Ourso Funeral Home


Carolyn Graugnard

May 6, 1948January 5, 2021

Carolyn Graugnard, a native of Vacherie, LA and a resident of Geismar, LA passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the age of 72. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. Carolyn was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church where she devoted her time to the St. John Food Pantry. She retired from Ascension Catholic School where she was an Administrative Assistant for 26 years. She was a very spiritual woman who was involved in many church and community activities. Carolyn is survived by two daughters, Rene’ Theriot (Jay), Monique Standridge (Dean); son, James D. Graugnard III (Amber); brother, Lucien Ockmond, Jr. (Ann); five grandchildren, Alex Guedry (Tayler), Grace Graugnard, James D. Graugnard IV, Sydney Standridge, Makayla Bond and great grandchild, Christian Guedry. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 43 years, James Graugnard Jr.; parents, Marie “Gal” and Lucien Ockmond; maternal grandparents, Antoine and Antoinette Becnel and paternal grandparents, Onezeme and Olympe Ockmond. The family would like to give a special thanks to Carolyn’s caregivers at Home Instead Senior Care and Fresenius Kidney Care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ascension Catholic Scholarship Fund in honor of Carolyn Graugnard at 311 St. Vincent St., Donaldsonville, LA 70346. Private services will be held at this time. A Celebration of Life will occur at a later date due to the Covid pandemic. If you would like to offer the family condolences, please sign the online guestbook at Nothing in life was more important to Carolyn than cooking and spending time with her family and friends.


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James & Gaynell Jasmin

January 15, 2021

Monique, we are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My sister works at the church and she was trying to tell me who she was and finally I said that sounds like Monique Graugnard’s mom. So I called Reba for your married name and we looked on Facebook, and that’s how we found out. You all have our deepest sympathy and we will keep the family in our prayers.

Camita and La-Kisha Fresenius Kidney Care

January 12, 2021

Mrs. Carolyn was a sweet nosey lady. We would spend every MWF. She would come in looking for Camita or La-Kisha to hear the TEA for the day so we could make her laugh ; tickle pink. We could remember when she got her new car she gave us the keys saying go check out my new ride so many bells and whistles I need to read the manual book to learn to how to work them. We said make sure you read the part on requirements because we know you need a baby car seat to drive this new car. So many memories to cherish. We will miss her dearly. To the family continue to love on each other. Our sympathy and prayers are with you.

Bucky Mistretta

January 8, 2021

So many wonderful memories of Carolyn. Such a jovial, caring lady. She was such a great help to me during my final 13 years at ACHS. I will always remember her unselfish dedication to her job. God bless.

Henry Bernard

January 8, 2021

So very sorry! Pleasant memories that linger through time.

Maria Vega Keyes

January 7, 2021

My sincere condolences to all of you. I loved your mom’s sense of humor and the way she took care of all of us at ACHS. The best part is that she raised my dear friend, Moe, to be a kind, strong woman. My love to you all.

Ruth Hirsch

January 7, 2021

Dear Renee, Monique and James,
Your Mom was a jewel of a woman! I was a few years older and a few grades ahead of her at St. James Hi, but l lived in St. James when all of you were born. She was such a loving Mom to you 3 and was friendly with everyone! Doc joins me in sending our heartfelt condolences!
With hugs & prayers,
Ruth Hirsch

Walter & Marlene Webre

January 6, 2021

Our sympathy an prayers or with her family. She was a special friend to us. Gone but not forgotten. Rip Carolyn 😪

Jo Ann Standridge

January 6, 2021

Carolyn was a sweet lady.
She always had a beautiful smile when she saw us.
She dearly loved her family.

Rose Rougee

January 6, 2021

Carolyn, Geneva and I had so much fun together as we were growing up and shared so many memories. She was so caring. No doubt she is in the arms of our lord and saviour. She will be missed by so many .

Vicky Gravois Simon

January 6, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She and my mom were first cousins. She was also my brother’s godmother. I remember when I was a young girl we’d visit with Taunt Gal and Nonc Lucien. Carolyn- I thought was one of the nicest, prettiest ladies I had ever met. I always enjoyed her company. My sympathies to her family.