Lenwood J. Gaudet

November 13, 1937 — September 21, 2013

Lenwood J. Gaudet, 75, a resident of Amelia, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Lenwood was born on Nov. 13, 1937, in Bayou Chene, the son of Gilday Gaudet Sr. and Ella Mae Dupre Gaudet.

Lenwood loved being in the outdoors shrimping, crabbing, crawfishing and fishing. He worked for McDermott for 27 years and was also a bee keeper for many years. He was a parishioner of St. Andrew Catholic Church and was one of the first Eucharistic Ministers there. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Lula Mae Abshire Gaudet of Amelia; one daughter, Darlene Gaudet Monceaux of Patterson; two sons, Mark Gaudet and fiancée, Pamela Guthrie, of Baton Rouge, and Joseph Gaudet and fiancée, Luanne Siqueira, of Amelia; and 17 grandchildren, Brandon Monceaux, Amanda Monceaux Yellott, Ryan Gaudet and wife Claire, Derrin Gaudet, Anne Marie Payne, Daniel Payne, Celine Payne, Seth Payne, Noah Payne, Mary Gaudet, Aaron Gaudet Jr. and wife Danielle, Andrew Gaudet and wife Angel, Victoria Gaudet, Alexa Gaudet, Gabriella Gaudet, Sophia Siqueira Gaudet and Trent Harrington. Lenwood is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren, Emily Romero, Cody Romero, Philomena Gaudet, Isabella Gaudet, Frederick Gaudet, Martin Gaudet, Gannon Gaudet, Gabriel Gaudet, Valerie Gaudet, Julie Gaudet, Aaron Gaudet III, Andrew Gaudet Jr., Ava Grace Gaudet, Jaylee Harrington, Branton Harrington and Alaina Harrington; one brother, Gilday Gaudet Jr. of Bayou L’Ourse; and one sister, Eva Mae Ohmer of Chauvin.

Lenwood was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Lynn Gaudet and Aaron Gaudet Sr.; one great-grandson, Lynn Paul Joseph Gaudet; one brother, Julius Gaudet Sr.; and a brother-in-law, George Ohmer Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Twin City Funeral Home with a rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume from 8 a.m. until Mass time Thursday at the church. Burial will follow Mass in St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery.

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