OBITUARY

Donna Broussard Saunier

May 17, 1958September 25, 2018
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Delcambre – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Donna Broussard Saunier at 10:00 am Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Buddy Breaux will be the celebrant. Mrs. Saunier will be laid to rest alongside her son Casey at Our Lady of the Lake Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home Friday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Holy Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Saturday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.

Donna was born May 17, 1958 in Abbeville to Donald Broussard and the late Lois Broussard, and passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans with her family at her side. She was 60.

Donna was retired from Pelstar, and worked for Exterran, Universal Compression, IEW and Brady Engine Company, with 40 years of faithful service as the service coordinator. She and the love of her life, Duane, retired and never looked back. Their favorite vacation destination was Perdido Key, Florida and they traveled there often. Many wonderful memories were made with the whole family, and times of relaxation were had as well. Anyone who knew Donna and had the pleasure to visit her home knew of her love for flowers. Her home, patio, and yard were adorned with the most beautiful arrangements, plants and decorations and she tended to them all. Donna also took advantage of those beautiful surroundings and spent a lot of her time on her patio, having a glass of sweet tea, loving on her Maltese Alex, and enjoying her family. Above all else her family was her greatest joy and her life was lived for them. Rest well and give our love to Casey. Until we meet again.

She is survived by her husband and best friend of 41 years, Duane L. Saunier; her two children, Kimberly Saunier Boudreaux and husband Darby, and Kyle L. Saunier and wife Bridget; her grandchildren and loves of her life, Brea Saunier, Briggs Saunier and Catherine Grace Saunier; her step-grandson, Tyler Boudreaux; her father, Donald Broussard and wife Faye; her mother and father-in-law, Dora and Dave Saunier; her sisters, Marcelle Picard and Tanya Trahan and husband Norman; her half-sisters, Haley Leatherwood and Leslie and Lane Broussard; and her beloved Maltese, Alex.

She was preceded in death by her mother Lois Broussard; and her son, Casey Lewis Saunier.

Serving as pallbearers are Kyle Saunier, Darby Boudreaux, Tren Delcambre, Chris Broussard, Francis Nunez and Phillip Andrus. Honorary pallbearers are Briggs Saunier, Parker Nunez, Oliver Nunez, Mike Barnes and Tyler Boudreaux.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, especially Dr. Bzowej, Dr. Bohoquez, and Dr. Seal and all the nurses and staff from the Liver Transplant Step-down Unit and the Surgical ICU for the care during her stays.

To view the online obituary, video tribute and to share memories please visit her memorial page at www.evangelinedelcambre.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of Delcambre is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Duane Lewis Saunier, Husband of 41 years
  • Kimberly Saunier Boudreaux, Daughter
  • Kyle L. Saunier, Son
  • Darby Boudreaux, Son-in-law
  • Bridget Saunier, Dughter-in-law
  • Tyler Boudreaux, Grandchild
  • Brea Saunier, Grandchild
  • Briggs Saunier, Grandchild
  • Catherine Grace Saunier, Grandchild
  • Donald Broussard & Faye, Father
  • Dave & Dora Saunier, In-laws
  • Marcelle Picard, Sister
  • Tanya Trahan & Norman, Sister
  • Haley Leatherwood & Leslie, Half-sister
  • Lane Broussard, Half-sister
  • Alex Saunier, Her beloved Maltese
  • Casey Lewis Saunier, Son
  • Lois Broussard, Mother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kyle Saunier
  • Darby Boudreaux
  • Tren Delcambre
  • Chris Broussard
  • Francis Nunez
  • Phillip Andrus
  • Briggs Saunier
  • Tyler Boudreaux
  • Parker Nunez
  • Oliver Nunez
  • Mike Barnes

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Rosary Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

Donna Broussard Saunier

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Jim Russo

September 28, 2018

So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing - she was special. Although we lost touch after high school, I’ll always cherish the friendship we had. Our graduating class of 1976 was very special. I will remember Donna for her kind spirit, beautiful smile, great sense of humor, and beautiful eyes. RIP old friend...
... Jim Russo

Jennifer Girouard

September 28, 2018

Duane and family. So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel who will be missed by many. I will always remember her beautiful smile and amazing laughter. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your time of need. I will miss you my dear friend. Love you.

Jackie Boudoin

September 27, 2018

Donna was always so sweet when we had our reunions & home comings. She couldn't stop thanking me when I went to pay my respects for Casey's wake. Gonna miss not seeing her with Duane for our next reunion.

Ginger Delcambre

September 27, 2018

Duane and all the family,
So very sorry to hear of Donna's passing.
Our hearts and prayers are with you.
May you all find strength in God in this time of need.
May He wrap his arms of comfort around you and help you heal.
Sincerely ,
Ginger Delcambre

Jeff Scarbrough

September 27, 2018

Duane,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My God comfort you during this time. You and your family are in our prayers.
Jeff and Lisa Scarbrough

Carrie Baise

September 27, 2018

Sending prayers to the family may God keep you in his keeping care in your time of sorrow.

Cheryk DeRouen

September 27, 2018

Dear Duane, your family, and all of Donna’s family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Donna was a beautiful person both inside and out. May God cradle your families in the palm of his hands and fill you with his love. May you be filled with the peace of the Holy Spirit . I pray that your wonderful memories of Donna will help to give you strength through this very trying time.
Kimp and I will still be out of town for the funeral but you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. . Love to all.
Cheryl and Kimp DEROUEN

Dahrie Koenig

September 26, 2018

Duane, Kim, Kyle and all
Of Donna’s family and friends! My heart breaks for all of you during this difficult time! Heaven has gained an amazing angel and we have all lost such a loving , strong and remarkable woman! May you all find strength to get through this difficult time! Cherish your memories!💕

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Delcambre – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Donna Broussard Saunier at 10:00 am Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Buddy Breaux will be the celebrant. Mrs. Saunier will be laid to rest alongside her son Casey at Our Lady of the Lake Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home Friday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Holy Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Saturday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.

Donna was born May 17, 1958 in Abbeville to Donald Broussard and the late Lois Broussard, and passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans with her family at her side. She was 60.

Donna was retired from Pelstar, and worked for Exterran, Universal Compression, IEW and Brady Engine Company, with 40 years of faithful service as the service coordinator. She and the love of her life, Duane, retired and never looked back. Their favorite vacation destination was Perdido Key, Florida and they traveled there often. Many wonderful memories were made with the whole family, and times of relaxation were had as well. Anyone who knew Donna and had the pleasure to visit her home knew of her love for flowers. Her home, patio, and yard were adorned with the most beautiful arrangements, plants and decorations and she tended to them all. Donna also took advantage of those beautiful surroundings and spent a lot of her time on her patio, having a glass of sweet tea, loving on her Maltese Alex, and enjoying her family. Above all else her family was her greatest joy and her life was lived for them. Rest well and give our love to Casey. Until we meet again.

She is survived by her husband and best friend of 41 years, Duane L. Saunier; her two children, Kimberly Saunier Boudreaux and husband Darby, and Kyle L. Saunier and wife Bridget; her grandchildren and loves of her life, Brea Saunier, Briggs Saunier and Catherine Grace Saunier; her step-grandson, Tyler Boudreaux; her father, Donald Broussard and wife Faye; her mother and father-in-law, Dora and Dave Saunier; her sisters, Marcelle Picard and Tanya Trahan and husband Norman; her half-sisters, Haley Leatherwood and Leslie and Lane Broussard; and her beloved Maltese, Alex.

She was preceded in death by her mother Lois Broussard; and her son, Casey Lewis Saunier.

Serving as pallbearers are Kyle Saunier, Darby Boudreaux, Tren Delcambre, Chris Broussard, Francis Nunez and Phillip Andrus. Honorary pallbearers are Briggs Saunier, Parker Nunez, Oliver Nunez, Mike Barnes and Tyler Boudreaux.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, especially Dr. Bzowej, Dr. Bohoquez, and Dr. Seal and all the nurses and staff from the Liver Transplant Step-down Unit and the Surgical ICU for the care during her stays.

To view the online obituary, video tribute and to share memories please visit her memorial page at www.evangelinedelcambre.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of Delcambre is in charge of arrangements.