(Orange, Texas)


November 12, 2012

Louise “Jean” Courmier

ORANGE — Louise “Jean” Courmier, 82, lifelong resident of Vinton passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday November 15, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vinton. Officiating will be Father Marion Susil Fernando. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Courmier was born in Beaumont on September 17, 1930 to Thomas Warren and Willie Mae (Christian) Redman. She worked as a bank teller at the First City Bank in Orange for 23 years.  She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She will be remembered for her handmade beautiful quilts, homemade baked rolls and her leadership for many years in the Calcasieu Parish 4-H Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Raymond “Sonny” Wilfer, Jr. and Emery “Cowboy” Courmier and son, Emery “Duke” Courmier, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Roxana Shell and husband, Doug of Lake Charles; son, Randy Owen Wilfer, Sr. and wife, Debbie of Lake Charles; daughter, Wanda Jean Vincent and husband, Calvin of Vinton; son, Kelly Joe Courmier of Sulphur and daughter, Mollie Sue Broussard of Carylss. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Shannon Bertrand, Stephen Laughlin, Jacob White, Randy Wilfer, Jr., Dena Chesson, Duke Wilfer, Stephanie Wilfer, Alicia Fontenot, Michael Vincent, Blake Vincent, Lynsie Courmier, Tyler Joe Courmier and Timothy “T.J.” Broussard; 19 great grandchildren and half-sister, Plum Vincent.

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