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OPELOUSAS - Following cremation, a Memorial Service for Dorothy Cabe-Maury, age 81, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Episcopal Church of the Ascension located at1030 Johnson Street in Lafayette. Father Duane Petersen, Associate Rector at Ascension Church, and Father Pete Smith, Rector at Epiphany Church, in Opelousas will conduct the Service.
Dorothy was born April 28, 1932 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and was a longtime resident of Opelousas. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at her residence. She was a member of Ascension Episcopal Church in Lafayette and frequently attended the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Opelousas. Dorothy was active as a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Olive Branch, and served as President of the Lafayette chapter of United Christian Outreach until her death.
She was a paralegal since 1959 with the exception of the five years she was the Vice-President of Planter's Bank & Trust Company in Opelousas; she formerly served as President of the Legal Secretary Association in Lafayette.
Dorothy enjoyed traveling the world, including the six medical mission trips to Honduras, and was fluent in four languages.
Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Cabe-Maury Beasley and her husband, Hunter; her son, Gilly J. Cabe-Maury all of Lafayette; sister, Barbara Grauer of Waukesha, Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Jacob Beasley, Christopher, Nicholas Cabe-Maury, and one great grandchild, Sebastain Cabe-Maury.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Margaret Bollom Behling; daughter, Leslie Ann Cabe-Maury, and brother, Jim Behling.
Visiting hours will be observed at Episcopal Ascension Church from 2:30 p.m. until time of service with a reception to follow.
Dorothy requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made directly to United Christian Outreach or the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras in care of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive Opelousas, LA 70570
Published in the Daily World & The Advertiser on Apr. 6, 2014