Mrs. Janet Alpha Blanco

March 16, 1933 — June 2, 2013

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Patterson for Mrs. Janet Alpha Blanco, 80, a native of Patterson and a resident of Ricohoc for the past 17 years, who passed away at 4:37 a.m. Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Teche Regional Medical Center.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the church. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Rev. Clyde Crappell will officiate the service.

Mrs. Janet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who was very devoted to her family. She helped take care of her grandchildren while her children worked as well as friends when they were sick. In her later years, being confined to her home due to her failing vision, she greatly enjoyed talking on the phone with her family and friends.

Survivors include four children, Julie Anna Blanco Sauce and her husband, Darcy, Dewayne Paul Blanco and his wife, Maria, Stephanie Marie Blanco Dupré and her husband, Myron, and Monica Faye Blanco Blanchard and her husband, Gary; two sisters, Maxine Alpha Walker and her husband, Don, and Marlene Alpha Daigle; 16 grandchildren, Rebekah Sauce Alpha and her husband, Mike, Matthew Sauce and his wife, Erin Tayle, Jeremy Sauce, Brian Blanco and his wife, Laura, Philip Blanco, Nina Sorbet Goodwin and her husband, Don, Micah Sorbet, Alexander Blanco and his wife, Desiree, Benjamin Blanco, Mary Blanco, Joseph Blanco, Brad Dupré and his wife, Julie Stelly, Brett Dupré and his wife, Kristina Falgoust, Eric Blanchard and his wife, Jessica Reason, Stephen Blanchard, and Sarah Blanchard; 17 great-grandchildren, Seth Alpha, Tristan, Crislin and Bruce Sauce, Isabella Blanco, Bishop Campbell, Donald “DJ”, Courtney, Yvonne and Richard Goodwin, Sidney Demet, Rorey, Riley, Noel and Gabriel Blanco, and Devery and Abigail Blanchard; as well as another great-grandchild to be born soon, Violet Dupré.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard William Blanco; her parents, Pinckney Davis Alpha and Julia Trellue Alpha; three brothers, Robert Ray Alpha, Brian Davis Alpha and George Pinckney Alpha; and two sisters, Elaine Alpha Watson and Frances Alpha Hammond.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, LA 70392, 985-395-7873.

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