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Karen Pickett

September 17, 1953October 25, 2020
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Karen E. Broussard Pickett, age 67, of Vinton, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 in Lake Charles, Louisiana with her loving husband, Tom by her side. Karen was born September 17, 1953 in Orange, Texas to the late Elton "Goober" Broussard and M. Joyce Broussard.

As a child, she spent many happy years at "the Ranch" riding horses and enjoying the love of doting grandparents. Karen attended St. Joseph Catholic School and Vinton High School, becoming the editor of the school yearbook her senior year and graduating the class of 1971. She attended McNeese State University with an interest in journalism, public relations and sales. Karen held several jobs in these fields as Editor of the Vinton News, at Delta Downs as the first Director of Advertising and Public Relations and Ad sales representative for radio.

She and Tom spent many of their 35 years together traveling extensively to places such as Hawaii, Florida Keys, Canada, Arizona, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Karen also had a love of collecting and browsing for antiques, but especially loved spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Tom of Vinton; three siblings, Kenneth (Brenda) Broussard, and Kim (David) Duplechian both of Lake Charles, LA and Kathryn Broussard of Baton Rouge; nieces and nephews, Lauren (Daryl) Westmoreland and children, Henry Kyle and Olivia Kate; Trent (Brittany) Duplechian and children, Andi Renee and Kori Kate; Clarisse (Kevin) Koch and son Kade Parker; and Trevor Duplechian.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Kay Broussard, and nephew, Kyle Broussard.

Visitation will be held beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 in Hixson Funeral Home, Vinton. A Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home. Visitation will resume at 8:00 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vinton. Rev. Carlos Garcia will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lee Granger Cemetery in Vinton.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Karen's memory to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lee Granger Cemetery or a charity of your choice.

The family requests that Covid-19 precautions be observed.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonvinton.com for the Pickett family.

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  • Tom Pickett, Husband
  • Kenneth (Brenda) Broussard, Brother
  • Kim (David) Duplechian, Sister
  • Kathryn Broussard, Sister
  • nieces and nephews, Lauren (Daryl) Westmoreland and children, Henry Kyle and Olivia Kate; Trent (Brittany) Duplechian and children, Andi Renee and Kori Kate; Clarisse (Kevin) Koch and son Kade Parker; and Trevor Duplechian.

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Mary Beth Callahan

October 27, 2020

I loved Karen’s laugh. Tom, I’m so happy that many years ago, you two found each other. I bet you have many good memories. Of course, that also makes this loss is so hard.
I will be thinking of all of you who loved Karen. With sympathy.

Debby Jardell LaFleur

October 27, 2020

Karen and I rode horses for hours and hours. We would walk down to the ranch and had to stop in to visite aunt Sue then to the barn to saddle up old Butterbean. We would have all kind of talks. Serious, funny, and some we would just laugh till we cried. We did quite a few sleep overs. Then i got married and we grew apart. Life changes. Rest in peace my old friend. Will see u again one day.

Glenda Broussard

October 27, 2020

Karen was like family growing up. Many visits to her childhood home after school . Weekends at her grand parents home riding horses. This one ride I will never forget , my horse decided to just fall over with me on its back into a shallow pond, Karen couldn’t quit laughing. Wonderful memories I have of such a dear person . It’s a shame the distance in between. Karen you are Loved and I am feeling a void. May you Rest In Peace in heaven 🙏♥️🙏♥️

Steve Graham

October 26, 2020

Tom,

I knew Karen for years and she was a great friend. So sorry for your loss. You and the entire family are in my prayers.

Steve

George Swift

October 26, 2020

Karen was a longtime friend and was always dedicated to her family and career. Whether at Delta Downs or LA-99 Radio ,where she was my co-worker, she was always professional and caring toward her customers and co-workers. My deepest sympathy to Tom and her family. May you all be granted peace in your loss.

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