OBITUARY

Laura Benoit Bahnsen

June 20, 1908August 6, 2010

Laura Benoit Bahnsen, 102, passed away Friday, August 6, 2010 in her home. A native of Welsh, she had resided in Vinton since the age of 16. She was a faithful member of St Joseph Catholic Church and worked with her family taking care of Bahnsen Dairy over the years. She is survived by her children, Kenneth A. Bahnsen and wife Gwyenda of Denton, TX, Eugene “Gene” F. Bahnsen and wife Jan of Wharton, TX and Thomas “Tommy” Ray Bahnsen of Vinton; grandchildren, Toni B. Candia and husband Bob of Warwick, New York, Kenny Bahnsen and wife Elizabeth of Houston, Bonnie Jo Bahnsen of Lake Charles, David E. “Bo” Bahnsen and wife Karen of Baton Rouge, Nancy L. Bernstein and husband Bart of Richmond, TX, William A. “Billy” Bahnsen and wife Rachel of Wharton, TX; great grandchildren Laura, Heather, Brayden, Robert, Michael and wife Jenni, Darren, Devin, Blaine, Brock, Paige and Pryce; great great grandchildren Hunter Michael and Harleigh Grace; siblings Arsene Benoit of Ellisville, MS, Alene Fontenot of Lake Charles and Louise McCall of Vinton. She was preceded in death by her husband Antone Bahnsen and 4 brothers and 3 sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am, Monday, August 9, 2010 in St Joseph Catholic Church under direction of Hixson Funeral Home. Father Susil Fernando will officiate. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4 until 9 pm with a 6:30 pm rosary in the funeral home and from 9 am until the start of the Masson Monday in the church. Burial will be in Big Woods Cemetery. Her pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons. The family wishes to thank Carolyn Doucette for her kindness and devoted care to Laura over the years and to the staff of Odyssey Hospice for their recent care.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Monday, August 9, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, August 8, 2010

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Patrick McCarthy

August 11, 2010

Aunt Laura always made you feel at home.

Every time I came by, Aunt Laura would either cook me something delicious or feed me something that was already waiting (pie or such) or she would send me home with one of her last jars of figs (just cause I said how much I liked them) . . . making me promise to come by and get another one next year . . . so I would visit again.

Aunt Laura was always good company and good conversation and such a charming manner . . . to put us all at ease . . . and with plenty of good advice, kindly given, if at all possible.

She made you want to be a better person . . . at least that's how I felt about her.

My Mom, Estelle Bruno/McCarthy, Loved Aunt Laura . . . and so did and do we all Love Her.

I'm thinking Aunt Laura has had a very good HomeComing . . . getting back together with all of those who have gone before Her . . . and Aunt Laura has had a good send-off as well, from our side.

It was good to be able to get there and to see everyone.

May we all be so fortunate one-day . . . to have lived a good Life, as Aunt Laura . . . and Believed in HIM WHO made us . . . following in HIS Footsteps . . . a Faithful Servant . . . Laura following also in the footsteps of Her own good mother, Grandma Benoit, who I am sure was there to meet her.

GOD Bless us all.

Elizabeth Avant

August 10, 2010

We will always carry fond memories of Aunt Laura from the Benoit family reunions. You & yours are in our prayers.
Love, Christine, Bobby, Debbie, Angie, & Liz Avant

Carol Joy, Mike, Laura and Anna Benoit-Albrecht

August 10, 2010

Beautiful ladies. Wonderful family.
Great memories.
With so much love,
Carol Joy, Mike, Laura and Anna

Debbie Benoit Mobley

August 9, 2010

Tommy, Gene and Kenneth - and my family, May the good Lord fill your hearts with love and memories of your Momma! Aunt Laura was such a special woman, words could not describe the love we have for her. She truly is one of the cornerstones of our awesome family - - We love you all!! Richard, Patsy, Ricky, Becky and Debbie and all your China Benoit family!~!!

August 9, 2010

Tommy, Gene and Kenneth - and my family, May the good Lord fill your hearts with love and memories of your Momma! Aunt Laura was such a special woman, words could not describe the love we have for her. She truly is one of the cornerstones of our awesome family - - We love you all!! Richard, Patsy, Ricky, Becky and Debbie and all your China family!~!!

Joann McCall

August 9, 2010

Tommy,Gene,Ken and families.....sorry about the loss of Aunt Laura,she was such a special lady. My visit to vinton always ended in going to Aunt Laura's and visiting...i will forever cherish the memories that i have of her.Sorry i was unable to make it i didn't find out that she had passed til the day of her funeral.Wish i could have made it...All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.Rest in Peace Aunt Laura my love always...

Ronnie Benoit

August 9, 2010

chuck benoit

August 9, 2010

What a wonderful loving and fun family I was blessed to be born into. I will always have fun memories of the reunions, dancing, good people, good cooks and great food! For many years, I was the only redhaired Benoit..as Grandma said. They worked hard, played hard and prayed hard! Bless you all.

Chuck and Theresa Benoit and children

carol joy albrecht

August 9, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers go out to great Aunt Lauras family. She was such a beautiful & special lady. I named my oldest daughter after her and my Grandpa Lawrence Benoit. Love, Carol Joy Benoit Albrecht

Judi and Ronnie Benoit

August 9, 2010

Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord is with you.

Judi and Ronnie Benoit