OBITUARY

Carmelita Anne Christian Istre

August 3, 1954October 29, 2010

Carmelita Anne Christian Istre, 56, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2010, in a local hospital. Carmelita was a native of Vinton and was Wiccan. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed native american food and crafts. Survivors include her children, Joseph A. Istre, Jr., and his wife, Elizabeth, of Sulphur, Eugene David Istre and his wife, Mary, of Port Neches, Tx., Pamela Raye Foster of Vinton, Paula Renee Welton and her husband Robert of Orange, Cody James Istre of Vinton, and Corey Paul Istre and his wife, Shannon, of Vinton; brothers Byron Christian, Wendell Christian and Eric Christian; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph A. Istre, Sr.; and her parents Billy and Martha Christian. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, in Hixson Funeral Home of Vinton. The Rev. Susil Fernando will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery of Lake Charles. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Monday with a rosary at 7 p.m., and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 2, 2010
  • Visitation Monday, November 1, 2010
  • Rosary Monday, November 1, 2010
  • Cemetery Service Tuesday, November 2, 2010
REMEMBERING

Carmelita Anne Christian Istre

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Bonnie Douget

November 6, 2010

Paula, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She will always be remembered as a very kind and loving person. I always enjoyed woking with her because she made me laugh.I will always hold her memory in my heart.God bless all of you at your difficult time and cherish all your memories of her and remember this, she will always be with you and around you always and forever.God bless you all.

Hedy

November 6, 2010

Lighting a candle in memory of the good times when all our children were young and at home. Sleep peacefully in your new body.

Wendy Bourque

November 5, 2010

Becky I am so sorry to hear about your father.

Wendy Phillips Bourque

Sheila Bellow Burton

November 5, 2010

To David (Eugene): Although I did not know your mother, I still remember you as a dear classmate. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family, David. God's blessings and strength to you during this difficult time. My love to you through Christ, Sheila Bellow Burton

jana&shannan istre

November 2, 2010

my thoughts and prayer are with you all. i only wish i knew if we were related may u rest in peace and walk with god in the clouds shannan and jana istre

HOPE BURCH

November 2, 2010

I WAS NOT TRYING TO LEAVE ANY OF THE FAMILY OUT, IN MY LAST MESSAGE THE SAME I SAID EARLIER I WANTED TO INCLUDE JOSEPH ISTRE JR.,EUGENE DAVID ISTRE AND THEIR FAMILYS AS WELL AS MRS. ANNE'S GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDERN. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. PLEASE CALL ME PAULA IF YOU OR ANY OF YOU NEED ANYTHING. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

HOPE BURCH

November 2, 2010

I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER. SHE WAS VERY PROUD OF EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. PAULA IF YOU NEED ANYTHING JUST CALL ME. YOU HAVE MY NUMBER. I WILL BE HERE FOR YOU ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND I AM SOOO SORRY FOR THE PAIN THAT YOU ALL ARE GOING THRU. JUST KNOW SHE IS IN HEAVEN NOW WATCHING OVER YOU ALL... THE LORD TAKES CARE OF HIS OWN. COREY,CODY,PAULA & PAM,GOD BLESS YOU ALL AS WELL AS ALL THE FAMILY. AGAIN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU!!!! MUCH LOVE...

Robert Welton

November 1, 2010

There's a ship sailing on to a harbor,
To a haven of comfort and rest;
It's a ship of God's fashion and making.
And its voyage by Him will be blest.
It departed with silence and beauty,
With the Master, Himself, in command;
As with dignity truly majestic
It sailed out of sight of all land.

There will always be clear skies above it;
There will always be calmness below;
There will never be storms to harass it,
For the Master is on it, you know,
And His wisdom will carry it safely
To the port of His infinite peace,
Where the light of His love will protect it
With a blessing that never will cease.

You have watched it sail onward and outward,
With a tear of regret in your eye,
For a loved one was sailing upon it,
Arid there's grief when you're saying goodbye.
But your tears would be tears of rejoicing,
And your heart would be happy and free,
If you could look for only a moment
On that ship that is sailing to sea.

For the one you have loved is at leisure,
With no worry or trouble or care;
There's contentment beyond understanding,
In the way God's passengers fare.
And you'd know from your own observation
That the sailing was joyful-not grim,
For it means a new life and new living,
And a sweet, closer contact with Him.

Oh, the solace there is in the knowledge,
Life is life and it always will be,
And it's simply a change of direction
When we sail on His ship out to sea.
Yet it hurts to give up to the Master,
Tho we know He is gentle and kind.
And the tears that we shed for our loved ones
Are in truth shed for us left behind.

Bon Voyage

Paula Welton

November 1, 2010

Mama your my angel and I know no matter where your at you will always be with me!!!! Paula

Robert Welton

November 1, 2010

There's a ship sailing on to a harbor.
To haven of comfort & rest.
It's a ship of God's fasion & making & it's voyage by him will be blessed.
There will always be blue skies above her. There will always be calmness below. There will never be storms to harrass her. For the maker is on her we know.
Yet we watch her sail onward & outward with a tear of regret in our eye.
For a loved one sailing upon her & it hurts when your saying goodbye.
Yet our tears would be tear of rejoicing, & our hearts would be happy & free. If we could glimpse for only a moment on our loved one out on that sea.
For the one that we love is at leisure, without worry or want or care. It's a voyage of infinite peace. That's the way that God's passenger fare.
yet it hurts to give up to the maker, though we know he is loving & kind, and the tears that we shed for our loved one, are in truth shed for us,, left behind.
Bon voyage.