Obituary | Patricia Joy Calhoun

Patricia “Patsy” Calhoun of Lake Charles, Louisiana handed peacefully in her house the morning of Saturday, March 11, 2023 surrounded by relatives. Patsy was regarded as Mother, Mimi and Grand-Mimi. She was “the portrait of a true Southern girl.” A gracious hostess, and generally poised in her character-defining pearls and pink lipstick, Patsy was a strongly dedicated Southern lady, trustworthy, devoted and loving to her big spouse and children and Catholic religion.

Patsy was born on December 22, 1934 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to father, Wilmer Joseph Boudreau (1907, Abbeville – 1998, Lake Charles), and mom, Opal Marie Leblanc Boudreau (1908, Erath – 2000, Lake Charles). She and her older brother Robert “Bobby” Joseph Boudreau (1930, Lake Charles – 2010, Lake Charles) equally graduated from Lake Charles Superior University.

Patsy attended Newcomb Higher education in New Orleans in which sh­e examined Elementary Education and learning and joined the Chi Omega sorority. It was there the place she achieved her foreseeable future spouse, Richard “Dick” Wilson Calhoun (1935, Alexandria – 2014, Lake Charles), a Sigma Alpha Epsilon, health-related pupil, and resident of Pediatrics at Tulane University. The couple fell in like and married in 1955. They moved to Lake Charles, in which he opened the Children’s Clinic of Southwest Louisiana, and they lifted a significant, adoring family members of five young children. Patsy was fiercely loyal to her family members, perpetuated the traits and values that were significant to her and stored steady all through her daily life.

She was devoted to Catholicism and served the St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church as a homebound eucharistic minister for the ill. Her physique of get the job done in local community services involved her membership in the Junior League of Lake Charles, the place her volunteer perform led her to Harbor Property for Small children and Briscoe Drug Rehabilitation, President and member of the Calcasieu Parish Healthcare Modern society Auxiliary, State Board of Louisiana Condition Professional medical Auxiliary, and volunteer at the Regina Ceali School.

In addition to her devotion to spouse and children, she identified joy in her lively social existence. She was a founding member of the Krewe of Mystique and in 1997, topped as “Queen Anna XXV.”  She and her spouse loved the “Strawberry Club,” a Tulane reunion group. During their lives, the Calhouns and Boudreaus were passionate enthusiasts of the sporting activities and teachers of Tulane College.

Patsy is survived by her small children: Richard Wilson Calhoun, Jr. (Cindy) of Conroe, Texas, Jennifer Schippel (Donnie +) of Columbus, Mississippi Pamela Alston (Darrell) of Lake Charles, Louisiana Karen Yoder (Phil) of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Nancy Faulkner (David) of Birmingham, Alabama.

Patsy beloved her twelve grandchildren: Kelly, Patricia, Kaitlyn, and Richard Calhoun Holly Harris and Zachary Yoder+ Stephen Kyle and Richard Alston Charles Schippel and David, Wilson and Elizabeth Faulkner. She was blessed with seven good-grandchildren.

The spouse and children would like to thank all the health professionals, nurses, and sitters, mates and family members associated in the caregiving for Patsy. Of particular observe they would like to thank Dr. Susan Ieyoub, Dr. Chris Thompson, Dr. Jonathon Perkins, and are grateful to Ann Dugar her friend and caregiver of several generations, and Amedisys for their devoted treatment of Patsy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 in St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.  Msgrs. Jace Eskind and Harry Greig will concelebrate.  Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery underneath the way of Johnson Funeral Dwelling of Lake Charles.  Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday morning from 9:30 AM until finally 11:00 AM.