Ethelyn Mary "Rene" Darbonne Olivier
January 29, 1935  -  January 20, 2018

Ethelyn Mary "Rene" Darbonne Olivier

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St. Jude Catholic Church
9150 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70810
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Baton Rouge, LA  70810
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Resthaven Gardens of Memory
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Baton Rouge, LA  70816
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Ethelyn Mary “Rene” Darbonne Olivier, age 82, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20, 2018 surrounded by family.
Ethelyn “Rene” is survived by three sons, Howard A. Olivier and wife Colleen; Timothy N. Olivier; and Karl P. Olivier. Brother, Norman Darbonne and wife Joan; two sisters, Daisy Frilot; Winnie Auzenne and husband Bobby. Grandchildren, Brooke DeLaSalle and husband Tommy; Amber Olivier; Patrick Olivier; Christian Olivier; and Christopher Jones and wife Renee; Great-grandchildren, Tommy “Tee”, Lucan, and Harley DeLaSalle; Maddox and Maverick Olivier; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard O. Olivier; daughter Darlene Olivier Mathis; parents Anderson and Beulah Darbonne; and brother Norris Darbonne.
Visiting hours will take place at St. Jude Catholic Church on January 24, 2018 from 9:30 am until services at 11 am. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home in Baton Rouge, LA.
Pallbearers will be Clinton “Black” Auzenne, Clayton “Mice” Auzenne, Patrick Olivier, Christian Olivier, Scott Auzenne, Damian Frilot, Paul Darbonne, Mark Darbonne, and Roger Darbonne. Honorary pallbearers are Norman Darbonne, Bobby Auzenne, Darrell Fontenot, Tommy “Tee” and Lucan DeLaSalle.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family to help defray funeral expenses.
The family wishes to sincerely thank her daughter-in-law Colleen, Life Source Hospice Nurse Danielle, and aides Joaney and Bobbie for help in her care.
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  1. Michael & June Ledet
    Taylor Lake Village, TX

    Karl, Timothy, Howard,we just want you to know that we are really sorry to hear about your Cousin Rene. She was a wonderful woman and was cherished by everyone who knew her. My mom always spoke kindly of her and appreciated how she treated everyone with compassion. As they passed within minutes of each other, I believed they walked hand in hand to meet their Frilot Cove family together. May she rest in peace.

    Michael and June Ledet

  2. Daisy Frilot
    Opelousas, LA

    It is with a heavy heart to write this last farewell--Rene, you will always be remembered as a very gracious lady who always placed others ahead of your self, doing for everyone who you came in contact with. Rene you will be truly missed, I send God's comfort and peace to your loving family. Rest in Peace Rene!

  3. Fannie Barrington
    Lafayette, LA

    The Olivier and Darbonne Family,
    I don't know how to begin to express my sadness when hearing of the death of such a beautiful, thoughtful and caring person.
    I am sure you all know how much she was loved and cared for. She helped so many people to get their adulthood lives started, by sharing her home and her love in so many ways.
    She will always be remembered as a loving and caring person, and willing to help out in any way she could.
    May all of you try to be at peace and know that our Lord and Savior has a place for her and she will be with Howard, Darlene and her Mother and Father.
    I will always have her in my prayers, praying that she is "Resting in Peace".
    Fannie Frilot Barrington

  4. Bess Browning Alston
    Bryan, TX

    Dear Rene, you will be greatly missed by all your family, friends and neighbors. You truely were one of the most kind, loving and generous people anyone could ever know. You loved your family with every fiber of your being, you gave your all, and you were one of the most dear neighbors and friends to our family. We are deeply saddened you are no longer with us and grieve with all of those who will miss you dearly.

  5. Renee Browning Guthrie
    Austin, TX

    We are so heartbroken.... Your mom was one of the sweetest nicest people. I have so many fond memories of her and all of you. I hope her passing was peaceful and that all of you are able to have comfort in knowing she is with Mr. Howard and Darlene watching over all of you. She is in heaven and was an angel on earth. Hugs to all and lots of love- Renee and Bob

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