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Rita Begnaud

October 18, 1920 — June 23, 2017

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, June 26, 2017 in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for Rita Martin Begnaud, 96, who passed away on Friday, June 22, 2017. Deacon Ken Soignier will officiate the ceremony and conduct graveside services. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat Begnaud and Kay Lynn Dugas (Carl), both of Lafayette; two sisters Fay Ross of Newport News, VA and Betty Broussard of Lake Charles; one brother, Fred Martin of Lake Charles; three grandchildren, Kyle, Laurin, and Chase Dugas, all of Lafayette; and two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Cullen Dugas of Lafayette.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Augustin Begnaud; her parents, Lawrence and Allen Martin Sr.; one son, Gerald Begnaud; one brother, Allen Martin Jr.; and one sister, Elsie Mae Theriot.

Rita was a member St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Lafayette. She was also a founding member of LARC (Louisiana Association for Retarded Children) and was a member of the Acadian Village Mothers Club, the St. Elizabeth Seton KC Women's Auxiliary and the St. Elizabeth Seton Pearls.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Dugas, Laurin Dugas, Chase Dugas, Cullen Dugas, Terry Knight, and Carl Dugas.

Special thanks are given to Marie Travis for the loving care and support given to our mother during the last few years of her life.

The family requests that visitation hours be observed on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and resume Monday morning from 8:00 am until time of service. A rosary will be prayed on Sunday at 6:00 pm.

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Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941, 2424 North University Avenue in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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