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 Anna Belle Hernandez “Bella” <I>Prejean</I> Altemus

Anna Belle Hernandez “Bella” Prejean Altemus

Cankton, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 29 Apr 2011 (aged 85)
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 69170848 · View Source
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Anna Belle "Bella" Prejean Hernandez Altemus
(March 3, 1926 - April 29, 2011)

Daughter of
Louis Prejean
Elive Comeaux Prejean

Preceeded in Death by her Former Husband
John Allen " Bod" Hernandez

Widow of her Second Marriage to
Murphy Altemus

Mother of
Danny Hernandez
Judy Sensat
Maria Duhon
Yvonne Johnson

Step Mother of
Cynthia Day
Lydia Aucoin
Donald Altemus
Jackie Brewer

Alex Prejean

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 2, 2011 at a 1:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro for Anna Belle Altemus, age 85, the former Anna Belle Prejean, who passed away Friday, April 29, 2011 at her residence in Lafayette.
Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette, the Rev. Allen Breaux, associate pastor of St. Theresa/Benedict Church will officiate at the services.

Ms. Altemus was a native of Cankton and a resident of Lafayette for many years. She retired from Lafayette General Medical Center with 27 years service and Southwest Medical Center with 8 years. Ms. Altemus was a member of CFMA and Exxon Annuity Club.

Survivors include one son, Danny Hernandez and his wife, Peggy M., of Carencro; three daughters, Judy Sensat and her companion, John Stelly, of Lafayette, Maria Duhon and her husband, Charles, of Lafayette and Yvonne Johnson and her husband, Kelly, of Carencro; two step daughters, Cynthia Day and Lydia Aucoin both of Baton Rouge; one sister-in-law, Leola Breaux of Scott; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three nieces; and her dog and faithful companion, Maggie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Murphy Altemus; her former husband John Allen " Bod" Hernandez; her parents, Louis Prejean and the former Elive Comeaux, both natives of Cankton; one brother, Alex Prejean; one sister-in-law, Grace S. Prejean; one step son, Donald Altemus; and one step daughter, Jackie Brewer.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro, Louisiana 4615 North University Avenue was in charge of arrangements

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  • Created by: Kathy S. Savoie
  • Added: 30 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69170848
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Belle Hernandez “Bella” Prejean Altemus (3 Mar 1926–29 Apr 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69170848, citing Greenlawn Memorial Park, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Kathy S. Savoie (contributor 47333179) .