OBITUARY

Rhoda Plaisance Dore

September 4, 1953May 13, 2018
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Rhoda Plaisance Dore, 64, of Katy, Texas passed away peacefully after losing her courageous battle with cancer on May 13, 2018. Rhoda lived each moment for her family and was their biggest advocate and today is a much darker day without her. Rhoda was the middle child of Lawrence and Vivian Plaisance, both deceased. She was born in Raceland, Louisiana on September 4, 1953 and grew up in various cities in Mississippi and Louisiana following her father’s oil patch career. They eventually settled in Lafayette, Louisiana where she attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana and received her teaching degree. It was there that she met Paul A. Dore, the love of her life for over 45 years. She and Paul married in Lafayette and had one daughter, Alexandra (married to John Derek Fulton), who with her granddaughter Emerson Leigh, all survive her. She is also survived by her sister, Sheila Curry, and brother, Craig Plaisance (married to Janice), along with several beloved nieces and nephews.

The best of times for Rhoda were spent with family and friends. Her love of family, friends, travel, and her needlepoint hobby will always be remembered. Her favorite titles of all were being Mom to Alex and Roro to her sweet granddaughter, Emmy.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, with a Rosary recital at 7:00 pm, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Memorial Oaks Chapel on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, with Interment following service.

Honorary Pallbearers are: Ken Baum, Kenneth Blanchette, Karl “Bubba” Guidry, Michael Jackson, Carl Richard, and Randall Skiff. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the doctors and entire staff of MD Anderson Cancer Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, Myeloma and Lymphoma Research, at mdanderson.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Paul A. Dore, Husband
  • Alexandra Fulton and husband John Derek, Daughter
  • Emerson Leigh Fulton, Grandchild
  • Sheila Curry, Sister
  • Craig Plaisance and wife Janice, Brother
  • Rhoda is also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ken Baum
  • Kenneth Blanchette
  • Karl "Bubba" Guidry
  • Michael Jackson
  • Carl Richard
  • Randall Skiff

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • Committal Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Peggy Spackman

May 26, 2018

Even though the services are over, it's so hard to believe Rhoda is gone. I have so many memories of laughing with her on the way to the golf course. It was a really great day in my life when I met Rhoda at golf lessons. My prayers and thoughts are with Paul, Alex, Emmy and all the family.

Kermit Blanchette

May 24, 2018

Paul, Alex, Derek and Emmy,

Our deepest sympathies, so very sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Kermit and Tammy Blanchette

Carl Richard

May 19, 2018

Rhoda and Marie, the Wonder Years

Claire Thom

May 16, 2018

Who didn't feel loved by Rhoda? She knew how to communicate with humor, humility, compassion and lots of love. She made sweet memories for all of us during our young married years, through potty training trauma, happy life events, lots of beach weeks then real life trauma. She always remembered to check in and just stay connected. Her smile and chuckle are etched on our hearts.

Paul and Alex, you made her life so complete (which is obvious to all). Your love and support set a high bar for all of us to be inspired to imitate. The grit you have is truly amazing.

Be assured of our love and support through calls, texts and visits. Lafayette always has a place for you.

With heartfelt sympathy and love,
Claire, Jim, Benjamin, Brittany, Dominic and Evie

FROM THE FAMILY

January 26, 1973

FROM THE FAMILY

January 26, 1973

FROM THE FAMILY

Rhoda cooling her feet at Cherokee Creek, North Carolina

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Galveston, TX 1986

FROM THE FAMILY

Galveston, TX 1986

Biography

Rhoda Plaisance Dore, 64, of Katy, Texas passed away peacefully after losing her courageous battle with cancer on May 13, 2018. Rhoda lived each moment for her family and was their biggest advocate and today is a much darker day without her. Rhoda was the middle child of Lawrence and Vivian Plaisance, both deceased. She was born in Raceland, Louisiana on September 4, 1953 and grew up in various cities in Mississippi and Louisiana following her father’s oil patch career. They eventually settled in Lafayette, Louisiana where she attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana and received her teaching degree. It was there that she met Paul A. Dore, the love of her life for over 45 years. She and Paul married in Lafayette and had one daughter, Alexandra (married to John Derek Fulton), who with her granddaughter Emerson Leigh, all survive her. She is also survived by her sister, Sheila Curry, and brother, Craig Plaisance (married to Janice), along with several beloved nieces and nephews.

The best of times for Rhoda were spent with family and friends. Her love of family, friends, travel, and her needlepoint hobby will always be remembered. Her favorite titles of all were being Mom to Alex and Roro to her sweet granddaughter, Emmy.