Martha Marie Hymel
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Martha Marie Hymel
  • April 6, 1921 - April 17, 2014
  • Luling, Louisiana

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Martha Marie Smith Hymel was born in Washington, D. C. on April 6, 1921, to the late Claude C. Dimmette and Nellie M. Dimmette and called to eternal rest on April 17, 2014, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of Henry Hymel and former wife of the late John W. Smith (Jack). Mother of Anne M. Smith, Thomas E. Smith, Christine S. Trevett (Toby) and the late James F. Smith. Stepmother of Christopher H. Hymel (Rami), Rebecca A. Desporte (Charles) and Timothy P. Hymel (Desiree). Survived by fourteen (14) grandchildren and thirteen (13) great-grandchildren. Martha (known by her friends as "Marie") worked for Louisiana State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Crawford Health and Rehabilitation and for her husband's insurance business. When she retired, she volunteered for AARP Chapter 4417 where she and her husband alternately served as President and Social Director for numerous years. She was also Vice President of the Women's Propeller Organization of the Port of New Orleans, and a member of various civic organizations, including Women for a Better Louisiana, the Republican National Committee of Louisiana, Daughters of the American Revolution and a lifetime member of the East Jefferson General Hospital Auxiliary. A very special thank you to Jackie Smith and Trina Edwards for taking care of Mom the last three years of her life and to Hospice Compassus for being there in her final days.
The visitations and Mass will be celebrated jointly for both Henry and Marie Hymel. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Hwy. in Metairie, LA on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 5PM until 8:30PM and will resume on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 9AM until 11AM, followed by a Funeral Mass. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Marie's name to The American Cancer Society, 2605 River Rd., Jefferson, LA 70121.