OBITUARY

Anna Mae (Domingue) Blanchard

June 25, 1922August 1, 2012

Anna Mae Domingue(s) Blanchard, 90, of Lake Jackson, was surrounded by her devoted and supportive family in her home when she went to be with Our Lord Savior Jesus Christ on August 1, 2012. She was born June 25, 1922 in New Iberia, LA to Ovey and Laurence (Ronsonet) Domingue. The family will receive friends 6pm to 9pm on Sunday August 5, 2012, at Restwood Funeral Home. A rosary service will be held at 7pm with Monsignor Leo Wleczyk officiating. Funeral mass will be at 1:30pm on Monday August 6, 2012 at St Michael’s Catholic Church (hall), followed by entombment at the Restwood Memorial Park Mausoleum. A meal and refreshments will be served at St Michaels after entombment services. Anna Mae was raised in New Iberia, Kerrville and settled in Freeport. In her youth she worked for Brown’s Department Store in downtown Freeport. On April 12, 1946, Anna Mae married Laurent (Curly) Blanchard, whom she met as a teenager and later reunited with after the war. Together they raised three children in Lake Jackson in the house she resided in for 58 years at the time of her death. (Jokingly known as the Blanchard Compound) As her children grew, she worked at Eddie’s Shoes for 20 years. She was a devoted parishioner of St Michael’s Catholic Church, where in the past she taught CCE and volunteered as a member of the Altar Society and Meal Preparation. Everyone who knew Anna knew of her love of the Houston Astros (and Craig Biggio). It didn’t matter where she was she had to be home to watch her team. Anna Mae is preceded in death by her loving husband, Laurent (Curly) Blanchard; father Ovey Domingue, mother Laurence (Florence) Kuchera, step father Paul Kuchera; brother Oswell and wife Marie Domingues; sisters Emily Bobbineaux, Gracie and husband Ernest Gautreaux, Dorothy and husband Pete D’Augusta. Anna Mae is survived by her three children, Gene Blanchard and wife Kathy of Spicewood, Guy Blanchard of Streetman, and Kay Archie and husband Donald of Clute; Sister Bea and husband Don Rumley of Lake Jackson. Anna Mae was blessed with 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; Stephanie Stoll and children Ashle and Matthew of Lake Jackson; Shane Blanchard and daughter Shaina of Fairfield; Brian (Anna) and children Samuel, Jeremy, and Aubrey of Cypress; Jon David White and children Steven and Jacie of Franklin; Shawnna Pina and children Shelby (Tyler), Amanda and Alex plus grandchildren Veronica and Nathan of Lake Jackson; Kimberly “Sissy” Archie of Clute; Josh (Kristin) and children Kaden, Halle, Kennedy, and baby to be Benjamin of Spring; Cody (Heather) and daughter Bella of Missouri City; and Nicole (Richard) and children Ethan, Ellie, and Claire of Colorado Springs, CO. Pallbearers will be Brian Blanchard, Josh Blanchard, Cody Blanchard, Alex Pina, David Crumrine, and Mike Crumrine. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Archie, Shane Blanchard, Ronnie Broaddus, Wayne Mullins, Joe David Domingues, and Jim MacFarland. The family would like to thank IPH Hospice for their caring nurses Michelle and Anne. Mom….Nanny….our rock….the one that held us together…..we love you always and forever! We will cherish our time and our memories with you. We will all miss you dearly. You were an inspiration to us all and we know in our hearts that you are at peace. We are comforted knowing you are dancing in Heaven with Dad (Papa) again. There are no good byes…..only see you later……

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 5, 2012
  • Rosary Service Sunday, August 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 6, 2012
REMEMBERING

Anna Mae (Domingue) Blanchard

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Bill Marshall

August 8, 2012

Gene and Kathy, Guy, and Kay---I will always remember your Mom and Dad and all of those conversations on the front porch. The "compound" was always a welcome place to hang out. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Anna Mae

Melody & George Krejci

August 6, 2012

Kay & Jim:
Our hearts go out to you at this most difficult time. Though we've never met your Mom, through the stories and many conversations we feel we knew her well. Take comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain and that she is reunited with your Dad having "a grand 'ol time dancing in heaven"!

August 5, 2012

Gene, your Mother and my Mother (Alice Jasek) are playing bridge in heaven and going dancing with their husbands. You can't get any better than that. My heart goes out to you and your family. Janie (Jasek) Steffler

Pat Smith

August 4, 2012

Gene and Kathy - we send you loving thoughts and our sympathy during this difficult time of your mother's passing.
Pat and Wilson Smith, The Hills, Tx

Glenda Vincent Chambless

August 4, 2012

Gene, Guy, Kathy
May your fond memories help you thru this sad time. God Bless you all.

Glenda Vincent Chambless

Carolann Broussard

August 2, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

FROM THE FAMILY