobby Matherne; twin brother, Clarence; brothers, Forest, Dudley and Eldon Orgeron; sister, Norma Gaspard; and twin sisters, Lorina Leblanc and Laura Orgeron; and numerous nephews, nieces and in-laws.
Clara joined the Holy Rosary Ladies Altar Society in 1945 and was a devoted Catholic who walked to Mass regularly. She loved red fishing and crabbing, attending Mardi Gras parades, and she never quit dancing. She was a regular volunteer at the Larose Civic Center for special luncheons and was a big help to the French Food Fest.
The Matherne family would like to thank Dr. Gary Birdsall and staff, Lady of the Sea Hospital, Amedisys Home Health Care, the Medical Team, Independence Home Care, and special thanks go to the staff of St. Joseph Hospice.
Samart-Mothe Funeral Home in Cut Off is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2014