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Funeral services for Odile Voorhies of Moreauville will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11:00am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Moreauville. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 beginning 9:00am until time of funeral at Escudé Funeral Home of Moreauville.
Ms. Odile grew up in Moreauville and was the oldest of 13 children. She moved as a young adult to Alexandria to work for South Central Bell as a telephone operator. At that time, she worked boards from the old "ring down" magneto system to dial and direct distance dial. She was one of the few French speaking operators. Ms. Odile retired in 1979 after 35 years of service. When Odile had time off from work and once she retired, she was a world traveler. She took many vacations with her friends and family. She resided in Alexandra until 2004 when she moved to Woldenberg Village in New Orleans where she lived for the past 8 years.
Odile Voorhies, age 96, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Woldenberg Village in New Orleans.
She was preceded in death by her father, Louis Voorhies, Sr., mother, Hermance Voorhies; eight brothers, William Voorhies, Henry Voorhies, Sam Voorhies, Ralph Voorhies, Elmo Voorhies, Rev. Louis Voorhies, Jr., John Voorhies and Allen Voorhies; and three sisters, Elouise Voorhies, Rita Tassin and Theresa Somme.
She is survived by her sister, Aline V. Dufrene and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home.
Published in The Town Talk on Nov. 9, 2012