Hixson Welsh

412 East South Street, Welsh, LA


Mary Dasch

February 5, 1945January 11, 2020

Mary Dasch, 74 was welcomed into heaven on January 11, 2020.

Mary was born on February 5, 1945 to John Hill and Mary Lena Cline and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Welsh High School, Class of 1963. Like her mother, her lifelong calling was the care of others, so she began working as a nurses aide at Jennings American Legion Hospital. In July 1964 the man she would call her husband crossed the threshold of the hospital, wearing his crisp Naval uniform. She became Mrs. Lionel Dasch Jr. on Christmas Eve, 1964. With Lionel at her side, she returned to school, attending Sowela Technical, earning her LPN degree, graduating in 1965.

In 1967 she took on the role of Mom, welcoming Pamela and in 1969 welcoming, John. She spent several years as their caregiver, their favorite story teller, nurse, and confidant. In in 1976 she returned to work full time, perfectly balancing home life and work, her children and family always coming first.

Mary was perfectly content with home life, unless it was a beach in Galveston or Florida. "Just drop me off on a beach and I am happy. Simple, huh?" When she was not enjoying the beach she was wetting her hook at any available fishing hole, or planning their next trip to the camp in Toledo Bend.

In 1999, Mary & Lionel built their forever home in Welsh, a place to live our their retirement. Like the day they were married, together, they embarked on the joys of retirement. "Retirement is Wonderful!!" she often said, humbly boasting about spending time with her husband of 55 years, her children and grandchildren. When she was not with her family, she enjoyed spending time with her furbabies, her garden, and canning, unless her favorite shows "Bold and the Beautiful" and "Jeopardy" were on.

Those left to carry on her loving nature are her husband; Lionel Dasch, her daughter; Pamela (Butch) Authement, her son; John Dasch, four grandchildren, Cody Gibson, Brittany Gibson, Emily Dasch, Hunter Dasch; one soon to arrive great granddaughter Raelynne Ann and one brother John Hill Cline, JR (ADDA)

She was welcomed into heaven by her parents, her brother; James Cline, and her nephew, Chantler Fruge.

The family will welcome friends on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 beginning at 3pm to 9pm at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh. Visitation will resume on Wednesday at 8am until time of service. Going Home services will be held at 1st United Methodist Church of Welsh at 10am. Pastor Angela Bulhof will officiate. She will be laid to rest at Oaklawn Cemetery, close enough to home that an extension cord can reach so she will never miss her favorite shows!

We invite you to share a favorite memory or words of condolences with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com


  • Lionel Dasch, Spouse
  • Pam Authement (Butch), Daughter
  • John Dasch, Son
  • Cody Gibson, Grandson
  • Brittany Gibson, Granddaughter
  • Emily Dasch, Granddaughter
  • Hunter Dasch, Grandson
  • Raelynne Ann, Great Granddaughter
  • John Hill Cline, Jr, Brother
  • John Hill Cline (Mary Lena), Parents (deceased)
  • James Cline, Brother (deceased)
  • Chantler Fruge, Nephew (deceased)

  • John Dasch, Pallbearer
  • Butch Authement, Pallbearer
  • Cody Gibson, Pallbearer
  • Hunter Dasch, Pallbearer
  • Brian Neal, Pallbearer
  • Andy Dasch, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Going Home Services Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Mary Dasch

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Andrea King

January 14, 2020

Words can not say enough how sad I am. I just saw this and I truly send my love to the family.
Lord, I can say your wife, mother was a fantastic woman, I love talking to her and that beautiful smile she would give.

May God continue to bless you all.

Cheri Cline

January 14, 2020

I wish I could be there with you all. Mary was such a good friend to me, and always a fount of information on all things family and Southern. I will miss her. You are in my heart and in my prayers.

Helen Louviere

January 13, 2020

Such a surprise to hear of her passing. Mary was a delight to know. A loving and caring person. She worked for a time with my husband, Dr Robert Louviere, he thought the world of her. Prayers for comfort and peace to all who love her!

Kathy Benoit

January 13, 2020

The World sure is a sadder place without Mary. She had a bit of a sarcastic sense of humor that I especially loved ! When I became a Mim, she started calling me Beulah.....and I was puzzled but thought she was teasing. I finally realized she was calling me Abuela ( grandmother in Spanish ) That stinker , she never explained ! 😍. I worked with Mary for several years . Her patients adored her. She was the very best kind of nurse. There were quite a few ‘older’ gentlemen who loved her dearly. I think those twinkling blue eyes had something to do with that. Gosh, I’ll miss her., especially during football season. We lovingly teased/ ragged
each other over our hometown rivals , Welsh Greyhounds and Lake Arthur Tigers.
Lionel, Pam, John and grandchildren, I pray Our Lord will grant you strength and Peace in the days to come. I know how much she loved you all and how proud she was of her family. I will be praying .
Rest In Heavenly Peace , Mary Mary Quite Contrary...... I’ll miss you forever.
Kathy ( aka Beulah) and Charlie Benoit

Lee Ann Kratzer

January 12, 2020

I worked with Mary many years ago at Dr Louis Shirley and Dr Harlie Bearden's office. Mary was one of the nicest persons I've ever met. She was a good nurse and will never be forgotten.