Arthemise Troxclair was born on April 5, 1940 on the Angelina Plantation, Mt Airy, Louisiana. She was the youngest child of the late Louis Leon Troxclair and Marie Melanie Schexnayder Troxclair. She passed away at Our Lady of The Lake Hospital on Sunday, February 14, 2021. She was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. She spent her life as a caregiver for children and the elderly. She was an active member of The Catholic Daughters and The Council on Aging. She enjoyed going on trips with The Catholic Daughters and especially enjoyed going to the casino. She loved cooking and learned that love from her mother. Visitation for the family will be at Ourso Funeral Home on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 8:00-8:30; recitation of the rosary; 8:30-8:45; public visitation; 8:45-9:45, 10:00 mass at St. Theresa Church, with Christian burial immediately following at Hope Haven, Hwy. 30. She is survived by two siblings: sister, Ida Ann Corley, New Orleans and brother, Leon Troxclair, Jefferson. She is also survived by her Godchildren; Darrell Laiche and Keith Trosclair and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents; Louis Leon Troxclair and Marie Melanie Schexnaydre, siblings, Florence Trosclair, Leola Laiche, Ralph Troxclair, Vernon Troxclair, Earl Troxclair, and Norbert Troxclair. Pallbearers will be: Kent Schexnaydre, Greg Troxclair, Lance Troxclair, Patrick Corley, Wade Schexnaydre, Brandon Fontenot. There are true friends that become family members during one's life and Arthemise was very fortunate to have that one true friend for many years, Barbara Melancon, you took care of her like a sister and words cannot express how much you meant to Arthemise, we know that there are many, many others who have helped throughout the years getting her to church, running errands, and just being a kind ear to listen to when she needed a friend. Our family thanks you all for everything you all have done.
Published in The Advocate on Feb. 18, 2021.