Verdie Gaspard Istre

July 12, 1933December 30, 2018

Funeral services celebrating the life of Verdie Gaspard Istre will be held 1:00 pm Friday, January 4, 2019 at the Abshire Cemetery in Lyons Point, where she will be laid to rest alongside her husband. In keeping with Verdie’s wishes, no visiting hours will be held.

Verdie was born July 12, 1933 in Lyons Point to the late Ophy Gaspard and Ella Mire Gaspard, and passed away peacefully December 30, 2018 at Gueydan Memorial Guest House, surrounded by her loving family. She was 84.

Verdie was raised on her family’s farm in Lyons Point and grew fond of the life she lived. Tending to the many animals they raised, and the vegetables grown brought her joy and it stayed with her throughout her life. She was the type of person to not sit idle and liked to keep busy so she went to work for the Lake Charles American Press as a carrier, a job she enjoyed and looked forward to. Above all, it was her family that brought the most joy to her. Verdie leaves a legacy of love that will be forever remembered in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her children, Geraldine Stutes, Barbara Perron, Bertha Perron, RayElla Mott, Frankie Lane Fruge, Bella Louise Myers, Richard W. Istre, Sr., Richard W. Istre, Jr., and Vincent Istre; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; and her brother, Orlie Gaspard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank istre; her parents, Ophy and Ella Gaspard; and her sisters and brother, Velta DesoMeaux, Annie Regan and Felton Gaspard.

Members of the family will serve as pallbearers.

To view the online obituary and to share memories, please visit her memorial page at

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


  • Graveside Service Friday, January 4, 2019

Verdie Gaspard Istre

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