Gertrude Cecile Melancon "Boose"

March 12, 1919November 25, 2018

Gertrude C. Chauvin Melancon, a native of Union and resident of Prairieville, LA passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the age of 99. Gertrude will be remembered for her love of her family especially her grandchildren. She was devoted to her catholic faith. She is preceded in death by her husband Milton Melancon; parents, Philip and Aglae Chauvin; Siblings, Philip Jr., Wilbert, Maurice, Andrew, Lynn, Adolf, Albert and Vivian Chauvin She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Brown (Dudley); two sons, Donald Melancon, Jeffrey Melancon (Cindy); grandchildren, Michelle Bourque, Monica Langlois, Brandon Brown, Melissa Verdigets, Christopher Melancon, Dianna Dicioccio, Daron Melancon, Jordan Melancon and Brooke Melancon ; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation which will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church from 9:30am - 11:00 am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. The burial will immediately follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Union, LA. The family would like to thank the staff at Pinnacle Hospice especially Brittney, Nikki, Brent and Annette for their outstanding care and compassion. Please visit to leave expressions of sympathy and condolences. Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Buiral Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Gertrude Cecile Melancon "Boose"

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Karen Bergeron

November 27, 2018

Boose and I shared many “discussions “ across the yard while hanging our wash on our clothes lines. We laughed, sometimes cried, but mostly, we solved the world’s problems. Boose had a very unique way of describing situations. I always looked forward to our talks. She had and always will have a special place in my heart. I’m so sorry I couldn’t attend her funeral. I will always keep y’all in my prayers. Karen

Nick Bergeron

November 25, 2018

Very sorry for your families loss. Nothing but good memories of Mrs. Boose.

99 years old. That’s nothing short of incredible.