Ourso Funeral Home

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Linda Marie Riche'

August 19, 1950November 7, 2019

Linda Marie Jeansonne Riche’ passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge at the age of 69. Born on August 19, 1950, Linda was a devout Catholic who was an employee of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville, LA, former employee of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, LA, retired from Teacher’s Retirement Systems of LA in 1988 after suffering liver failure. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Linda is survived by her husband of 51 years, Michael “Dale” Riche’; son, Richard “Shane” Riche’ and daughter-in-law, Stacy; daughter, Laura Riche’ Kieren and son-in-law, Guerdon “Butch”; son-in-law, Frank Chase; grandchildren, Corey Bourgeois and wife Robin, Blake Chase, Christian Chase, Caleb Barrient, Colin Barrient, Jaime Kieren, Jade Kieren, Carter Riche’; great-grandson, Aiden Chase; brother, John Jeansonne and sister-in-law, Delores “Dee” Jeansonne; brother, William “Billy” Jeansonne and sister-in-law, Donna Jeansonne; sister-in-law, Diane Saurage; sister-in-law, Lenny Ortego; brother-in-law, Daniel “Danny” Riche’ and wife Carol; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by daughter, Shawn Marie Riche’ Chase; mother, Edna Jeansonne; father, John P. Jeansonne; maternal grandparents, Oliver and Laura Rachal; paternal grandparents, Elton and Matilda Jeansonne. Visitation will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 9:30AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30AM, celebrated by Fr. Jerry Martin. Burial will follow at Serenity Oaks. Pallbearers will be Butch Kieren, Caleb Barrient, Chris Jeansonne, Colin Barrient, Corey Bourgeois and Frank Chase. Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Chase, Christian Chase and Shane Riche’. Special thanks to Promise Hospital of Baton Rouge and Clarity Hospice of Baton Rouge. Donations may be made to the American Diabetic Association or the American Liver Foundation in Linda’s honor. Visit www.oursofh.com to leave message of condolences. Ourso Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, November 11, 2019


Linda Marie Riche'

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Susan Lachney

November 12, 2019

Lynn, I will always remember the good times we had growing up across the street from each other. We had had so many good girl times. You were so sweet and caring then and grew into a sweet and caring woman. You were a very special woman everyone will miss. Rest with your Heavenly family and the angels now. You earned your spot.

Tom and Geri Teasley

November 10, 2019

Linda was one of the kindest people I know. She was always there for you when you needed her. I will miss her greatly. I will miss seeing her going to get the mail and just sitting out back with Dale. Our little neighborhood won't be the same without her. Love you Linda.

Darlene Taranto

November 10, 2019

Paul and I send our prayers for her precious soul and we ask God to help the family, especially sweet Dale, to know that God is there for them in this terrible time. We care...

Laura Kieren

November 9, 2019

My sweet, loving, beautiful Momma....God it's so hard to believe that I won't be able to call you anymore or pick you up from work. That we won't be able to have Sunday lunch and see your smile light up the room. I am glad you are finally Home and with Shawn. I love you so much!

Billy Jeansonne

November 9, 2019

Love you big sister, your baby brother.

Janet and David Geal

November 8, 2019

Dear Dale and family:
We are so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was such a beautiful soul inside and out. I remember all the good times we've all had together in our younger years, but we are all living our lives to make it to heaven to see God, our Creator. Don't give up; Trust in God's Mercy. He will help you and your family to cope.
I will have a Mass said for her at St. Anthony's in Bunkie.
May she rest in peace in the arms of Our Lady and Her Son, Jesus Christ.
Love and Prayers always,
Janet Ortego Geal

Cindy Blankenship Landry

November 8, 2019

Dale and family,
My heart is heavy for you with your loss of Linda; I know you two have had many trials and I am so very sorry. I understand the pain of losing a child and I pray that all the warm memories you and Linda had over the 51 years of marriage will sustain you as you move forward with your life and on this grief journey. Please know that I will have you and your family in my prayers and know that your faith and loving family and friends will help you as you try to go on for I believe Linda would want that for you. You are one of the kindest and most compassionate men I know and over all the years, you have always been a bright light to those who consider you a friend. May God give you strength and courage and know that there are many people in your world who care. Remember the good times for they will sustain you. Cindy

Margaret Ducote-Cooper

November 8, 2019

My heart and prayers are with you during this time. Linda was a special treasure and will be remembered always. Love and peace to each of you