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Louise Graef Hebert

February 13, 1923 ~ January 8, 2011

Louise Graef Hebert, 87, of Lake Charles, died Saturday, January 8, 2011, in a Lake Charles Care Center.


Mrs. Hebert was born February 13, 1923, in Pine Prairie, La. She attended Bolton High School in Alexandria and met her late husband, Warren Graef in Pineville in 1939 and they were married in 1940. After they moved to Lake Charles, 70 years ago, Mrs. Hebert worked in the Sales Department at Muller's Department Store and later at Bartley Incorporated. She owned and operated The Copper Pot on Hodges St.


Mrs. Hebert was Past Worthy Matron of the Ruth Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and a past president of the Habibi Shrine Auxiliary. She was a membr of St. Luke-Simpson United Methodist Church and a member of the Lydia Bible Study Group. Mrs. Hebert was an Art Instructor and award winning artist.


Mrs. Hebert was an active member of the Krewe of Noblesse.


Her first husband, Warren Graef preceded her in death.


She is survived by her husband, Doug Hebert, Sr., of Lake Charles; two daughters, Carol Kavanagh of Fredericksburg, VA and Janet Wolsefer of Winter Springs, FL; one son, Warren Graef, Jr., of Stafford, TX: one sister Lorraine Deville of Lecompte; nine grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and six great, great grandchildren.


Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 11, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Henry Bowdon, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation is at the funeral home from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Monday and from 9:00 AM until service time on Tuesday.

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  1. Louise and Warren became my parents away from home in the early '70s and sponsored me in the Calcasieu Kennel Club. I am sorry that I could not visit or attend the funeral due to a medical procedure.When I had a pregnant Chihuahua, Louise would keep her during the day while I was teaching. One day when I picked her up, Louise said that she had been restless all day and would probably have the puppies that night. I took her out to the car in her box and drove home. By the time I had gotten home (maybe 10 minutes) she had had the first puppy. Louise said that she thought she had been waiting on me to get home and was not going to have those babies until I was there. Louise was a very special person, and I am sorry that we lost touch during the last few years.


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