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Carlton Lee Istre

June 28, 1929 ~ April 5, 2017

Jennings

 

Funeral services for Mr. Carlton Lee Istre, 87, will be held Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church with Father Charles McMillin officiating. Mr. Istre will be laid to rest in Andrus Cove Cemetery next to his beloved wife, Lou Ella, under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.

 

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 9, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and will resume Monday, April 10, at 8:00 a.m. until time of service. A rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening by Deacon Mike Tramel.

 

Mr. Carlton was born June 28, 1929 in Mermentau to Felix and Pauline LaBouve Istre. He was the only son in a family of five children. He married Lou Ella Cormier on September 3, 1948, who was the love of his life for 68 years before she passed away on January 29, 2014. Mr. Carlton and Mrs. Lou raised three sons, Robert Dale, Dennis and Wayland and one daughter, Jessica.

 

Mr. Istre loved the outdoors where he enjoyed woodworking, hunting and camping. He was a member of the Jean Lafitte Camping Club and spent many hours of enjoyment with his camping friends. He always planted a beautiful garden which he enjoyed harvesting and sharing with his friends and family through his cooking talents. He raised rabbits and he loved to pick figs. But perhaps most of all, Mr. Carlton loved his family and enjoyed the time he was able to spend with them.

 

Mr. Istre leaves to cherish his memory his baby girl, Jessica and husband Lorne Guidry; three sons whom he cherished, Robert Dale and his wife Bonnie, Dennis and his wife Betty and Wayland and his wife Laura; one sister, Lorida Schlesinger; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, who brought him many hours of love and laughter.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lou Ella Cormier Istre; his parents, Felix and Pauline LaBove Istre; and three sisters, Lindsey Eldie Camel, Ethel Benoit and Wilma Jean Fontenot.

 


Services

Burial: Monday, April 10, 2017
2:45 pm - 12:00 am

Andrus Cove Cemetery

Funeral Service: Monday, April 10, 2017
1:30 pm - 12:00 am

Our Lady Help of Christians

Rosary: Sunday, April 9, 2017
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Sunday, April 9, 2017
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Monday, April 10, 2017
8:00 am - 1:15 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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  1. TO THE ISTRE FAMILIES, MY HEART IS FILLED WITH SORROW. STAY STRONG IN FAITH AND PEACE. I REMEMBER GOING TO MR. CARLTON AND MRS LOUELLA HOUSE IN LAKE ARTHUR MANY TIMES.ATE THERE A FEW LOVED THIER COOKING, JESS LOVE YOU GIRL,HERE IF YOU NEED.

  2. My heart is so heavy at the loss of such a vibrant and wonderful angel on earth. He has been granted his heavenly reward. He will be so missed by all who know and love him. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I know he will be watching over all of you . Much love and peace for facing the days ahead.

  3. Mr. Carlton loved life and his family. Hr will be missed, but will live on in the memories made with his family and beautifully recorded in this video. May he Rest in Peace with Mrs. Lou.


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