Anita D. LaCaze, born Marie Anita DeLouche on July 31, 1923 went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2018 just prior to her 95th birthday.
Anita was part of the Greatest Generation born before the Great Depression and lived long enough to witness and experience the digital age. She started working at an early age for the Ration Board during World War II. She later attended Spencer Business College in Shreveport.
She married Samuel (Sam) LaCaze, Jr. in Cloutierville where they lived for many years.
They later moved to Natchitoches where Mrs. LaCaze worked in the real estate business for many years before working for 20 years as Deputy Registrar for Natchitoches Parish Office of Voter Registration.
Mrs. LaCaze was preceeded in her death by husband, Sam, her mother Marie Anita Vercher Delouche (whose name she shared) and her father Numa DeLouche, Sr., and her sister Numalee Pauline DeLouche and brother Numa Jean Louie DeLouche (who both died in early childhood) and sister Fanny Teresa Dorsey.
She is survived by her three grown children Linda Carol LaCaze Kaufman and son in law James V. Kaufman, Jr. of Biloxi, MS, Randall (Randy) Steven LaCaze and daughter in law Deborah Ann Foshee LaCaze of Natchitoches, and Tina Jeanine LaCaze of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Mrs. LaCaze has five grown grandchildren Lisa Toye Kaufman of Biloxi, MS., James V. Kaufman, III (Trey) and wife Sonya Ellis Kaufman of The Woodlands, TX, Randall Steven LaCaze, Jr. and wife Haley Ann Atherton LaCaze of Natchitoches, Holly Rachelle LaCaze Cain and husband Joseph (Jed) Cain of Natchitoches, and Leanne Marie LaCaze Bridges and husband James (Jamie) Oliver Bridges of Pineville.
And, she has lived to enjoy her six great grandchildren ages three to fourteen years Corynn Lea LaCaze, Emerson Elle Cain, Jake Horner Cain, Moss Broussard Cain, Kaitlyn Renee Kaufman, Breanne Marie Bridges, and Bailey Grace Bridges.
And nieces Jacqueline Dorsey Widman and husband Jay Widman of Kingwood and Tenita Janelle Dorsey (now deceased).
Visitation will be held at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home from 9:00 until 10:45 on Saturday April 28, 2018 with the funeral service to follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 11:00. Burial will be at Memory Lawn Cemetery.