OBITUARY

Zelda Fromenthal

October 9, 1924March 10, 2019
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Zelda “Zet” Gloria Sons Fromenthal, a longtime resident of Berwick, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the age of 94.

The First of fourteen siblings, Zelda enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading and writing. She enjoyed many hobbies in life but her great joy was spending time with her family and friends at their many get-togethers. She was the kind of unique individual that if you were ever blessed to have met her, you would never forget her. She was a humorous person who easily brought smiles to the faces of others. Her laugh was contagious. Her remarkable personality left many beautiful memories for those who knew and loved her.

Zelda leaves to cherish her loving memory, her daughter, Dale Hubert and her husband, Thomas, of Oregon; her four sons, Francis Fromenthal and his wife, Vanessa, of Berwick, Charles Fromenthal and his wife, Kayla, of Baton Rouge, John Fromenthal and his wife, Cheryl, of Morgan City, and Corey Fromenthal of Morgan City; ten grandchildren, Jason Hubert, Theresa Boehm, Sarah McGloghlon, Todd Fromenthal, Heather Fromenthal, Kelsey Lavergne, Bryce Fromenthal, Drake Fromenthal, Emily Fromenthal, and Ashley Fromenthal; three great grandchildren, Remington, Harrison, and Braedan; three brothers, Justin "Sonny" Sons of Hessmer, Barry Sons of Breaux Bridge, and Jimmy Sons of Missouri; three sisters, Irma Lee Lombes of Bayou Vista, Diane Sheehan of Berwick, and Paulette Wilson of New Iberia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis "Boo" J. Fromenthal; her parents, Julian and Lydia Granier Sons; four brothers, Lloyd Sons, Horace Sons, Myrvel Sons, and Ballard Sons; and three sisters, Shirley Mae Rock, Myrtleen Sons, and Leola Sons.

The family requests that a time of visitation and remembrance be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City and again on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 8am until time of dismissal at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am with burial following in the Berwick Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Dale Hubert, Daughter
  • Thomas Hubert, Son-in-law
  • Francis Fromenthal, Son
  • Vanessa Fromenthal, Daughter-in-law
  • Charles Fromenthal, Son
  • Kayla Fromenthal, Daughter-in-law
  • John Fromenthal, Son
  • Cheryl Fromenthal, Daughter-in-law
  • Corey Fromenthal, Son
  • Justin "Sonny" Sons, Brother
  • Barry Sons, Brother
  • Jimmy Sons, Brother
  • Irma Lee Lombes, Sister
  • Diane Sheehan, Sister
  • Paulette Wilson, Sister
  • Mrs. Zelda also leaves to cherish her memory 10 grandchildren, Jason Hubert, Theresa Boehm, Sarah McGloghlon, Todd Fromenthal, Heather Fromenthal, Kelsey Lavergne, Bryce Fromenthal, Drake Fromenthal, Emily Fromenthal, and Ashley Fromenthal; 3 great grandchildren, Remington, Harrison, and Braeden.

Services

18 March

Visitation

8:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Stephen's Catholic Church

3217 2nd St.
Berwick, Louisiana 70342

18 March

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am

St. Stephen's Catholic Church

3217 2nd St.
Berwick, Louisiana 70342

18 March

Burial

Berwick Cemetery


Berwick, Louisiana 70342

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
REMEMBERING

Zelda Fromenthal

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Dale Hubert

March 15, 2019

My dear sweet Mama,
You have always been my guiding light in all things. Especially when it came to unconditional love, family and a strong faith. I will always have your example to guide me and our many memories to sustain me. I have loved you more then words can say and I pray you are in the loving arms of our Savior with Daddy and the rest of your family right beside you. Rest in peace Mama you have run the race, you have fought the good fight, now receive your everlasting reward until we meet again.
All my love.
Dale

John Pritchard

March 13, 2019

Corey & John,

My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family as you grieve the loss of your precious mother. I have many fond memories of time spent with each of you and of being in your home and around your mom and dad, albeit too brief and infrequent. I pray that the peace that passes all understanding that the Bible speaks about is present in your lives today and in the days to come. Look back fondly on days gone by and forward with great anticipation of that great and glorious day of Christ's return and our reunion with moms and dads who are in Heaven.

In Christ's Love,
John

Don & Joanne Clark

March 12, 2019

Dale, it was always such a hoot to have your mamma come out to visit. I will never forget all those years ago when we met she said you would always have family in Portland, no truer words were ever spoken. Mamma knows how blessed you are with so many friends and family around. Hugs and safe travels as you and the family travel back home this week. We love you all so much! I hope you get some crawfish 😊

Bonnie (Connor) Peltier

March 11, 2019

Growing up near this great family, I have so many memories of the laughs, good food, fun and so much more. Mrs. Zet, and Mr. Boo were such a loving couple and were very giving people. Mrs. Zet had a contagious laugh and I will always remember that. Love to all of her children. Dale I'm glad I saw her before she forgot who I was. She thought I was a lot younger, but that's ok, lol. Love ya'll.

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Biography

Zelda Gloria Sons Fromenthal was born in her parent’s camp boat along River Road in Berwick. She was the eldest of 14 children born to Lydia Granier Sons and Julian Sons. Being born in a period of hard times, she overcame life's struggles that made her a stronger person.

She was a faithful Catholic who cherished her family and friends.

On February 19, 1943 she married her true love Louis “Boo” Fromenthal. Boo was on a short break from WWII when the two married. They have five children, Dale, Francis, Charles, John, and Corey.

Zelda had many hobbies and was very talented. She was a great seamstress, made many lovely quilts, enjoyed crocheting, painting, writing about her family, genealogy, and reading.

She was a very strong-willed person. When Zelda was in second grade she nearly lost her life because her appendix ruptured. Due to the seriousness of her illness she had to quit school. Being such a determined person, Zelda went back to school in 1980 and received her high school diploma.

Zelda's love for history and her family inspired her to write two books later in life. The first book is her life story titled “The Bedouins of the Bayous”. The second book is the life story of her grandmother titled “The Life and Times of Julia Marceline Lombas”. These books will be treasured forever by her family.

She was a very humorous person who loved life and would light up a room with her presence. Zelda cared very much for the people she loved, and she will be greatly missed.