Anna Louise Schwing Allain

April 9, 1921June 15, 2013

Anna Louise Schwing Allain, passed at the age of 92 on June 15, 2013 at 11:30 AM. She passed peacefully in the presence of her family. She was a lifelong native of New Iberia, La.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, on June 17, 2013 at 11 AM. Readers for the Mass will be Tricia Cooper and Jennifer Allain. Gift bearers will be Avery Hanks, Casey Breaux, and Caity Breaux. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home, on June 17, 2013 at 9 AM until time of services.

Anna Allain was survived by Richard S. Allain, Sr. husband of 69 years. Survived by children: Patricia A. Rinehart, James F. Allain and wife Peggy, Emma A. Hanks and husband Tim, Paul J. Allain and wife Becky, Peter A. Allain and wife Aline, Anna Louise Allain, Rita A. Breaux and husband Harvey. Son in law Tom Farrell, Daughters-in-law Vickie Allain and Regina Allain Viator, 48 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren; and her brothers and sisters, Mary S. Robbins, Terry S. Broussard, Pierre Schwing, Paul Schwing, Henri S. Daugherty and James Schwing. Proceeded in death by her parents John E. and Anna B. Schwing. Children Beverly A. Farrell, Richard S. Allain, Jr., and John C. Allain; and siblings, Jules Schwing, Fr. John Schwing, and George Schwing.

Anna Allain was a graduate of Mt. Carmel and attended Ursaline College for two years in New Orleans, La. Received her degree in Science from University of Louisiana Lafayette. She was a teacher in Jeanerette where she met her husband, Richard Allain. Together, they founded Allain’s Jewelry and Trophy in New Iberia.

The Pall Bearers are: Major Richard P. Allain, Johnny Allain Viator, Tommy Farrell, Beau J. Allain, Philip Hanks, Jere Cooper, Jason Paul Allain, Peter Albeo Allain, and Ramsey Breaux.

Honorary Pall Bearers:, Dr. Timothy Viator, Thomas Rinehart, Bart Farrell, Patrick Farrell, David Paul Allain, William Viator, and Paul Viator, John Richard Allain, Richard Avery Hanks, Patrick Allain, Maj. Christopher Allain, and Daniel Allain.

A special thanks and gratitude to Iberia Medical Center, Dr. Kurt Obrien, Dr. Carl Ditch, Dr. Paul Gulotta, and especially to her healthcare providers, Carletta Brown, Trachial White, Vera Lewis, and Patricia Guillory. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Arc of Iberia.

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Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia (337) 364-1881 is in charge of arrangements.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2013

Anna Louise Schwing Allain

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July 20, 2013

Dear Mr. Richard,
We met you tonight at the Teche Cafe'. So very sorry for your loss. May you offer all your suffering of this tremendous loss in union with Jesus on His cross...until ya'll meet again. What a beautiful witness to the sacrament of Marriage and to family you both were. Much love, peace and grace to you,
Chad and Hassie Breaux

June 20, 2013

Know that I am thinking of the Dick Allain family at this sad time. Cookie was always kind and welcoming when Charles and I visited in the store. My prayers and thoughts are with the Allain family.
Loraine Allain
(Mrs. Charles Allain, Jr.)

Reid Allain

June 20, 2013

Will miss her ,She was always happy to see us in the store.

Alexander Allain

June 20, 2013

Uncle Dick and Family

My mother "Puddin" and aunt Cookie were best of friends and now they will be together forever.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Martin Allain, Jr.

June 19, 2013

One of the most important remembrances in my life is the relationship of my father and his brother, Dick. As well as observing the leadership and love of Aunt Cookie. To each of the Dick and Cookie Allain family my love and good wishes as you celebrate a great individual. Again, our family to yours, much love.

Harriet & Don Kellams

June 18, 2013

To the Allain family we extend our deepest sympathys . Jennifer told
us about her beloved Granny and and I know that she will miss her. May she
rest in the peace of the Lord.

David and Ashley Meaux

June 17, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May all of you continue to find peace and comfort in God's loving hands.

PAt Thibodeaux

June 17, 2013

my prayers go out to the entire Allain family...i am so sorry for your loss.

Harvey and Jeanine Koenig

June 17, 2013

Emma and family-Harvey and I were so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hold onto all the wonderful memories of your mom and keep them in your heart. May God be with you all during this difficult time.

Moe, Jeanne, Jacques, & Camille Allain

June 17, 2013

Uncle Dick, Pat, Jimmy, Paul, Peter, Rita, Jerry, Emma, Annie, and Regina,

The Allain's in Houston are very saddened by Aunt Cookie's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, as we grieve over her loss, and celebrate the life, of a remarkable woman.