Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at a 1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in Delhomme Funeral Home Chapel of the Flowers on Bertrand, for Callie Ann Pitre Avera, 70, who passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014, at her home in Lafayette. Reverend Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Lafayette, will be Celebrant of the Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Lectors and Gift Bearers will be Ashlyn and Ryan Haycook. Stephanie Hoffpauir, organist and soloist, will sing for the service. Mrs. Avera was a native of Mamou. She moved to Baton Rouge in 1960 to work for the state. Over the years, she worked as a seamstress, salesperson, office administrator and tour guide. Mrs. Avera was also employed as a manager for the last three U.S. Censuses. She had been a resident of the Lafayette area for the past twenty-five years. Callie was a former President of the Louisiana Genealogical Society and a member of the Krewe Tous Seul and Krewe de Canaille of Lafayette. She was passionate about her Cajun culture, music, dancing, as well as sewing and quilting. Callie made friends wherever she went and enjoyed traveling around the United States and Europe throughout her life. She cherished all of her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren. Callie will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her son, Bill Crain and his wife Leslie Matlock; one daughter, Angela Crain Haycook; one step-son, Phillip Avera and his wife Carolyn; three grandchildren, Ashlyn and Ryan Haycook and Hayden Avera; and one brother, Clyde Pitre. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph H. Avera; and her parents, Dennis Pitre and Lula Duplechain Fuselier. The family requests that visiting hours be observed in Delhomme Funeral Home on Bertrand on Saturday, July 5, 2014, from 10:00 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mrs. Avera's name to a
. Personal condolences may be sent to the Avera family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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Delhomme Funeral Home - Lafayette
1011 Bertrand Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 2 to July 7, 2014