Resident of Oakdale; widowed, was married for 64 years; five children, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and now a great great grandmother to a precious baby girl.
Family owned Printing Plant and for 20 years owner, publisher of Oakdale Journal; Previously Patient Representative and Seniors Advisor for Oakdale Community Hospital; Former President of the Oakdale Area Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Elizabeth-Oakdale Industrial Development Board.
I have been president of several local and state organizations; editor of several state organizational magazines; it is my privilege to have been awarded a number of wonderful awards; I represented the State of Louisiana as Outstanding Older Worker in Washington, D.C., was chairman of the Green Thumb (older workers organizations) State Board of Directors and attended the President’s White House Conference on Aging twice as Louisiana’s delegate; received the Louisiana Business and Professional Women’s Organization Nike Award; Allen Parish Sheriff’s Civilian Award; and The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Civic Service Award; plus some other within the network. Latest award was People’s Health, a state insurance organization selected me as December 2020 Champion and I was virtually presented at a New Orleans Saints football game and presented in person in December of 2021.
I love working in human service and being hands on with clients. I truly adore living in a small town Oakdale and Allen Parish, knowing everyone and being able to work to better the community. Life is a joy and a lesson learned along the way “you only get out of something what you put into it” – heart and soul.