Vivian Hernandez LeMaire

January 19, 1927August 3, 2022
Obituary of Vivian Hernandez LeMaire
NEW IBERIA - Vivian Hernandez LeMaire passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Ashton Manor Summer House in Luling, LA. At her passing, she was 95. Vivian was born on January 19, 1927 in New Iberia to the late Ernest Hernandez Sr. and Elizabeth Vincent Hernandez and was one of five children born to that union. Vivian was a loving and kind hearted woman who enjoyed the simple things in life. She was born and raised in a family steeped in Cajun tradition and learned the value of working hard and raising a family. When Vivian married her loving husband, Valery “Bud” LeMaire, they moved to Terrytown, LA for work and to raise their own little family. Vivian enjoyed many things throughout her lifetime, but was especially fond of reading. She was an avid reader who could devour a good book in one sitting. Most importantly, and above all else, Vivian’s greatest love was for her family. Her daughter, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the most important things in her life. Her legacy will live on in the hearts and thoughts of all who knew and loved her. We rejoice in knowing that she is not gone, only gone on before us. Those left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Ashleigh T. Couturie (Adam) and Matthew Taylor; great grandchildren, Cole, Brady, and Brett Couturie; and son-in-law, W. Curtis Shinogle. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Valery “ Bud” LeMaire; daughter, Staci T. Shinogle; brother, Ernest Hernandez, Jr.; and sisters, Lillian Barrilleaux, Jerry Walker, and Elaine Valls. A funeral service will be celebrated for Mrs. LeMaire at 1:00 Saturday, August 6th at Evangeline Funeral Home in New Iberia. Deacon Waynard Boutte will officiate. Interment will follow at Holy Family Mausoleum where Vivian will be laid to rest alongside her husband. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Saturday, August 6 2022, from 10:00 am until the service time, with the recitation of the rosary at 11:00 am. Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be members and friends of the family. Relative and friends are encouraged to share their condolences and memories with the family by visiting Mrs. LeMaire’s memorial page at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

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  • Ashleigh Couturie (Adam) Granddaughter
  • Matthew Taylor Grandson
  • Cole Couturie Great Grandchild
  • Brady Couturie Great Grandchild
  • Brett Couturie Great Grandchild
  • W. Curtis Shinogle Son in law
  • Valery "Bud" LeMaire Husband (deceased)
  • Staci T. Shinogle Daughter (deceased)
  • Elizabeth V. Hernandez Mother (deceased)
  • Ernest Hernandez, Sr. Father (deceased)
  • Ernest Hernandez, Jr. Brother (deceased)
  • Lillian Barrilleaux Sister (deceased)
  • Jerry Walker Sister (deceased)
  • Elaine Valls Sister (deceased)

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Saturday, August 06, 2022

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Saturday, August 06, 2022


Saturday, August 06, 2022

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