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Marice Gauthier Frederick

November 28, 1928 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 91)


Funeral Mass for Marice G. Frederick of Cottonport, LA will begin at 3:00 pm on Friday, October 16, 2020 at St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church in Cottonport.  Visitation precedes the Funeral Mass from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Friday, also at the church. Entombment will be held in the St Mary’s Assumption Mausoleum in Cottonport.

Marice passed away peacefully in the afternoon of October 12, 2020 at Avoyelles Hospital in Marksville. She was 91 years of age.  A life-long resident of Avoyelles and born in Plaucheville, Marice was a charter member of the Cottonport Quilt Guild. She was widely known for her baked homemade bread and shared as much of this bread as anyone could eat. In her lifetime, Marice was a homemaker, member of the Avoyelles Parish Home Demonstration Club and also a member of the St Mary’s Altar Society. She was a former employee of Poret’s Department Store, and the Escude Insurance Company.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Connie Courville Schroth Frederick Phillips (2006); late husband, Eldon E. “Weet” Frederick (1984); six siblings:  Newell (Ted) Gauthier, Hubert (Johnny) Gauthier, Stewart (Doug) Gauthier, Nelson (Pap) Gauthier, and Linda G. Tassin of New Orleans, and Magna G. Charrier from Dupont, LA; parents, Ben & Mercedes (March) of Plaucheville.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, “Seaufy” Peg Frederick Frey of Austin, Texas. Grandchildren: John Schroth and Misti (Jimmy) Belsome of New Orleans, and Liz Frey (Adam) Loving of Austin, Shantel Phillips and Candie Fos (Timothy)  both of New Orleans ; Great-grandchildren: Jenna Schroth, Gage and Taylor Fos, Corey Wilkenson, Abigail and Samantha Cooper of New Orleans, Moe Hayes of Cottonport, Charlotte Loving of Austin and Isabelle Loving of Austin. Nieces and nephews number nearly 70.

Special thank you for decades of friendship, love, and care from Helen St. Romain, Shirley Hayes, and Donna Mayeux, and Nita Baudouin, all of Cottonport.

Visitation will begin at 1pm on Friday, October 16, 2020 at St. Mary’s Assumption Church in Cottonport.

Escude Funeral Home of Mansura has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.


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October 16, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
St. Mary&rsquo!s Assumption Catholic Church (Cottonport, LA)

Funeral Mass
October 16, 2020

3:00 PM
St. Mary&rsquo!s Assumption Catholic Church (Cottonport, LA)

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