OBITUARY

Joyce Himel Diez

October 30, 1935July 22, 2013
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Joyce Himel Diez, 77, died on Monday, July 22, 2013. She was a graduate of Donaldsonville High School. She was part of Catholic Daughters Society and Ladies Altar Society at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She enjoyed doing charity work for numerous associations. Joyce also volunteered for Louisiana Special Olympics. Joyce is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Bradley Kuss, Buford, GA, Julie and Guy Signorino, Prairieville, La, and Melinda and Erik Perjons, Stockholm, Sweden; son, Kenneth Diez; nine grandchildren, Kourtney Santucci, Jonathan Kuss, Karoline Liu, Kaycie Tayler, Jennifer Signorino, Emily Ali, Rachel Montelaro, Kayla Neufeldt, and Madison Neufeldt; eight great grandchildren, Jack and Liam Santucci, Brett Carolino, Isabella, Joseph, and Mason Ali, John Geiger, and Liah Montelaro; four sisters, Beatrice Walker, Baton Rouge, La, Catherine Ward, Monticello, MS, Annette Sparks, Gonzales, La, and Connie Thibodaux, Donaldsonville; and five brothers, O’Neil Himel, Garyville,La, Leo Himel, Gonzales, La, AJ Himel, Gonzales, La, Leroy Himel, Gonzales, La and Larry Himel, Gonzales, La, Preceded in death by her husband, Wille Sylvester Diez; parents, Josephine and Theophile Himel; four sisters, Cynthia Goetz, Rita May Goetz, Marie Palermo, and Jeanne Darce; and brother Lynwood Himel. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 6:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and will resume on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Ourso Funeral Home in Donaldsonville. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Smokebend at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow in Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Mausoleum in Donaldsonville. Condolences can be made at www.oursodonaldsonville.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 24, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, July 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Joyce Himel Diez

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Erik Perjons

July 28, 2013

May you always rest in peace. I know how much you meant to Melinda and that you were a big inspiration in her life.

Melinda Perjons

July 28, 2013

My mom was a teacher to so many people and a faithful servant to God. She was a light and inspiration to so many who came into contact with her. She opened her heart and home to anyone in need. She saw the good in everyone. She is loved deeply and will be forever missed. But her spirit is with us daily.

Jennifer Jankauskas

July 28, 2013

Kathy,
I am sorry to hear of your recent loss. Words cannot heal the wounds of losing a mother but truly know if you need anything that I can provide, I am here for you. Take time for yourself these last few days before school.

Kathleen Kuss

July 28, 2013

Mama, you worked tirelessly to make a happy home for Daddy and us four children. You were a strong, loving person to our large extended family. Your love and work live on in all our lives. You are forever among us in our hearts.

Patrick Butler

July 26, 2013

So sorry for your loss melinda kenny kathleen and Julie.I have many memories of Mrs Joyce ! She was a very good cook and always kept me well fed whenever I was in dville!

Regina Medine Navarre

July 26, 2013

To Joyces children. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you'll. She was a good person and I know she will be missed but she will always be in your hearts and memories.

July 25, 2013

Kathleen,Brad and all The Diez Family We were very sorry to hear of Ms. Joyce passing. We will keep all in our prayers. May she rest in peace. Genie, Louis Latino and Waguespack Family

Julie Signorino Signorino

July 25, 2013

My mother touched the lives of everyone she met. Her unconditional love and willingness to give of herself and her time blessed others with the hand of God. My mother's love rejoiced in the truth, she did not keep a record of wrongs, she was patient and had hope, she was kind and protected others value and trusted in God's word, she always persevered through trials, she did not boast of her successes, and she was not self- seeking. She taught me how to love with the heart of God, even as she endured her physical limitations. I will always remember her loving smile and how she reached out to me so that I would know she loved me. I am so grateful that I had a mother who followed Christ heart.

Guy Signorino

July 25, 2013

Mrs. Joyce was a wonderful, beautiful person. We will miss her physical presence in our lives, but continue to feel her watching over us with love. She was and is a great blessing to us all. We love you Miss Joyce!

Brenda Odom

July 25, 2013

Kenny, I am deeply sorry for your loss.Words can not express the grief felt at the loss of your mother.