Margaret Joan Semar, 70, of Orange passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Margaret was a native of Ville Platte, La; born on November 29, 1942 to parents Gertie Mae (Shuff) and Ferdinand Duos. She had lived in the Orange area for 60 plus years. She had worked with Salvation Army for 13 years and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Margaret enjoyed cooking, crocheting, traveling and she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Margaret was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Duos; her husband, Louis “Buddy” Semar Jr.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Kelly Poole and husband, Wayne of Orangefield, Kristy Rushing and husband, Bill of Fayetteville, NC, Penny Semar of Orange; sons, Mark Semar and Mike Semar, both of Orange; sister, Ann Jackson and husband, James of Woodville; brother, John Duos and wife, Teri of Orange.

Also left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Brandon Poole, Shelby Poole, Kyle Rushing and wife, Paige, Allison Vanstean, Abbie Rushing, Ashley Rushing, Kourtnie Kendrick, Zane Semar and numerous nieces, nephews and large extend family.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Ja.n 1, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Dorman Funeral Home, with a rosary to be recited a 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

A Christian Burial Service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 10:00 AM at the funeral home, with Deacon Harvey DuBois officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Poole, Zane Semar, Greg Eastin, Benny Winder, John Duos and James Mumford. Honorary pallbearers are Christopher Duos and Kyle Rushing.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Dorman Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent for the family at