Rita Mae Landry Touchet Clark

April 30, 1942July 6, 2018

NEW IBERIA – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Rita Mae Landry Touchet Clark, 76, at 2:00 pm on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Fr. Korey Lavergne officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 pm until 10:00 pm. A rosary will be recited by the Men’s Rosary Group at 6:30 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Monday at 8:00 am until service time.

A Native of Lafayette and resident of New Iberia, Rita Mae passed away on Friday, July 06, 2018 at Lafayette General Medical Center with family by her side.

Born on April 30, 1942 to the late Sosthene and Electa Benoit Landry, Rita Mae was one of four children. Rita Mae was a caring mother, grandmother, and friend who enjoyed every moment spent in the company of others. She had a great sense of humor and was always trying to bring smiles to those around her. Rita Mae was a fan of Cajun music and liked to dance. She was a resident of Iberia Manor South where she enjoyed playing bingo and visiting with other residents. Rita Mae worked at grocery stores her entire career and was well known and liked by the customers of Wal-Mart. She was also a lifetime member of the Women’s Auxiliary, VWF post 1982, and the American Legion 335. Rita Mae will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her children, Richard “Sos” Touchet of New Iberia, Tammy Touchet Picard and husband Roy of New Iberia, Tina Touchet Tenney and husband Preston, Sr. of Grand Marais, and Evia Touchet Disch and husband Patrick of Grand Marais; step-son, Ronald “Rusty” Clark and wife Tracy of MD; brother, Arthur Landry and wife Ditas of Houma; sister, Wilda Landry Hite of Avery Island; grandchildren, Bryan Picard, Jennifer Picard Simon, Amy Frances Picard, Keith Viator, Nicole Touchet, Ricky Touchet, Preston Tenney, Jr., Seth Disch, Adam Disch; eleven great grandchildren long-time boyfriend, Arthur “Utsy” Ronsonet; and former husband, Ronald Clark.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Francis J. Touchet; son, Rickey J. Touchet; parents, Sosthene and Electa Benoit Landry; brother, Wilton Pete Landry; sister-in-law, Dorothy Cormier Landry; brother-in-law, Johnny Hite; and niece, Dorethia Landry.

Pallbearers will be Preston Tenney, Jr., Keith Viator, Seth Disch, Adam Disch, Ricky Touchet, and Noah Richard.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard “Sos” Touchet, Ronald “Rusty” Clark, Roy Picard, Preston Tenney, Sr., Arthur Landry, Jr., Patrick Disch, Bryan Picard, Donald Hite, John Landry, William Landry, Joe Landry, and Tom Landry.

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


  • Richard "Sos" Touchet, Son
  • Tammy T. Picard & Roy, Daughter
  • Tina T. Tenney & Preston, Sr., Daughter
  • Evia Rita T. Disch & Patrick, Daughter
  • Arthur Landry & Ditas, Brother
  • Wilda L. Hite, Sister
  • Bryan Picard, Grandchild
  • Jennifer Picard Simon, Grandchild
  • Amy Frances Picard, Grandchild
  • Keith Viator, Grandchild
  • Nicole Touchet, Grandchild
  • Ricky Touchet, Grandchild
  • Preston Tenney, Jr., Grandchild
  • Seth Disch, Grandchild
  • Adam Disch, Grandchild
  • Fransic J. Touchet, Husband
  • Rickey Touchet, Son
  • Wilton Pete Landry, Brother
  • Dorothy Cormier Landry, Sister-in-law
  • Johnny Hite, Brother-in-law
  • Dorthia Landry, Niece

  • Preston Tenney, Jr.
  • Keith Viator
  • Seth Disch
  • Adam Disch
  • Ricky Touchet
  • Noah Richard


  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Rosary Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, July 9, 2018
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 9, 2018

Rita Mae Landry Touchet Clark

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Ron Landry

July 11, 2018

Wow my heart is heavy, but God gained a blessing! She was a beautiful soul and will be missed. Prayer for family and friends! Rest in peace cousin.

Wanda Sonnier

July 9, 2018

I just want to say how blessed we are to have know this beautiful, wonderful funny lady. She always made me smile. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. To all of her family: My condolences to all of you. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God Bless Ms. Rita & all of you.

Mary Esfeller

July 7, 2018

Rest In Peace my dear cousin Rita!

Claudia Shriner

July 6, 2018

Mrs. Rita! What a kind soul.
Love You Tina Tenney
❤Claudia Shriner

Sherry Suire

July 6, 2018

Knowing mrs. Rita was a blessing. She was a great woman with a huge heart. She wasn't family, but she was. Everytime I'd see her she always gave a hug and kiss and would tell you she loved you. Sooooo many memories of her, for as long as I can remember she has always been in our life. Love you Mrs Rita, this isn't good bye, it's till we meet again!!!