Dorothy Bordelon Schales, 79, of New Iberia passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
Mrs. Schales will be laid to rest alongside her husband at the Hopewell Baptist Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
She was born on June 1, 1937 in Big Cane, Louisiana to the late Richard and Eva Bordelon, the fourth of six children. After graduating from Morrow High School, she attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute (ULL) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Dorothy was an Elementary School Teacher with a career that spanned over 30 years, and she greatly enjoyed teaching her many students. She also enjoyed singing, playing the dulcimer and visiting friends. In her spare time, she volunteered her services at nursing homes and hospitals.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of twenty-six years, DeWayne Olen Schales; parents, Richard and Eva Wallace Bordelon; and two brothers, Donnie Bordelon and Chester Bordelon.
Dorothy is survived Dave Prince of Lydia; her children, Richard (Juliette) Schales of New Iberia, Scott (Messina) Schales of New Iberia, Laura (John) McNeel of Vilonia, AR, Alan (Rhonda) Schales of Cave City, AR; her grandchildren, Cedric, Bruce, Chelsie, Colleen and Haley Schales, Taylor and Mathew McNeel; her sister, Jeanell McDowell of Jena, LA; her brothers, Wilery Bordelon of Baton Rouge, LA and Vester Bordelon of Morrow, LA; along with numerous nieces and nephews who she dearly loved.
To view the on-line obituary and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.
Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat on Jan. 11, 2017