Woodley Phillip Hebert, 79, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children on June 12, 2007 at his residence in Lafayette. Born August 2, 1927 in Kaplan, La. and a resident of Lafayette for most of his life, Mr. Hebert graduated from Lafayette High School in 1945.
Mr. Hebert's survivors include one son, Terry Phillip Hebert and his wife, Meredith Perez Hebert of Lafayette, twin daughters, Michelle Theresa Hebert of Lafayette, and Elizabeth Ann Marquez and her husband SSG Rene' Marquez of Fort Hood, Texas, devoted mother of his children, Rose Marie Racca Hebert of Lafayette, two step-children, Troy Marc Green, of Lafayette and Donna G. Landry and her husband David of Baytown, Texas. Surviving him are his grandchildren; his six granddaughters; and his only grandson. He is survived by his beloved brother Larry John Hebert, his niece Jo Ann Hebert Tanner and her husband Clifford Tanner all of Scott, La. his great niece, Amy Jo Broussard and her husband Darrell of Youngsville and his great nephew John Tanner and his wife Jeri Terri of Ville Platte, La.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred Hebert and Olive Trahan Hebert; and his sister-in-law, Lucille Delhomme Hebert.
He was a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder class of 1954 with a Degree in Pharmacy. He was a member of Rho Chi Society, past parish president and member of St. Elizabeth-Seton Catholic Church, Treasurer for Confederation of Associations of Families Acadian, Inc.,(CAFA) and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, The Laredo Dove Hunting Group and The original Camp Rouge Duck Hunting Club.
He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and USNR from 1945-1953. He was employed as a Professional Pharmaceutical Representative for Merck Sharpe & Dohme from 1956 until his retirement in 1991. His passions included the profession of pharmacy, his Cajun Heritage, his extensive geneology research, the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic and last but not least his passion for a beautiful lawn.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Hebert's name to the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, 1317 Jefferson St, Lafayette, La 70501 and Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Suite 200, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503.
The family would like express their gratitude and appreciation for the excellent and professional care he received from Hospice of Acadiana, especially his nurse, Becky, his CNA, Tuwana, Dr. Chastant and many heartfelt thanks to his compassionate and dedicated caregiver Mrs. Mary LeBlanc. The family would also like to thank James Cole, MD, Julian Krawczwk MD, and staff for their care and concern.
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