OBITUARY

Jane M. Everett

August 18, 1938January 27, 2019
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Jane Marchard Everett gained her angel’s wings on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at the age of 80 at her home in Geismar, Louisiana. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, and was loved by all who knew her. Her smile could light up an entire room. She was a 1957 graduate of Dutchtown High School and truly enjoyed meeting with her fellow classmates for breakfast at Frank’s each month. She was also a retired sales associate with TG&Y in Gonzales. One of her greatest joys was cooking, and her home was always open for family and friends to gather for food, fun, and fellowship. She was a member of Dutchtown Baptist Church for many years, where she was sometimes affectionately known as “the General.” She also participated in mission trips with Builders for Christ. She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Genevieve Marchand, and her brother, Alton Barriconi. She is survived by her husband, Clyde George Everett, Sr.; her daughter, Justine Everett James and her husband, Jerry; her son, Clyde George Everett, Jr. and his wife, Rhonda; her son, Owen Paul Everett; and her grandchildren, Dr. Allison James, Derek James, Cindy McClendon Hack and her husband, Donny, John Ellis McClendon and his wife, Sara, and Samantha Everett Cambre and her husband, Luke. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Trey Holland, Trevor Hack, Kade Hack, Brayden Hack, McKenzie McClendon, Brice McClendon, Kaleigh Cambre, and Cole Cambre, her great great grandchild, Sawyer Holland; her sisters, Myrtle Bourgeois, Regina Guedry, and Shirley Pourciau; her brothers, Larry Marchand and his wife, Rochelle, and Edward Marchand, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales, and will resume on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 9:00 am until religious services at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Hope Haven Garden of Memory on Highway 30 in Gonzales. If desired, family and friends may make a contribution to The Gideons International at https://www.gideons.org. Pallbearers will be Clyde George Everett, Jr., Owen Everett, Jerry James, Derek James, Ken Stokes, and William Ted Hullum.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 31, 2019
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Jane M. Everett

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Robert Murphy

January 31, 2019

We send our sincere sympathies for Mrs. Jane. She was one of my moms best friends and I grew up knowing the family. So sorry for your lose.

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Shirley Pourciau

January 30, 2019

My dear sister you will be greatly missed. Love you always.
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Elizabeth W.

January 30, 2019

So sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Jane. May the "Father of tender mercies" and "the God of all comfort" sustain you as you mourn her loss and may He give you the strength to endure. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Psalm 29:11)

Danielle Cummings

January 29, 2019

She loved everyone! Especially those babies! I am so glad that my grandson got to know her.

Samantha Cambre

January 29, 2019

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January 29, 2019

Lacey Pourciau

January 29, 2019

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January 29, 2019

Kendra Burnett

January 29, 2019

I’ll always treasure my memories of Aunt Jane.

Cindy Hack

January 29, 2019

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Biography

Jane M. Everett was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed her to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, she possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. She had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and she was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Jane always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Jane was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges.

      Jane was born on August 18, 1938 at home in Geismar, Louisiana. Her parents were Edward and Genevieve Marchand. Jane was raised in Geismar, Louisiana. Always able to express herself well, Jane possessed strong interpersonal skills. She was optimistic in her outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in her communication. Armed with a great wit, Jane was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic.

      Blessed with a balanced attitude, Jane was able to relate well with others. Her occasional role as family mediator gave her the opportunity to ease tense situations when they occurred. Jane was raised with six siblings. Alton, Edward, Myrtle, Regina, Larry, and Shirley. Jane had a strong desire to be treated fairly and would readily offer others the same fairness in return.

      Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Jane was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. Her curious nature was spurred by her ability to maximize her personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. She was good with facts and had an excellent memory. She graduated from Dutchtown High School in 1957. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. Her Home Economics teacher, Mrs. Justine Brunson, was her favorite teacher. She loved Ms. Justine Brunson so much that she named her daughter Justine. She also played tuba in Mr. Toranto's band for four years. She was the only female tuba player in Ascension Parish during that time.

      Friends and acquaintances found Jane an easy woman to get to know, and those close to her would often praise her open, practical style of communication and relaxed approach to life in general. Jane was uncomplicated and straightforward in her relationships, which allowed her to accept people for what they were. While growing up, some of her best friends were Ionne, Pearl, and Lois. Her best friend was her husband, George.

      On April 10, 1958 Jane exchanged wedding vows with Clyde George Everett at Bro. Riley's home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jane was attentive to George's feelings, and she charmed George and others with her gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, Jane was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship.

      Very much like a kid herself, Jane identified with the inquisitive and creative side of her children’s personalities. She was able to direct her energy and spontaneity towards helping her children acquire added common sense skills. Jane was blessed with three children, one daughter, Justine, and two sons, George, Jr. and Owen. She was also blessed with five grandchildren, Allison, Derek, Cindy, Johnny, and Samantha.

      Jane was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around her. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Jane’s strengths included being able to think on her feet. She could be a leader who sought impact for her decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Jane was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. She was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Jane could multi-task, and she was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing her to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in her work environment. Her primary occupation was wife and mother. She was also employed for approximately 15 years as a sales associate at TG&Y.

      Jane enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. She had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that she did. She put this creativity toward all of her pastimes. Her favorite hobby was cooking. She also liked to sew. She was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

       Jane was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching her favorite events whenever she got the opportunity. She really liked watching football, the World Series, and the Olympics.

      Jane was a gifted problem solver who worked hard to help accomplish group goals. This skill made her a wonderful asset to the various groups and organizations to which she belonged. Always matter-of-fact about what needed to be done, Jane worked steadily to meet any organization’s goals. In high school, Jane was a member of the band.

      Jane held close traditional values and as a result, faith was important to her. Jane was a member of Dutchtown Baptist Church for many years. During that time, she was involved with AWANA, bible school, senior citizen lunches, Builders for Christ, and cooking and serving food to the BCM students at LSU. She also loved to sing, and her beautiful voice was a blessing.

      Travel and vacations were experiences that Jane truly enjoyed. She preferred to seek out excitement wherever she went and she was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of “live and let live.” She was willing to leave her plans open and flexible, just in case something more interesting came along. Favorite vacations included Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Alaska, and Nova Scotia.

      Jane was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Jane’s favorites was Zero, a little Chihuahua, that she had when her children were young. She also loved cats, her chickens, cows, and dogs.

      Jane passed away on January 27, 2019 at her home in Geismar, Louisiana. She is survived by her husband, Clyde George Everett, Sr., her children, Justine, George, Jr. and Owen, her grandchildren, Allison, Derek, Cindy, Johnny, and Samantha, eight great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and her brothers and sisters, Edward, Larry, Myrtle, Regina, and Shirley. Services were held at Ourso Funeral home. She was laid to rest at Resthaven Garden of Memory on Highway 30 in Gonzales, Louisiana.

      Jane was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, she relied on her senses to increase her involvement and awareness of others. She was always able to provide amusing repartee to her friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. If Jane had a theme song written about her, it might well have been “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” She enjoyed her life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Jane M. Everett.