Gladys Adaway Broussard
Gladys Adaway Broussard, 88, passed away on Oct. 30, 2009 at Baptist Orange Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Deacon Harvey David of St. Francis of Assisi. Graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Hanks Cemetery in Morse, La. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
Gladys was born on May 29, 1921 in Morse, La. to Bert and Jean Adaway. She grew up in Lake Arthur with her mother Jean and stepfather Dominick Gary whom she loved very much.
She married Andie Broussard on July 24, 1937. They had three sons, Calvin Dale Broussard Sr., Calton Dave Broussard Sr., and Kenneth Broussard. Gladys and Andie raised their boys in a little house on Elm Street that Andie and the boys built for their mother in Crowley, La.
Gladys worked as a dispatcher for a cab company in Crowley. In 1960, Gladys and Andie moved to Orange where they went to work for the old Orange rice mill. She loved crabbing and gar fishing. She also loved camping at the beach and Twin Dikes Marina. Gladys was very active in the Orange Chapter of the Red Cross during the Vietnam War. She had a passion for cooking and baking. Cajun food spilled from her black iron pots. Love for her grandchildren ran deep. She never went to sleep at night without saying a prayer for all of them. She will be greatly missed by those grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andie Broussard; sons, Calvin Dale Broussard Sr., Calton Dave Broussard Sr., and Kenneth Broussard.
Those left to honor her memory are her daughter-in-law, Velma Broussard; grandchildren, Calvin Dale Broussard Jr. and wife, Becky, Randie Broussard and wife, Dorothy, Vicki Broussard and Dakota, Dominick Broussard, Sarah Broussard, Belva Buckley and husband, Larry, Calton Dave Broussard Jr. and wife, Tammie, Jeffery Broussard, Jason Broussard and Annette Mudd and husband, Danny; great-grandchildren, Bailey Grace, Victoria (Greg), Jennifer (Hunter), James, T.J., Mary, Shannon (Brandi), Michael (Brooke), Jeremy (Jennifer), Ashley, Erika, Joseph, Emily, Felicia, Timothy, William, Patience, Ethan, Christopher Dave, and Kenneth Smith; and great-great-grandchildren, Tory, Tyler, Grant, Anthony, Christine, Drake, Laylin, Taylor, and Gabrielle.
Serving as pallbearers will be Shannon Buckley, Mike Buckley, Jeremy Buckley, Greg Whitaker, James Rogeau, and T.J. Wilkerson. Honorary pallbearers are Jeffery Broussard, Jimmie Donahue, and David Broussard.
The family wishes to acknowledge with grateful appreciation the love and care provided to Mrs. Broussard by the staff of Baptist Orange Hospital, the nurses in telemetry unit, Dr. Townsend, her nurse and Chaplin Kevin Trinkle.