Melba LeMaire Trahan

Melba LeMaire Trahan

August 29, 1915 — February 17, 2014
A Mass of Christian burial for Ms. Melba LeMaire Trahan will be celebrated Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson. She will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Patterson. The Rev. Herb Bennerfield will officiate the services.
A gathering of family and friends will be held today, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson from 6 to 9 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 6:30 p.m. Visiting will continue Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
Ms. Melba, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and aunt, was a native of Kaplan and a longtime resident of Patterson, who passed away at 9:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Houma at the age of 98. A green-thumb gardener, she loved planting and tending to her flowers. She also had a love of traveling and reading, and was a longtime, loyal member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson.
She is survived by one son, Murray Dean Trahan and his wife, Socorro; five grandchildren, Irvin, Carroll, Troy, Dion and Bianca; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; as well as a niece, Diane LeMaire Matherne, whom she raised from a young age; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Phillip Trahan; four children, Sybil Jean Trahan, Calvin Trahan, Marion Trahan and Carroll Trahan; her parents, Fareal and Clara Dartez LeMaire; nine siblings, Xavier, Amber, Eunice, Earl, Ernest, Andy “Blanche,” Canby, Freddy “Black,” and Paul Fareal; and a niece, Audrey Mae LeMaire Colbert, whom she also raised from a young age.
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 St., Patterson, LA 70392; phone, 985-395-7873.

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