Helen Conner Peloquin

September 28, 1922 ~ October 3, 2011

Helen Conner Peloquin, 89, of Lake Charles, entered this world, September 28, 1922 and entered into eternal rest, October 3, 2011.

Helen was known as "Pelly" by her family and friends. She was born at her home in Lake Arthur and later moved to Lake Charles where she married Maxie Peloquin (deceased) on November 26, 1939. Together they had 5 children, Velma (Peloquin) Schaferling, Ray Peloquin, Bonnie (Peloquin) Valenzuela, Johnathon Abra Peloquin, and Gary Max Peloquin. She had 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren and her sweet grand dog, Annie.

She is survived by her brother Earl Lee Conner, sister, Marie (Conner) Bowles.

She is preceded in death by her parents Abra and Theresa Conner, her brothers, Ivan, Albert, Adam, Allen, Harry and Paul Conner as well as her sisters, Alice Guidry and Anna Belle Davis.

Helen was a full-time home maker and devoted mother and grandmother. She resided at 901 16th Street in Lake Charles and was a parishioner of St. Margaret Catholic Church from 1946 to the day the Lord called her home. She will be remembered in all of our hearts as mother, grandmother and devoted baby sitter to many little ones.

May God bless and welcome her to her heavenly home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 6, 2011 in St. Margaret Catholic Church. Father Whitney Miller will officiate. Interment will follow in Lacassine Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation Wednesday will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM with a rosary beginning at 7:00 PM. Visitation Thursday will be from 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM in the funeral home.

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  1. Aunt Helen will always have a special place in my heart. Her laugh and smile were contagious. We would come down to visit and Aunt Helen was always so excited to see us and us her. When I got older, she would take me with her to the Bingo Hall and I thought that was so cool. Wish we could be there to celebrate Aunt Helen's blessed life with everyone. The gates of heaven opened up and Aunt Helen was greeted by lots of love from Uncle Maxie, MaMa PaPa, all the brothers and sisters, friends and so on. To know Aunt Helen was to love her. Love and hugs! God Bless you all.

  2. Bonnie and family, I am sorry for your loss. I know it may not be of any consolation right now, but just remember that she is no longer suffering. Hold on to your memories, she will forever live in your hearts. She was such a sweet and funny person.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. I have fond memories of Ms. Pelly as she was known to everyone. I grew up a few houses from her. one thing i remember about Ms. Pelly is that she was always so well dressed. a very classy lady i might add. she was so sweet. she will be missed by all who knew her. heaven has gained another angel. my prayers and thoughts are with the family at this most difficult time in your lives.

  4. I have very fond memories of Ms. Pelly. She lived across the street from my grandparents (Beam's) and she babysat for my brother and I along with other children. I can still remember what the house looked like and remember playing in the back yard, I remember there were alot of treets and remember her watching Days of our lives funny how you remember those things. I hadn't seen her an many years and regret now not stopping by. My prayers are with the family at this time. God Bless!

  5. I lived across the street from your mom for many years on 16th St. (I was Linda Easton before I married.) I have many fond memories of her. Even though you will miss her because it seems that she is not here, she would want you to remember that she is with you always.

  6. MawMaw,I miss you so much! I know that you are no longer in any pain and you are up there in heaven with PawPaw and all your brothers and sisters eating gumbo and having fun! We love and miss you terribly! We will meet again! Love you!!!!

  7. Mrs. BonnieMay God wrap his arms around you and give you the strength and comfort to help you cope with the loss of your mother. I remember I actually met her before I met you. She was at your house the morning you all move to the neighborhood and she actually bet you and Pete to the house. I remember we spoke in the back yard next to the orange trees, and I was so excited because I thought she was the one actually moving into the house behind us. Even though she wasn't the one moving in, we still ended up with some pretty awesome neighbors. Love You allDavid, Patricia, Adrienne, Kaitlynn, Morganne LeBlanc

  8. To the Peloquin/Schaferling family. I am sorry for your loss. I remember the year I went to Lake Charles for Thanksgiving. I remember a ride in someone's convertible(Gary?). Mostly I remember the great food (shrimp rice dressing-yum) and laughter and smiles. Everyone enjoyed their family time and it got pretty boisterous. God Bless. Love, Julie Christ Gurley

  9. What a great loss to the family and everyone that knew Helen. Helen was a great Sister among many other titles this great lady held. Wish we could be there to share this time of sorrow with all of you. We are praying for you all and loving you from afar. Love from Illinois.

  10. Would like to extend my most sincere condolence's to you guys at your time of loss. Helen was always a very loving and kind woman and i feel as if i am losing a member of my own family. I still feel like i am a part of the family and just want you guys to know that i am so sorry that this has happened.

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