Carmen Hebert Fourrier was born in New Roads on December 30, 1919 and died at the age of 93 on September 15, 2013 at her residence with her three sons by her side. She married Lawrence C. "Larry" Fourrier in 1940. They made their home in Baton Rouge for the rest of their lives. For the past 16 years, she resided at Southside Gardens on Perkins Road which was a source of great happiness for her. She deeply cherished the many friends she had there and was most appreciative of the staff which made her years there very enjoyable and comfortable. Carmen and Larry were founding members of St. Aloysius Parish and remained active in the church and supportive of Catholic education through the years. Throughout her life she was active in the community. She was a volunteer at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital as a "Pink Lady" for many years, a charter member of the Le Livre Book Club, a member of the Catholic High Mothers Club and a member of the Home and Garden Club. Her family has fond memories of her knitting, sewing and crocheting. She lovingly made receiving blankets and other personal items for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Another of her great enjoyments was playing bridge with friends, something she continued to do until shortly before her death. And, everyone could always count on her very blunt, sage advice, whether asked for or not! She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward (Anaise Hymel) Hebert, Sr., sisters Elise H. Lieux, Aline H. Guerin, Lucille H. DuCote and her brother, Dr. C. E. Hebert, Jr. She is survived by her three sons and ten grandchildren: Steve and his wife Susan (Peter, Gregory, Jonathan and Stephanie); Andre (Carter, Nathan and Drew); Michel and his wife Karen (Brad, Aimee and Beau). Nothing brought a smile to Mere's face more than a visit from her grandchildren, her 21 great-grandchildren and 9 step great-grandchildren. Sisters-in-law were a vital part of her life and she is survived by three: Mrs. Daniel J. (Lorraine) Fourrier; Mrs. John L. (Josie) Daniel; Mrs. George (Jeanne) Haynie. Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 17th at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government Street, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Wednesday, September 18, visitation will be at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Avenue, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Her eight grandsons will serve as pallbearers and her two granddaughters will do the scripture readings during Mass. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to The Hospice of Baton Rouge, the Neurology nurses and staff at OLOL Hospital and her special care-givers with Home Instead Senior Care. Memorial donations may be made to The Hospice of Baton Rouge, St. Aloysius Catholic School, Catholic High School and St. Joseph's Academy. Sign the online condolence book at www.rabenhorst.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 16 to Sept. 18, 2013