OBITUARY

Vivienne Marie Bartlett

November 22, 1927February 22, 2019
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Vivienne Marie Bartlett passed away on February 22, 2019. She was the eighth of eleven children born to Alma Folse and Everette Louis Talbot and entered the world in Houma, Louisiana on November 22, 1927. She graduated from Terrebonne High School in June 1945 and enrolled in Southwestern Louisiana Institute in Lafayette, Louisiana where she pledged Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. She met a fraternity boy, member of the Ragin Cajun baseball team and Navy veteran, Thomas William Bartlett, her sophomore year; both would become chapter presidents their senior years and graduate in May 1949.

On August 20, 1949 she and Tom married in Houma, Louisiana. They were married for 69 years until he passed away just 4 months before Vivien. They relocated to Houston, Texas in 1951 where Vivien reared four children and taught at St. Cecilia Catholic School and Banff Private School. She was a member of the St. Cecilia Family Guild and the Charity Guild of Catholic Women. She was an active member of St. Cecilia and St. Ignatius Catholic Churches during her time in the greater Houston area.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nine siblings (Verna Mae, Willie Lou, Everett Louis, Alma Folse, Louis Everette, Carrol Francis, Edith Marie, Richard Edward and Douglas Samuel) and her husband. She is survived by her four children, Thomas William, Jr. (Susan Junker), John Paul, Elizabeth Ann (Doug DeSpain) and Alma Jane; her ten grandchildren, Hilary Ann, Thomas William III, Destiny Rae, Douglas Ray, Clare Marie, Joseph Talbot, Patrick Charles, Delaney Elizabeth, Sarah Elizabeth and Collette Vivienne; her three great grandchildren, Isaiah Cole, Delilah Isabel and Hailey Alanna, and her sister Janet Marie.

There will be a visitation at Earthman Funeral Directors at Hunters Creek, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston on Shrove Monday (3/4) beginning at 6:00 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Vivienne on Fat Tuesday (3/5) at 11:00 AM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 11720 Joan of Arc, Houston.

If someone wishes to honor Vivienne’s life by making a charitable donation, as a devout Roman Catholic she would appreciate a gift to the Charity Guild of Catholic Women (charityguildshop.org).

  • FAMILY

  • She was preceded in death by her parents and nine siblings (Verna Mae, Willie Lou, Everett Louis, Alma Folse, Louis Everette, Carrol Francis, Edith Marie, Richard Edward and Douglas Samuel) and her husband. She is survived by her four children, Thomas William, Jr. (Susan Junker), John Paul, Elizabeth Ann (Doug DeSpain) and Alma Jane; her ten grandchildren, Hilary Ann, Thomas William III, Destiny Rae, Douglas Ray, Clare Marie, Joseph Talbot, Patrick Charles, Delaney Elizabeth, Sarah Elizabeth and Collette Vivienne; her three great grandchildren, Isaiah Cole, Delilah Isabel and Hailey Alanna, and her sister Janet Marie.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Vivienne Marie Bartlett

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Nancy O'Brien Newton

March 9, 2019

I always remember Mrs. Bartlett as being classy and beautiful with a beautiful smile to go along with that Louisiana drawl. She was kind and always so so friendly. I loved their house- a more modern version of the homes on Cawdor Way, with a swimming pool!!! Such a great lady and a great family too. Many memories of playing kickball with John and Beth in the cul de sac. A great lady who will be missed, but so glad she and Tom are reunited. Blessings to all of you.

Marty Freeman (OBrien) Freeman

March 8, 2019

Mrs. Bartlett was always a beautiful person inside and out. She was always kind and a good friend of my parents. I always loved talking to her with her Louisiana draw.

May God bless this family as they go through the loss of their loved one.

Mary Schmitt (O’Brien)

March 8, 2019

How truly saddened I was to learn of Mrs. Bartlett’s passing. Growing up on Cawdor Way, I spent a great deal of time at the Bartlett home. I loved playing there as a child. She and Mr. Bartlett allowed us to ‘play cars’. For hours Alma and I would sit in the cars in the driveway and pretend to drive. We also played dress up (a lot), and Mrs. Bartlett always had the best high-heeled shoes! Days at the pool, trips to Tinwood, and vacations to Houma, are just a few of my many cherished memories. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett will be greatly missed, but I know they must be so happy to finally be back together again. Thoughts and prayers to the Bartlett family in the days and weeks ahead.

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Biography

Vivienne Marie Bartlett passed away on February 22, 2019. She was the eighth of eleven children born to Alma Folse and Everette Louis Talbot and entered the world in Houma, Louisiana on November 22, 1927. She graduated from Terrebonne High School in June 1945 and enrolled in Southwestern Louisiana Institute in Lafayette, Louisiana where she pledged Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. She met a fraternity boy, member of the Ragin Cajun baseball team and Navy veteran, Thomas William Bartlett, her sophomore year; both would become chapter presidents their senior years and graduate in May 1949.

On August 20, 1949 she and Tom married in Houma, Louisiana. They were married for 69 years until he passed away just 4 months before Vivien. They relocated to Houston, Texas in 1951 where Vivien reared four children and taught at St. Cecilia Catholic School and Banff Private School. She was a member of the St. Cecilia Family Guild and the Charity Guild of Catholic Women. She was an active member of St. Cecilia and St. Ignatius Catholic Churches during her time in the greater Houston area.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nine siblings (Verna Mae, Willie Lou, Everett Louis, Alma Folse, Louis Everette, Carrol Francis, Edith Marie, Richard Edward and Douglas Samuel) and her husband. She is survived by her four children, Thomas William, Jr. (Susan Junker), John Paul, Elizabeth Ann (Doug DeSpain) and Alma Jane; her ten grandchildren, Hilary Ann, Thomas William III, Destiny Rae, Douglas Ray, Clare Marie, Joseph Talbot, Patrick Charles, Delaney Elizabeth, Sarah Elizabeth and Collette Vivienne; her three great grandchildren, Isaiah Cole, Delilah Isabel and Hailey Alanna, and her sister Janet Marie.

There will be a visitation at Earthman Funeral Directors at Hunters Creek, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston on Shrove Monday (3/4) beginning at 6:00 PM with a rosary at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Vivienne on Fat Tuesday (3/5) at 11:00 AM at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 11720 Joan of Arc, Houston.

If someone wishes to honor Vivienne’s life by making a charitable donation, as a devout Roman Catholic she would appreciate a gift to the Charity Guild of Catholic Women (charityguildshop.org).