Ethel Louise Porche

August 1, 1928 ~ January 6, 2011

Ethel Louise Porche, 82, of Lake Charles died at 7:40 PM on Thursday, January 6, 2011 in a local care facility.

Mrs. Porche was born in Jeanerette, LA on August 1, 1928 and lived in Lake Charles since 1960. She was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Jeanerette, LA. Mrs. Porche became a dental assistant and worked under Dr. James I. Hinton and Dr. R. Roy Vaughan. She was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church.

She enjoyed gardening, camping, and reading. She was known by her family and friends for her delicious pralines and cakes baked with love.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Michael Glenn Porche of Palm Harbor, FL; two daughters, Faye Anne Porche of Amargosa Valley, NV and Peggy Reddoch of Lake Charles; a brother, Frank Hebert of Lindsay, TX; eight grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Florence Hebert; husband, Henry Porche; a brother, Emile Joseph Hebert; and a sister, Betty Jo Viator.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, January 10, 2011 at St. Margaret Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph Jessings will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM with a rosary being recited at 6:30 PM. Visitation will continue on Monday from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Louisiana Chapter State Headquarters, 3717 Government St., Suite 7, Alexandria, LA 71302.

The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to The Guardian House and Odyssey Hospice for excellent care and compassion.

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  1. Dear Faye, Peggy, Mike, Tommy, Vanessa and William: We are so very sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Ethel. Her kindness, sense of humor, and love for her family and friends was very apparent to all who knew and loved her. She and Uncle Will were always there for my family when we were growing up and then again when Dad was so ill. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all of you . . . Celia, Larry, Chris, Brad and Josh Andrus

  2. Dino family,Please accept our deepest condolences. Your mom was such a pretty lady. You will all be in our prayers.Brenda Johnny

  3. Peggy,I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and in the coming days. All our love,David Kay LeJeune

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