Julia M. Whiddon, 86, of Nederland, passed away March 28, at her residence.

She was born in Hallettsville, on March 13, 1926 to the late Joseph Frank and Mary Agnes Campion Brier. She lived in Nederland since 1965 and was a retired L.V.N. at St. Mary’s Hospital, where she served over 10 years. Julia was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Nederland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Nederland, Msgr. Dan Malain celebrant. Interment will follow at Merryville Cemetery in Merryville, LA.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland, with a rosary being recited at 6:00 p.m.

Julia is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Willie Roy Whiddon.

She is survived by her son, Frank Whiddon and wife Geraldine of Orange; three daughters, Chris Marze and husband, Kenneth of Port Arthur, Mary Susan Fox and husband, Bill, II of Port Arthur, and Theresa Austin and husband, Talmadge of Nederland; 12 grandchildren, Christopher Whiddon, Jeffrey Whiddon, Kent Marze, Kelly Marze, Angel Valka, Robin Marze, Misty Marze, Damian Fox, Julie Fox, Caitlin Austin, Cara Austin, and Colton Austin; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Details and guest registry available at Melancons.org.