Obituaries

Karen Marie Walch Trebucq

Karen Marie Walch Trebucq

Karen Marie Walch Trebucq peacefully drifted into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 23, 2020 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, surrounded by her family, at the age of 68. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Charles Walch, Jr. and Miriam Vanney Walch, her stepmother, Lorriane Walch, by her soulmate, her husband August “Gus” Trebucq, Sr., her sister Connie Walch, her stepsister, Della Ray (the late Walker), father-in-law, Henry P. Trebucq, mother-in-law, Lillian Lais Trebucq, her sister-in-law, Mary Ann Trebucq and brothers in law, Tommy Trebucq (the late Valerie) and Raymond Trebucq who nick named her Toots and who she was an earthly mother to. She is survived by her loving children, Melissa T. Spencer (Troy) and August “Augie” Trebucq Jr. (Geraldine), her stepchildren Cheryl Schultheis, Jennifer Lehrmann, and Troy Trebucq, her siblings, Ronnie Walch, Charlene Sprunk, Patsy Courtade (Don), Mary Gaussiran, Chris Toups (Benjy), her stepsister, Barbara Thibodeaux (the late Richie), her grandchildren, Emily Zulli (Kenneth), Bryce, Brodie and Levi Spencer, August “Lil Augie” Trebucq III, Shelby and Wilson Schulthies, Kristen Vincent and Peyton Lehrmann, her great grandchild Sophia Schulthies as well as her two godchildren, Maxi Gaussiran Earnest and Brooke Elizabeth Morgan. She also leaves behind many nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces, many cousins and plenty of friends. Karen was also a fur Maw Maw to Henry and Rocky who she referred to as her grand dogs. Karen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 28, 1952 and resided in St. Bernard Parish. She graduated from Andrew Jackson high school and then fulfilled a dream of hers by going to cosmetology school. In her early career life, she worked at Charles and Trebucq Beauty Salon where she met the love of her life, Gus. They were happily married for 41 years and are now reunited in heaven. Karen pursued a career with the St. Bernard Parish Police Jury in the Accounting and Payroll Department. She later used that experience to pursue a career with the Louisiana Workforce Commission where she eventually retired from in 2017, however, because of her expertise, she was rehired in 2019 as a “Technical Specialist”. She maintained her cosmetology license which allowed her to continue to give her nieces, nephews, family and friends the 1980s haircuts she is remembered for. It was not an Aunt Kay haircut without a nicked ear. After hurricane Katrina, Karen relocated to Ponchatoula and became a member of the Crossgate Church of Robert. She was a devoted New Orleans Saints fan and always cheered them on, win or lose! She touched the hearts of many people throughout her life and was considered the rock of her family; she was always there to give her family her love and support. Karen was extremely giving to others especially in a time of need. She blessed many with her loving heart and her spirituality, she never met a stranger. She had an amazing faith and strong connection to God. She truly lived out, Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Karen always knew how to turn a negative into a positive, and, no matter how bad the situation, she would be able to find the good. Karen will be remembered for her big heart, her beautiful smile and her loving spirit; she will be ever so missed by all who knew her. The family finds comfort in knowing she is now reunited with her loving husband and that one day they shall meet again; her memory will live on in their hearts forever. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Tammany Parish Hospital for giving the best care to Karen, keeping her comfortable and praying with her. A celebration of life for Karen will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Crossgate Church of Robert, 22494 U.S. Hwy 190 Robert, LA 70455. Visitation will start at 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. Due to Covid-19, everyone will be required to wear a mask, please respect one another’s personal space. An online guestbook is available at www.gracenorthshore.com.

Wilson Joseph “Bill” Molero, Jr.

Wilson Joseph “Bill” Molero, Jr.

Wilson Joseph “Bill” Molero, Jr. passed away on January 4, 2021, surrounded by his family, at the age of 74. Bill was born on June 14, 1946 to Wilson Joseph Molero, Sr. and Annie Cecilia Webber. He grew up in Chalmette, LA, and spent his youth hunting, fishing, and boxing. After graduating from Chalmette High School, Bill spent two years serving honorably as a medic in the Army. After his service, Bill returned to New Orleans and his wife, Carol Ann Schultz. He worked for over fifty years at Bergeron Motors, managing the Parts Department. Bill and Carol had three children: the late Wilson Matthew Molero, Matthew Lyell Molero, and Alyssa Bentley Molero Landry. He was active as a little league football coach at Wentwood Playground for many years. After retiring, Bill spent his time reading, enjoying his family, and teaching his grandson Owen Patrick Landry to play chess. He was beloved by his family, supportive of his friends whom he viewed as extended family, and never missed an opportunity to make a bad joke. Bill is survived by Carol, his wife of 53 years; children Matthew and Alyssa; grandson Owen; sister Mary Anne Fraychineaud, brother-in-law Courtney Charles Fraychineaud; nephew Warren; niece Theresa and her family. The immediate family will have a small private service now and will raise a glass with extended family and friends when it is safe for larger gatherings. In lieu of flowers, tell someone you care for that you love them, and then make them watch a John Wayne movie.

Helen Guttuso Ryckaert Landry

Helen Guttuso Ryckaert Landry

Helen Guttuso Ryckaert Landry passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the age of 78. She was the beloved wife of the late Vernon N. Landry, and by previous marriage, the cherished wife of the late Julian “Skip” Ryckaert. Loving mother of Donna Dusang (A.J.), Dawn Santalucito (Vincent), Chris Ryckaert (Cindy) and Tracie Taylor (Mark). Daughter of the late Anna Helen Schallenberg Guttuso and Vincent Guttuso Sr. Sister of Vincent Guttuso Jr. and the late Martin F. Guttuso. Proud grandmother of Chad Dusang (Crystal), Jeremy Dusang, Logan Ryckaert, Kaitlin Santalucito and Luke Santalucito. Great grandmother of Steven Evans, Bryce Dusang, Evan Dusang, Ethan Dusang and Eliza Dusang. Helen is also survived and fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and especially her beloved fur-baby, Jellica. Helen was born in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish where she enjoyed an active membership as President of NARFE (National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees) Chapter 1398 and the Alzheimer’s committee of St. Bernard. She found pleasure in the details of everyday life and caring deeply for others. Helen will always be remembered for her loyalty and dedication to her family, her caring and loving spirit, her laughter, and spoiling the grandchildren. She was a wonderful example of what it means to care for others and will be deeply missed by us all. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service in Helen’s memory beginning at 1 p.m. Interment: Private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Helen to her beloved church, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2624 Burgundy St., New Orleans, LA 70117. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.

Marilyn Powell Godlewski

Marilyn Powell Godlewski

Beautiful Marilyn Powell Godlewski peacefully met our heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. She was the beloved and adored wife of the late Joseph L. Powell and the late Edward F. Godlewski. Loving mother of Dawn P. Frommeyer (Gerard), Dustin Powell (Kelli) and Dayne Powell (Jamie). Daughter of the late James and Janell McQuary. She is survived and fondly remembered by several wonderful brothers and sisters. She adored, spoiled and worshipped her grandkids, Gerard Joseph, Jake Warren, Jillian Grace, Isabella “Izzy” Marie, Averi Rose and Bailee Colletta. She was well loved and affectionately known for her good nature and generous heart. Known to her nieces, nephews and cousins as B.A.M. “Beautiful Aunt Marilyn” to all others who knew her she said, “If you forgot my name, just call me Beautiful.” She was a good and loving servant, but became a faithful Catholic at St. Mark’s Church in Chalmette, LA and continued to practice her faith at St. Luke’s Church in Slidell, LA. She will be deeply missed by her family and by all those whose lives she touched with her love, kindness, laughter and compassion. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., followed by a memorial service in Marilyn’s memory beginning at 1 p.m. She will be laid to eternal rest with her beloved husband Joseph in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.

Laura Michelle Fraychineaud

Laura Michelle Fraychineaud

Laura Michelle Fraychineaud passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the age of 31. She was the cherished daughter of Glenn Anthony Fraychineaud, Sr., and Sunday Ann Bauer Fraychineaud. Loving mother of Silas Anthony Kidder. Fiancé of Thomas Kidder. Sister of Glenn Fraychineaud Jr. (Kelly) and Payce Fraychineaud. Granddaughter of Roy Sandrock Jr. (Wanda) and the late Rosemary Sandrock and Paul & Joan Fraychineaud. Great granddaughter of Opal Sandrock. Beloved niece of Mandy Foudriat (Kevin), Roy Sandrock III (Raquel), Paul Fraychineaud Jr. (Dana), David Fraychineaud (Trudy), Angel Boucheaux (Louis), Jill Indovina (Ace) and Kevin Fraychineaud Sr. (Angela). Goddaughter and niece of Honie Bauer. Great niece of Charlotte Cunningham (Bill). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Laura was born on November 17, 1989 in New Orleans, LA, and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish. She will be forever remembered and deeply missed by her family, friends and all of those whose lives she touched. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Friday, January 22, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. A Memorial Service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment: Private. Due to COVID-19, face masks and social distancing are required. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com.

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