OBITUARY

Rhoda Plaisance Dore

September 4, 1953May 13, 2018

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.

Services

23 May

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

23 May

Rosary Service

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

24 May

Celebration of Life

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

24 May

Committal

11:00 am

Memorial Oaks Funeral Home

13001 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

REMEMBERING

Rhoda Plaisance Dore

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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

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September 1987

FROM THE FAMILY

Picnic at Bear Creek Park
Houston, Texas 1987