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Neva Tremie Young Veron

November 22, 1930 ~ July 7, 2024

Neva Tremie Young Veron was born on November 22, 1930, to Sidney and Marie Tremie.  After graduating from Ville Platte High in 1947, she began her nursing career as a Nurse Aide at Ardoin Sanitarium.  From 1948 -1950 she earned her LPN certificate in Ville Platte. After meeting and marrying Allen Young, they moved to Opelousas and then to Cameron, LA with their two young girls.  In Cameron she worked Private Duty until June 25, 1957, when Hurricane Audrey struck. Their world changed.

She then began her second phase of nursing.  St. Patrick Hospital became her new home. She started in 1957 as an LPN but by 1981 had earned her degree as an RN while raising two additional girls. She worked at St. Pat’s until she retired as head nurse in 1992.  She retired after 35 yrs, but that was not the end of her nursing career.

For the next 7 years she was a classroom instructor for the LPN program at SOWELA Technical College.  She then went on to teach students in the CNA program at Louisiana Community Medical College.

To say our mom loved her nursing career is an understatement.  She could not give up her alcohol wipes, thermometers, and blood pressure monitors.  Her last adventure was volunteering her nursing skills at the Calcasieu Community Center.  Her love of nursing was evident in her everyday life.  She enjoyed running into her former students and catching up with their lives.  We girls were always amazed at how many lives our mother had touched through her nursing career.

Mom enjoyed visiting with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and  great, great grandchild.  She was a charter member of the ACTS group at Our Lady Queen of Heaven.  She was a member of the Pioneer Club and enjoyed going to Bingo with her friends.  She was also a member of Le Bon Temp, Tempo, and Merry Mates dance clubs. She enjoyed dancing her entire life and especially treasured dancing with her brother James.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin “Allen” Young, and her second husband Louis Veron; her parents, Sidney and Marie (Soileau) Tremie; her sister Helen Tremie Manuel and her brother James Tremie.

Those left to cherish her memory are her four daughters: Peggy (Dennis) Cormier of Spring, TX; Jenny (Keith) Bertrand of Lafayette; Laura (Matt) Pitre of Beaumont, TX; and Catherine (Tony) Aguillard of Moss Bluff and one sister-in-law Elsie Tremie.  Remembering her with love are her nine grandchildren: Ami Dixon, Brad Bertrand, Jeff Bertrand, Harley Hebert, Chase Aguillard, Logan Pitre, Allison Aguillard Bellue, Spencer Pitre, and Austin Aguillard, along with nine great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 11th, 2024, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven in Lake Charles. Father Josh Page will officiate. Interment services will follow at Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home from 10:00 A.M until the time of service at Our Lady Queen of Heaven. At 12:30 P.M.  A ceremony by the Nurses Honor Guard will begin, and a recitation of the rosary will begin at 1:00P.M.

 

 

Services

Visitation: Thursday, July 11, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Nurse Funeral Honors: Thursday, July 11, 2024
12:30 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Rosary: Thursday, July 11, 2024
1:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605


Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, July 11, 2024
2:00 pm

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church
3939 Lake St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605


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  1. Candle 4Thank you Mrs. Neva for teaching me valuable knowledge and skills. You will always be remembered.
    Your LPN student, Christina Ceasar-Anderson

  2. Candle 1You will truly be miss. Tks for all the laughters & conversations we had. God placed you in the path of my life for soo many different reasons & I’m truly
    grateful 🙏 🥲 .

  3. Candle 3Dear Peggy,

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mom. She was a wonderful caring nurse and an amazing Mom. It’s so difficult to lose a mom. My sympathy and prayers .

  4. Candle 1I was going b the McNeese 1981 nursing graduating class with Neva. I have fond memories of her and so admired her knowledge and genuine friendship during that time. My prayers are with you all.

    • Cindy, Thank you for your prayers and thank you for the sweet comments about our mom. She loved being a nurse. The Louisiana Nurse Honor Guard gave a beautiful tribute to Mom. I am trying to spread the word so every nurse will know this is available to them.

  5. Jenny,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sending prayers for strength and comfort for you and your family. May perpetual light shine upon her.
    Diane Berry Murphy

    • Thank you for your prayers Diane. It is very hard losing a parent or a sibling. I did not hear about Karen’s death until a while after. I loved working at Grants with her. We became close and she was a bridesmaid in my wedding. I was saddened when I heard the news.

  6. Candle 4I met Ms. Neva when I started working at Villa Maria and her sister Ms. Helen I will truly miss Ms. Neva😢 sending her family my condolences and prayers 🙌🏽💔❤️😇🕊

  7. Candle 4From going to your house as a little girl to seeing you at the hospital as I became an RN, you’ll be missed. So many great memories through the years!

    • Thank you Natasha. I remember seeing you around often when I would go to LC. The flowers you sent to her were beautiful. As you know, Mom loved being a nurse and loved the people with whom she worked. The Louisiana Nurse Honor Guard gave a beautiful tribute to Mom. I am trying to spread the word. so every nurse will know this is available to them.

  8. Candle 1With sadness, I learned of Neva’s passing. To me, she remains a shining example of what a nurse should be. My path crossed with hers more than forty years ago, when as a young nurse graduate, she was a mentor and inspiration to me in the early years of my career. Her uniform was always crisp and she was perfectly groomed. Her nursing skills were impeccable! I deeply admired her.
    I moved away from Louisiana many years ago, but when a family member asked me if this obituary was someone I knew, memories flooded my mind.
    Rest in peace, Neva. I will remember you….
    Becky Hoffpauir

    • Becky, Thank you for the sweet comments about Mom. She loved being a nurse. The Louisiana Honor Guard gave a beautiful tribute to Mom. I am trying to spread the word so every nurse will know this is available to them.

  9. Candle 2My heart sank upon seeing your face in the obits, Ms Neva. At Sowela, you were so wonderful in your teachings, skills, & assisting all when needed. My LPN license was a completion more than you know, & you were a part of it. After completion of my LPN, I always looked forward to seeing you in our continuous daily lives … Each time you greeted me with such openness & wonderful smiles. Those days may be over for now, but I look forward to seeing you again with open arms above. I will miss you Ms Neva, thank you for being there for me.
    Charles L Roberts

    • Charles, thank you for the sweet comments about our mom. We know how much she loved being a nurse and we always loved seeing her in her uniform. You have given us a picture of mom’s work ethics that we were never able to see. The Louisiana Nurse Honor Guard gave a beautiful tribute to Mom. I am trying to spread the word so every nurse will know this is available to them.

  10. Candle 1I’m so sorry for your loss. If there’s anything I can do, please let me know. I will be praying for you and your family.

  11. Candle 2May a candle always remind you of the light that your mom brought into the lives of so many. She clearly was an inspiration for so many and touched so many lives.

  12. Candle 4Dear Jenny and your whole family, my heart is with you all. Eternal rest and peace for Miss Neva.♡

    • Thank you Geri. I had not seen these notes before today. Yours as well as the others were very heart warming to read. ❤️


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