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Evangeline "Cookie" Farris Boullion

February 6, 1946 ~ November 2, 2023

It is with a heavy, but joyous and grateful heart that our family announces the passing of our beautiful mother, grandmother, friend, and wife—Evangeline “Cookie” Farris Boullion. She passed away peacefully at home on All Souls Day, surrounded with love, tenderness, graciousness, and appreciation for everything she brought into this world, and the legacy and passion for life and family she leaves behind.

Evangeline was born on February 6, 1946 in Lake Charles to Michael Emile Farris and Elizabeth “Betty” Lekos Farris. She was their firstborn, and immediately acquired the nickname “Cookie” from the delivery nurse because of all her dark hair. Her Greek and Lebanese heritage shaped who she was. From her vivacious and opinionated personality, to her elegant and graceful presence, she enjoyed social events, family celebrations, Christmas, and of course good food and grocery shopping.

Cookie met the love of her life at the left-field fence of an American Legion ballgame—Kenneth “Kenny” Boullion. They have been married for 52 years, and he was holding her hand and whispering “I Love You” until her last breath. Kenny supported her private battles with cancer over a span of fortyfive years with compassion, selflessness, tenderness, and afternoon drives. She fought valiantly to overcome different cancers throughout her lifetime and was strong-willed until the very end.

She graduated from LaGrange High School in 1964. She worked at Henry Avner Accounting, Lake Charles Electric, American Travel, and retired from Globetrek Travel after 25 years. She enjoyed helping others plan their dream trips, and especially traveling with Kenny. She loved fall foliage, covered bridges, the Greek Isles, Paris, and camping trips to Fort Wilderness. She cheered on the McNeese Cowboys and TCU Horned Frogs.

She was embraced in Heaven by her parents and sister Kathy Cook.

Her family legacy carries on with Kenny; son Todd Boullion and wife Tori of Austin; daughter Hollie Miller and husband Travis of San Antonio; grandkids Chloe, Cade and Logan; and her beloved ShihTzu Zoe.

A Burial Mass will be celebrated 11:00AM Monday, November 6, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2700 Maplewood Dr., Sulphur, LA. Father Tim Goodly will serve as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Visitation will be from 4:00PM until 8:00PM on Sunday evening, November 5, with a rosary recited at 6:00PM.

We thank all of her friends, extended family, colleagues, and healthcare workers for always supporting her with care, love, and laughs throughout her life. She loves you all.

Services

Visitation: Sunday, November 5, 2023
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Rosary: Sunday, November 5, 2023
6:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, November 6, 2023
11:00 am

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
2700 Maplewood Dr.
Sulphur, LA 70663


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  1. Cookie truly loved her family and friends! So many fond memories we shared I will always cherish! She fought hard and still spoke so postive! Praying for all the family

    • Candle 1Dianne Vincent
      Cooke was a wonderful friend. She will be missed. So glad we got to know her. Many great visits with her and Kenny. Thanks for all the food!
      Rest in Peace Dear Friend.

  2. I worked with Cookie for many years in travel, and she became a friend to me and my family. We kept in touch over the years, even when I moved out of state, she would message me to check on us. She was a joy to be around, always smiling, and always caring for others. I am saddened by this news for Kenny and her family. I am lucky to have known her and call her a friend. Sending love and prayers to all.

  3. We shared many wonderful times with Cookie & Kenny beginning when our children were in Maplewood school together. Cookie was always smiling, laughing, and sharing great food with us. We will miss her very much.

  4. I am sorry to hear this! Cookie was such a great lady! I know her family with miss her!! Prayers for all..

  5. What precious and cherished memories we have with Cookie. We laughed a lot and enjoyed our times together. She always says we were “her favorite Venissat’s” and she was always “our favorite Cookie”! Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Kenny, Todd, Hollie and her precious grandchildren and family.

  6. Candle 4Cookie was The Best and one of a kind ♥️. Her smile always lit up the room. My heart and prayers are with her family. Heaven definitely gained a very special angel. Love you Cookles!

  7. What a dear friend Cookie was to us these past few years. Kenny we had known for years. They shared so much with us and we are grateful for their trust in us. Our prayers and blessings for the entire family. We are heartbroken that we are unable to be at her services. Kenny, we will contact you when we return to Lake Charles.

  8. Cookie was a dear friend. She had the most beautiful smile , enjoyed just visiting and talking with her and Kenny.. She will truly be missed .
    Love you Cookie and thank you for being a friend.
    Prayers go out to her family

  9. Candle 1My heart is broken for everyone who knew cookie. She was precious in every way, attentive to her husband and family, and was a person who loved everybody. She will be missed dearly; I want them to know I love them all as I loved cookie. I’ll be praying for y’all. Each one of y’all are is in my heart.

    • We are so sorry for your loss. Cookie was a wonderful person and a friend to whom ever she met. We are praying for you and the whole family. Love y’all and prayers sent to you. 🙏🙏❤️

  10. Kenny and family
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Cookie. Cookie was a true Southern Lady with a smile for all she met.
    GDAP 🇺🇸🙏🏻✝️🛐

  11. I am very saddened by the loss of another high school classmate. Cookie was always pleasant with that big beautiful smile! We also attended catechism together at St. Henry’s. Sincerest sympathy in your family’s loss. I am sorry that I am not able to physically be there to express my condolences. May God be near to you now, & hold you close. With love, Doris Richard Marcantel

  12. Mrs. Cookie was the sweetest and most welcoming person you could ever meet. I consider myself lucky to have been graced with her presence and will miss her terribly. While I sit here in my thoughts, I can only feel the most incredible since of pride for her family, knowing the mark she has left upon the world. She was and is all that anyone could aspire to be. I love you Cookie and I am so proud to have had the privilege of knowing you.

  13. Candle 1Remembering your sweet smile and beautiful laughter as you enter into the presence of our Lord Jesus, where there is no more pain and perfect peace🙏🏻♥️


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