Laura “Granny” Guilbeaux

Published 1:16 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Laura “Granny” Guilbeaux, 85, of Orange, Texas, passed away on August 18, 2015, at The Meadows in Orange.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, August 20, 2015, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm-9:00pm, with a Rosary at 7:00pm, Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Kaplan, Louisiana, on May 26, 1930, she was the daughter of Nestar Richard and Alida Vincent. Laura was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and a former member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She loved to read, travel, and listen to music. She loved the Dallas Cowboys, but family was the most important thing to her. Laura’s family even helped her mark off wishes on her bucket list.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tee Guilbeaux; sister, Andy Clark; and eight brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Dean Wiegand and husband Dan, Marlene Courmier and husband, Alan, Michael Guilbeaux and wife, Patti, Sheryl Myers and husband, Curley, and Brian Guilbeaux and wife, Debbie, all of Orange, Texas; grandchildren, Amber Vansa, Ashlee Beard, Brad Wiegand, Brett Guilbeaux, Cody Courmier, Corey Guilbeaux, and Matthew Courmier; great-grandchildren, Westin Wiegand, Darren Vansa, Eli Guilbeaux, Lily Courmier, Cali Courmier, Addison Beard, Ean Guilbeaux, and Jareth Wiegand; sister, Ella-Jean Bertrand, of Kaplan, Louisiana; sisters-in-law, Carmen Guilbeaux, of Lafayette, Louisiana, Winnie Trahan, of Conroe, Texas, Shirley Apple, of Kaplan, Louisiana, and Avita Richard, of Sulphur, Louisiana.

Serving as pallbearers will be Matt Courmier, Cody Courmier, Brett Guilbeaux, Brad Wiegand, John Ognoski, and Steve Beard. Honorary pallbearers will be Corey Guilbeaux and Dennis Vansa.