Ivy Leonard
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Ivy John Leonard, 98, a native and resident of Houma, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery II.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eula Redmond Leonard; daughter, Janet Hinkie and husband, Michael; son, Gerald and wife, Brenda; grandchildren, Christian Hinkie and wife, Jessica, Laura Hinkie, Samantha Leonard, and Adam Leonard; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Rita L. Bonvillain.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Agnes B. Leonard; brothers, Eddy, Joseph, Irvin, Harry, William, Herbert, Clinton, Roy, Clarence, and James; and sisters, Ruby Leonard, Margaret Hebert, Agnes Gautreaux, Gladys Pregeant, and Hattie Martin.
Ivy was one of the oldest World War II veterans in Terrebonne Parish, serving in the U.S. Army in France and the UK. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 31, the VFW, and a retiree of Texaco. He loved to cook and was known for his delicious gumbos; he cooked for several actors and singers, including the actor, Walter Matthau, during the war. He was an avid Saints fan since the beginning of the franchise.
Falgout Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.

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October 2, 2014
Aunt Eula, Janet, Gerald and Family,

We are so glad we were able too see Ivy before his passing. He smiled at us when we visited and that's how I will remember him. Our prayers are with all the family. May he rest in peace.

Linda Redmond Chauvin and Lloyd Dukes Jr.
Linda Redmond Chauvin
September 16, 2014
Janet, and family, so sorry to hear of your loss....praying for yawl
Linda LeBlanc Matherne
September 9, 2014
Sorry to hear about Mr. Ivy passing away my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends
Rachel lecompte
September 8, 2014
Mrs. Eula, Janet and Gerald, our condolences on the passing of Mr. Ivy. I am sure he will be missed, but never forgotten, for he will be cooking for God and the Angels now. We will be unable to attend the service, but will certainly keep all of you in our prayers.
Grant & Darlene Sanders Dupre
September 8, 2014
Rest in Peace Mr. Ivy. You were and still are an important role model in my life. My condolences to the family.
Lance Authement
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