OBITUARY

Karen Marie Walch Trebucq

August 28, 1952December 23, 2020

“Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the memories. Our heart keeps the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again.” –Anonymous 2 Timothy 4:7: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Karen Marie Walch Trebucq, 68 peacefully drifted into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 23, 2020 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital; she was surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Charles Walch, Jr. and Miriam Vanney Walch, her stepmother, Lorriane Walch, by her soulmate, her husband August “Gus” Trebucq, Sr., her sister Connie Walch, her stepsister, Della Ray (late Walker), father-in-law, Henry P. Trebucq, mother-in-law, Lillian Lais Trebucq, her sister-in-law, Mary Ann Trebucq and brothers in law, Tommy Trebucq (late Valerie) and Raymond Trebucq who nick named her Toots and who she was an earthly mother to. She is survived by her loving children, Melissa T. Spencer (Troy) and August "Augie" Trebucq Jr. (Geraldine), her stepchildren Cheryl Schulthies, Jennifer Lehrmann, and Troy Trebucq, her siblings, Ronnie Walch, Charlene Sprunk, Patsy Courtade (Don), Mary Gaussiran, Chris Toups (Benjy), her stepsister, Barbara Thibodeaux (late Richie), her grandchildren, Emily Zulli (Kenneth), Bryce, Brodie and Levi Spencer, August “Lil Augie” Trebucq III, Shelby and Wilson Schulthies, Kristen Vincent and Peyton Lehrmann, her great grandchild Sophia Schulthies as well as her two godchildren, Maxi Gaussiran Earnest and Brooke Elizabeth Morgan. She also leaves behind many nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, many cousins and plenty of friends. Karen was also a fur Maw Maw to Henry and Rocky who she referred to as her grand dogs. Karen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 28, 1952 and resided in St. Bernard Parish. She graduated from Andrew Jackson high school and then fulfilled a dream of hers by going to cosmetology school. In her early career life she worked at Charles and Trebucq Beauty Salon where she met the love of her life, Gus. They were happily married for 41 years and are now reunited in heaven. Karen pursued a career with the St. Bernard Parish Police Jury in the Accounting and Payroll Department. She later used that experience to pursue a career with the Louisiana Workforce Commission where she eventually retired from in 2017, however, because of her expertise, she was rehired in 2019 as a “Technical Specialist”. She maintained her cosmetology license which allowed her to continue to give her nieces, nephews, family and friends the 1980s haircuts she is remembered for. It wasn’t an Aunt Kay haircut without a nicked ear. After hurricane Katrina, Karen relocated to Ponchatoula and became a member of the Crossgate Church of Robert. She was a devoted New Orleans Saints fan and always cheered them on, win or lose! She touched the hearts of many people throughout her life and was considered the rock of her family; she was always there to give her family her love and support. Karen was extremely giving to others especially in a time of need. She blessed many with her loving heart and her spirituality, she never met a stranger. She had an amazing faith and strong connection to God. She truly lived out, Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight. Karen always knew how to turn a negative into a positive and no matter how bad the situation she would be able to find the good. Karen will be remembered for her big heart, her beautiful smile and her loving spirit; she will be ever so missed by all who knew her. The family finds comfort in knowing she is now reunited with her loving husband and that one day they shall meet again; her memory will live on in their hearts forever. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Tammany Parish Hospital for giving the best care to Karen, keeping her comfortable and praying with her. A celebration of life for Karen will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Crossgate Church of Robert, 22494 U.S. Hwy 190 Robert, Louisiana 70455. Visitation will start at 1:00pm, followed by a memorial service at 3:00pm. Due to Covid-19, everyone will be required to wear a mask, please respect one another’s personal space. An online guestbook is available at www.gracenorthshore.com.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Melissa Spencer

January 22, 2021

Maw Maw Karen’s crew. March 2020
Bryce,Brodie & Levi

Melissa Spencer

January 22, 2021

Levi’s 1st Birthday!!

Elaina Shirah

January 20, 2021

Karen Trebucq next to obituary still does not seem real. You were so full of life. You had so much more to accomplish, so much more to live for. My heart is broken and I miss you everyday. I think of you everyday. Yesterday I was wishing you were here. I have so many questions and you were my go to. Now, I have no one. I miss you so very much my friend.

Angie Carter

January 16, 2021

Karen was my nextdoor neighbor growing up on Lena Drive. I have so many wonderful memories of her! She was a wonderful mother, and loved her family. Always a great listener and gave the best advise. Her heart was as big as the universe! She loved being TOOTS to her Raymond....I know the first thing he told her in Heaven was....I'M HUNGRY! She loved him so much and I always admired the love and dedication she gave to him!
Rest in peace my sweet friend......love you always!💗
Angie

Angie Carter

January 16, 2021

Karen was my next door neighbor on Lena Drive .....so many wonderful memories I will always cherish! She was the best listener and gave the best advise! Always loved going to get my hair washed and cut by her. Karen was full of love for her family, friends, and any one else who came into her path! Always willing to give a helping hand on anything needed.
Many great memories of Raymond and his TOOTS!
I know the first thing in Heaven Raymond asked her for was something to EAT!!!
Karen....I loved you like a second Mom.....rest in peace my friend.....love you always!!!!💗
Angie

LaSabra Cyprian

January 16, 2021

I was saddened to hear of Karen's passing. She was such an elegant and kind person. She had the utmost personality. We will miss her dearly in the office.

Rest in love, Karen! 🌷

Blanche Calero

January 15, 2021

I will always remember you as a very kind-hearted person. An amazing mother also a beautiful person inside and out. I will see you one day again in heaven .your spirit will always live. You are among the Angels now because you are definitely one special angel. With love....

Tammy Flowers

January 15, 2021

Karen was such a special person. She never met a stranger. If you were around her for more than 1 minute, you were a friend. She always had a story to tell and she was the absolute best storyteller, though she never really finished any of her stories. She would have you laughing until you had tears rolling down your face and couldn't catch your breath.

She was very wise. I always loved it when she came in the office, I would get to ask her for advice on whatever problem was troubling me (personal or work related), and she always knew the best way to handle the situation.

I will miss you sweet friend. I will not say Goodbye, because I will see you again one day. Until then, I love you and will hold the memories of our time together in my heart forever.

Thomas Ryan Trebucq

January 13, 2021

I will miss my aunt Karen dearly She was a Mom to me She was always there to give me good advice, specially when it was how to handle my father (Thomas). She will be with her Love Ones. ,Gus and Raymond and Grandpa Henry. Love ya ,Cheryl and Ryan.

Jo Ann Vanney Paulin

January 12, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. Please know that she & my newly found family are in my prayers. God bless you all.