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.