Duland Marie Broussard

Published 2:03 pm Monday, June 26, 2017

Duland Marie Broussard peacefully departed this life on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Marie was born on November 13, 1922, in Kaplan, Louisiana.  She was the only child of Theophile DeBlanc and Lelia Vice DeBlanc.  Although she was an only child, she had numerous cousins who were like her sisters and brothers and she spoke often of a happy childhood with so many cousins.  She married Clifton Broussard in 1937 and they moved to Port Arthur, Texas.  They were blessed with three children, Carroll, Lou Ida and June.   After Clifton died at age 64, Marie was left a widow and faced many health issues but she was strong and knew she was needed.   She dedicated the rest of her life to the loving care of her children and grandchildren and she was a most special love of their lives.   She was a lifelong Catholic.  She was baptized at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kaplan, Louisiana and was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches, Texas. 

Marie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Clifton.  Her life will be celebrated by her son and daughter-in-law Carroll and Pat Broussard of Kerrville; her daughter and son-in-law Lou Ida and Calvin Rising, Jr. of Port Neches; her daughter June Broussard Williams and Roger Ward of Port Arthur; and her half-brother Louis DeBlanc of Kaplan, La.   

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She was a special Grandma to her grandchildren and was so proud of them.  Dr. Kelly Rising and wife Kala of Beaumont; Risa Zizmont and husband Ed of Port Neches; LaRae Bost and husband Bryan of Groves; Dr. Bradley Broussard and wife Maria of Fayetteville, NC; Brooke Burnett and husband Dan of Allen, TX; Wendy Wisner and husband Rich of Round Rock, TX; and Jared Williams of Austin, TX.   She also leaves behind fifteen great-grandchildren who cherish the wonderful memories of wonderful times with “Grandma”. 

We want to express special thanks and heartfelt gratitude for the loving care and kindness shown to Grandma during her final journey by her caregivers Robin (Robin Hood) and Cyd Cappel, Jenna, Natalie, Shirley and Laura.  We would also like to thank the nurses and staff of Gentiva Hospice for their compassionate care and attention. 

A gathering of friends and relatives will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches. Rite of Committal will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers for Marie Broussard will be Jared Williams, Dr. Kelly Rising, Dr. Bradley Broussard, Bryan Bost, Rich Wisner, Austin Bost, Kameron Rising and Blake Bost.