Paula Daigle

January 12, 1941 ~ March 9, 2011

Paula Daigle, age 70, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at a local hospital.

Born January 12, 1941, to Arthur Lloyd and Dillian Duhon Broussard, she was a native of Jennings and a long time resident of Lake Charles. She was a member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church and a former volunteer there as well as Women and Children's Hospital. Mrs. Daigle loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She also had a great love for her Yorkies. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother, Mickey Broussard, and a sister, Wanda B. Carroll.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Daigle of Lake Charles; two sons, Jay Anthony Daigle of Akron, OH and Mike Daigle and wife, Melissa of Greensboro, NC; a daughter, Kelli Daigle Mouton and husband, Dr. Gerald Mouton of Lake Charles; and five grandchildren, James Hubbard, Brad Mouton, Maegen Higginbotham, Raegen Daigle, and Reese Daigle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings. Father Charles McMillin will officiate. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning on Friday, March 11, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 12, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. A rosary will be led by Father Danny Torres Friday evening at 6 p.m.

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  1. Dear Joe, Jay, Michael, and Kelli, I'm one of Paula's first cousins;my mother,Dot Broussard Fogle, was Lloyd Broussard's sister. I just learned that Paula passed away this morning. Please know that, if I had known, I certainly would have attended the services for her. Although our family always lived in Lafayette, as children, we always celebrated almost every holiday at Grandma Broussard's Cafeteria or at her house! We had delicious meals at Grandma's table, filled with laughter and good fun! One of my most vivid memories at one of those meals when she and Mickey jitterbugged ! They could really dance! You have my sincerest condolences! Love to you all! Emma

  2. Joe, I know that these next days will be hard for you. Know that I will be praying for you and your precious family.You Did a great job of caring for Paula. I am thankful she is no longer suffering. I am glad we had time to share with her at Pat's house and I know she loved being there. I am only a phone call away if you need something.Love You, Your sister Camellia

  3. Joe,I am so glad that we got to be with you and Paula last Monday at Logan's. You were so devoted to her. God bless you and your family.Beverly Terry

  4. Kelli, I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. God will help you get thru this. I'm here if you need me! Love ya!

  5. PRECIOUS PAULAPoem for Paula Broussard Daigle from Alexis Giles Mark We used to talk, we laughed a lot,Together we often devised a plot.We were aging Cajun cousin BFFs,Thats how it was always to be.So happy we spent New Years 2011 together,And so wanted to be able to see her forever. Paula taught me so much as a teen,Told me what to say, how to dress, and how to act.She was a beauty queen, the belle of the ball. Paula fell in love with her Coach Joe Daigle.They married, and started a beautiful family:Jay, Kelli, and Michael were the lucky kids. Then the grands came along: James, Brad, Maegan,Raegan, and Reese. She loved them without reservation.They gave her such joy, happiness, and bragging-ness. To me, she was so wonderful. Full of love and compassion:She wiped my tears with her gentle words.She prayed away my dark clouds. Her strongFaith prayed me through many an ordeal. Paula brought me happiness with her beautiful soul:She whispered me secrets to put out raging fires. The rain of her wisdom would cover me,Ill never forget the wonderful Broussard family:Uncle Lloyd, my Nanny Dillion, Mickey, Wanda, andPrecious Paula.

  6. Rip in peace Paula and may our Lord hold you in the palm of his hand. My prayers and heart go out to Kelli, Michael, Jay,know that your mom is at peace now and not suffering . Love all of you , Aunt Camellia (Rose)

  7. To coach Daigle as we knew him and his family. I am so sorry for your loss. now she is free of pain and in the presence of her Lord. always hold her memories close to your heart. my thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you face these most difficult days ahead.

  8. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.God saw Paula getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around her and whispered come to me. With tearful eyes family watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we all loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.We are deeply saddened by your loss. We will cherish the memories of the times we spent together. We are with you during this time of grief.

  9. Was unable to attend the service but wanted to let ya'll know I enjoyed my visits as her home health nurse four years ago. I was helping her and she was helping me. My husband was terminally ill at the time and Ms. Paula was a blessing. Mike and Melissa -I worked with both of ya'll at Memorial when ya'll first met. I was the nurse on 4T.

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