|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1947|
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 2000|
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."
2 Timothy 4:7
Barbara Lynn "Bobbie" Mouton, a 28-year teacher of St. Landry Parish who instructed special education at Park Vista Elementary, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, of cancer in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette. She was 53 years old. Mrs. Mouton, who was admitted to the hospital Monday, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 16 months earlier.
She began her nearly three-decade long teaching career at Northeast Elementary and later transferred to Cresswell Elementary before finally finishing in special education at Park Vista Elementary. During those years she taught and influenced hundreds of children in Opelousas. As a dedicated special education teacher, Mrs. Mouton devoted much of her time and services to the Special Olympics, helping many of her students become successful Special Olympic athletes along the way. Also, Mrs. Mouton was an active member of her church and delivered readings regularly on Sundays for more than 15 years to the St. Landry Parish Church congregation, of which she was a life-long member.
Mrs. Mouton is survived by her husband, Frank Mouton; three daughters, Michelle Mouton of Mount Vernon, Iowa, Felicia Mouton and Julie Mouton, both of Lafayette; a son, Paul Mouton and wife Lynn; her mother, Winnie Ardoin; her father, Derta "Dusty" Ardoin and wife Rose, all of Opelousas; a brother, Steve Ardoin of Magnolia, Ark.; and two grandchildren, Allyssa and Ross Mouton.
Mrs. Mouton's brother, Ronnie Ardoin, died in 1983.
Mrs. Mouton's body will be at Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 21, 2000, in St. Landry Catholic Church followed by a procession to Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery for the burial ceremony. The wake will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. Thursday until time of services. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.
Derta Ardoin (1921 - 2004)
Winnie Pearl Ryder Ardoin (1925 - 2013)
Barbara Lynn Ardoin Mouton (1947 - 2000)
John Steve Ardoin (1949 - 2002)*
Ronnie Ardoin (1951 - 1983)*
Bellevue Memorial Park
St. Landry Parish
Maintained by: Kathy S. Savoie
Originally Created by: VERNA
Record added: Jan 03, 2010
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