, Port Arthur, Texas

April 15, 2014

Ethel Rose Vincent DuBois

The Port Arthur News

BATON ROUGE —    Ethel Rose Vincent DuBois, age 96, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at her home, The Haven at Windermere, in Baton Rouge, LA.

   Funeral Services will be held at St. Jude Catholic Church, 100 Gardere Ln, Baton Rouge, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 with visitation from 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Entombment will be at noon Friday, April 18, in the Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Port Arthur, TX.

   Survivors include two daughters, Darleen Schexnayder and her husband James, and Nancy Donald; five grandchildren, Steve Schexnayder, Marla Lefeve, David Donald and his wife Maria, Adam Donald and Mark Donald; eight great-grandchildren, Michael, Steven, Joseph and Madeline Rose Lefeve, and Julianne, Christopher, Luke and Eric Donald.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Emitile Thibodeaux Vincent; her husband, Jean Lionel DuBois; a sister, Joyce Trahan; and a brother-in-law, J.C. Trahan.

   Mrs. DuBois was born in Mermentau, LA on February 25, 1918 and grew up in Kaplan, LA. She was a graduate of Kaplan High School where she played basketball. After WWII, she and her husband moved to Port Arthur, TX where her husband worked for Gulf Oil Refinery. She was member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s Altar Society, Colleen’s Mothers Booster Club and worked briefly at J.C. Penny’s. She loved to cook for her family and was an accomplished seamstress - making her two daughters’ wedding dresses. After the death of her husband, she moved to Lake Charles where she was a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church and the Pink Ladies. Later, she moved to Baton Rouge where she lived the remainder of her years. The family would like to thank Linda Jones, Betty Dunn and the Caregivers of Emmer Turner at Quality Care Sitter Service. Their dependability and devotion are deeply appreciated.

   The family requests no flowers and memorial donations be given to any Autism Prevention Organization of your choice.

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