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Frances Venable Benoit

April 13, 1918 — April 21, 2012

Survivors include three daughters, Eva Dell Bower Baudoin and husband Tite of Lafayette, LA; Earline Bower Christ of Hamshire, TX; Linda Bower LeJeune of Scott, LA; three sons, Gerald Bower and wife Annette of Baton Rouge, LA; John Bower and wife Alix of Lafayette, LA; Jerry Bower and wife Nancy of Scott, LA; Keith Bower of Lake Charles, LA; one stepdaughter, Verna Mae Oliver and husband E.J; one stepson, Nolan Benoit and wife Mandell of Carencro, LA; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Munroe Venable and Electa Begnaud, her first husband Edward Bower, her second husband Vianny Benoit, her son-in-law R.B. Christ Jr., two grandchildren, Robyn Lynne and Christopher Bower; three sisters, Amy Ford, Josie Boudreaux, and Rita Gannard; and six brothers, Tilbon, Merlin, Alvin, Ray, Earl, and Euwell Venable.

Frances was born April 13, 1918 in Bristol, LA. She lived in Lafayette, LA for 83 years, and was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, playing games, dancing, and quilting.

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