Catherine Champagne(1944 - 2014)

Catherine (Toby) Champagne

Lafayette - A Funeral Ceremony will be celebrated Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:00 am at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home for Catherine Anne "Toby" Sanford Champagne, 69, who passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at her home in Lafayette, LA surrounded by family.

Visitation will be observed on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and resumes Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:00 am until the time of services, at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home.

Entombment will follow in Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette.

Toby was born September 6, 1944 in Palo Alto, CA to Royal K. Sanford and Mary Elizabeth Davis Sanford. Her family later moved to Hammond, LA where she graduated from Hammond High School in1962. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1966 where she met the love of her life and married Wiltz P. Champagne, Jr. After they moved to Lafayette, she worked for the Lafayette Parish School Board, teaching for 30 years at Truman Elementary, Myrtle Place Elementary, Katherine Drexel Elementary, Plantation Elementary and Broussard Middle.

Toby is survived by her beloved husband and best friend, Wiltz P. Champagne, Jr. of Lafayette, LA; two daughters, Anne Marie Champagne Gaudin and husband Steve of Baton Rouge, LA and Jennifer Champagne LeMeunier and her husband Nock of Lafayette, LA; seven grandchildren, Ryan Gaudin, Kendall Gaudin, Stephen Gaudin, Jacob LeMeunier, John LeMeunier, Christopher LeMeunier and Graham LeMeunier and his spouse, Bryttani LeMeunier; two sisters and their spouses, Comfort and Don Weintritt of Lafayette, LA and Elizabeth and Otto Prochaska of Gulf Breeze, FL; as well as numerous dear nieces, nephews, friends and her loving caretaker, Danielle Chaisson "DC".

She was preceded in death by her parents, Royal K. Sanford and Mary Elizabeth Davis Sanford and one grandson, Sean Michael Gaudin.

Pallbearers will be her son-in-laws and grandsons.

Online obituary and guest book may be viewed at

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1010 Pandora Street, Lafayette, LA, (337) 981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home
1010 PANDORA ST Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 981-7098

Published in the The Advertiser from May 8 to May 10, 2014