|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1908|
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 2001|
VILLE PLATTE - Funeral services for Ms. Eloise Dupre Bordelon, 92, will be held (time pending) Wednesday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church here with burial in the church cemetery. Msgr. Bob Romero will conduct the services, along with Rev. Randy Moreau of Our Lady Queen of All Saints, Rev. Joseph Brennan of St. Genevieve of Lafayette and Rev. Gene Tremie of St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas.
Ms. Bordelon died at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2001, in Ville Platte Medical Center. She was the daughter of Robert Dupre' and Emily Soileau Dupre'. She attended Dominican College in New Orleans and received a Normal Degree in education. Upon receiving her degree, she taught in the Evangeline Parish public school system. Dedicated to community work, she was honored as the first Lions Club "Woman of the Year". She served as PTA District Director and was a charter member of the Cosmopolitan Club.
Ms. Bordelon was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Luke Bordelon.
She is survived by her children, Freida B. Mayeux and her husband, Rodney Mayeux (deceased) of Opelousas, Dr. Robert Luke Bordelon and his wife Eugenia of Opelousas, Genevieve and her husband Jake Ardoin of Ville Platte and Hazel Amelie and her husband Wayne Fontenot of Washington; a brother, Dr. Charles Dupre and a sister, Barbara Colligan of Ville Platte.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Robert and Emily Dupre, brothers, Dr. Robert Emery Dupre and Ellis Dupre; and her sisters, Mrs. Yvonne Prudhomnme and Mrs. Lura Jane Aswell of Ville Platte. She was blessed with 18 grandchildren (including 1 deceased, John Paul Martinez), and 39 great-grandchildren.
Eloise's great joy in life was her family and home. She knew what everyone in her family was doing and had a genuine concern for their success. Ms. Bordelon had an unusual ability to understand and help. She was dedicated to her faith. Her good works were done without drawing attention to herself. She enjoyed talking and visiting with people of all ages. Ms. Bordelon never grew old in her interests. Eloise encouraged those she knew to excel-to be active, to reach for higher ideals, and great goals. She understood life-stressing the importance and duty to do the right things. Eloise was steadfast in her beliefs and practiced what she preached. She always had a project, something to do for others. Anytime she believed that she could help someone, she took pleasure in doing so, even if it meant that she had to go out of her way.
Eloise saw the beauty in life and the goodness in people because that was her view of the world and people. Finally, she was a wise and caring person-someone everyone was lucky to have known.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 13, 2011
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