Diana Darby Fruge

April 5, 1944February 24, 2021

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Dianna Darby Bellow Fruge, age 76, at 10:00 am Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Degeyter will serve as celebrant for the mass. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Saturday from 8:00 am until 9:45 am. Her brother in law, Donald Armentor will lead a Rosary at 9:15 am.

Mrs. Fruge passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at her residence.

Diana was a very giving, kind, honest and uplifting wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She is known by those who knew her as an angel on earth with a loving spirit who loved everyone in every way. She was a phenomenal portrait artist who was taught by Oscar Ortiz. Diana had exquisite taste that she was able to transfer into her artwork, her stained glass pieces and interior design. She was an avid gardener who enjoyed spending time in her flower beds. She definitely leaves behind a legacy of love that her family will cherish forever.

She is survived by two sons, James Ray Bellow, Jr. of New Iberia; Troy David Fruge and his wife Annette of New Iberia; three grandchildren, Jeremy Bellow, Jared Bellow and Paislee Fruge; one great grandchild, Stratton Hargrave; one sister, June Armentor and husband Donald and one brother, Terrell Darby and wife Dossie all of New Iberia.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, James Ray Bellow, Sr.; second husband, Acey John Fruge, Jr.; one son, Chet Anthony Bellow; her parents, Pete and Eunice Dartez Darby; one sister, Judy Menard and two brothers, Floyd Darby and Richard Darby.

Pallbearers will be Chad Darby, Mitch Darby, Donny Armentor, Laine Armentor, Randy Hernandez, Russ Hernandez and Jude Armentor.

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Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Troy David Fruge (Annette), Son
  • James Ray Bellow, Jr., Son
  • Jeremy Bellow, Grandchild
  • Jared Bellow, Grandchild
  • Paislee Fruge, Grandchild
  • Stratton Hargrave, Great Grandchild
  • Terrell Darby (Dossie), Brother
  • June Armentor (Donald), Sister
  • James Ray Bellow, Sr., First Husband (deceased)
  • Acey John Fruge, Jr., Second Husband (deceased)
  • Chet Anthony Bellow, Son (deceased)
  • Pete and Eunice Darby, Parents (deceased)
  • Judy Menard, Sister (deceased)
  • Floyd Darby, Brother (deceased)
  • Richard Darby, Brother (deceased)

  • Chad Darby, Active
  • Mitch Darby, Active
  • Donny Armentor, Active
  • Laine Armentor, Active
  • Randy Hernandez, Active
  • Russ Hernandez, Active
  • Jude Armentor, Active


  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Rosary

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Mass of Chrisitan Burial

    Saturday, February 27, 2021


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Kenneth Patin

February 25, 2021

Jimmy and Troy sorry to hear about your Mom saw her recently and she looked well. We will keep your family and Diana in our prayers