Kenner, LA - Celebration Of Life services will be held at 12:00 p.m on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Darwin Hunter officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service.
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Ms. Van Haelen was born on February 1, 1933 in Lawrence, MA to the late Nathan Louis and Alice Lord Van Haelen. She was raised in New Orleans, LA and lived in Shreveport, LA for fifty years. She went to be with her Lord on Monday, December 24, 2012. Ms. Van Haelen attended Southeastern Louisiana College where she received her B.A. degree. She also attended the University of Mississippi and received her M.E. degree. After her graduation she was an educator and counselor with the Caddo Parish School Board where she retired after 30 years. She was a member of P.E.O., Kappa Kappa Iota, Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Theta Chapter, Caddo Association of Educators, National Education Association, Louisiana State Counselors Association, Caddo Parish School Counselors, Association of Childhood Education International, Louisiana School Counselor Association and the Women's Dept. Club.
She is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her cousins and caregivers Janet Boudreaux and Wendy Normand along with many other cousins and close personal friends.
Honoring Ms. Van Haelen as honorary pallbearers will be Robert Normand Sr. and Gerald Boudreaux Sr.
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Published in Shreveport Times from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2012