Mary Anne Day

June 23, 1931 ~ September 3, 2016

Mary Anne Westerman Day, 85, of Lake Charles, LA, died at 4:20 PM on Saturday, September 3, 2016 in a local care facility, surrounded by her family.


Mrs. Day was born June 23, 1931 in Hope, AR and shortly after graduating from Beaumont High School she settled down in Lake Charles. Her passion in child care began early on as a teacher at University Methodist Church. Throughout the years, it continued as she served as the founder and director for A Child’s World Day Care. She would also work intermittently for the family business, Day’s Café. She was active in several political campaigns throughout the years, including Richard Ieyoub and Ed Watson. Mrs. Day was a member of LACUS (Louisiana Association of Children Under Six), where she served as an officer for many years. When her children were younger, she always volunteered and helped with their various activities. She was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and served as a past director for the pre-school department. Mrs. Day was an avid reader, enjoyed painting, and was an amazing cook. She also enjoyed entertaining, but her true joy came from her family and her grandchildren.


Mrs. Day is survived by her husband of sixty-six years, Bill Day; children, William E. Day, II and wife Becky of League City, TX, Beckie Price of Lake Charles, Laura Waldmeier of Westlake, LA, Robert Paul Day and wife Melissa of Blue Ridge, GA, and Carol Day of Lake Charles; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Janie and Harry Edward Westerman; sister, Charlotte Pilkerton and husband Joe; brother, Harry Westerman, Jr.; and son-in-law, Keith Waldmeier.


Her funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Steve James will officiate. Burial will follow in Prien Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and continue on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.


The family would like to express a special word of thanks to the staff and caregivers at Grand Cove and the Guardian House for the excellent care given.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Day family. She was a sweet lady. I remember seeing her when I was growing up when we ate at the cafe. She was always smiling.

  2. I am truly saddened by the death of my dear friend Mary Ann. I'll never forget how hard she worked in my political campaigns. She was a dedicated and positive force who kept up our spirits even during the darkest times of the campaign. Her deep faith was always evident. I know she is now in Paradise.

  3. I was privileged to work with Mrs. Day at Calcasieu Academy in the early 70's. She was a force to be reckoned with… I was a newbie, and greatly appreciated her input. I am sure, to Her Family, she will always be missed. God Bless You and Keep You in these times.

  4. Please accept our condolences extended to the Day family in this time of loss, and, also know that we offer prayers of peace for all you and your families.

  5. Prayers for he entire family. Mrs Mary Anne was an incredible lady. Remember her fondly from Sunday school. &128591;

  6. Praying for the family. Our Lord has chosen to take one of His saints home. Those of us left behind miss her and look forward to being together again.

  7. To my dearest Laura and Family, You were always there for me, know i am with you and your mom and dad in prayer! Cling to the wonderful memories you have of her! and look for those pennies from heaven-I have found my peace and pennies from heaven keep coming down…it's lovely! Love you forever, Sherry and Cameron

  8. To the DAY Family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Mrs. DAY. May the memories you shared with your loved one remain close to your heart. Life bring smiles, tears, and memories. Someday the tears will dry, and the smiles will fade, but the memories will live on forever. Then the memory becomes a treasure. Hold on to those treasures of your loved one, they will help you during these difficult time. May God's word sustain you, surround you, and give you strength. ( Revelation 21 : 3, 4 )

  9. Bill: I'm so sorry for your loss and that I could not be with you and your family at this time. I'm sure that my Mom and Dad have already taken Mary by the hand to comfort her. She will be greatly missed by everyone who ever met her!

  10. Dear Bob, Although words can not begin to ease the sorrow of your loss, please know that you are in our prayers…LCHS Class of 1975.

  11. Mr. Bill So sorry about Mrs. Day. I enjoyed taking care of her when I worked at the Guardian. May God give you peace in this difficult time.

  12. Becky, I'm very sorry to hear of you and your family's loss. I will remember you in my prayers. Love, Susan McComic

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