Vera Devillier Broussard
Vera Devillier Broussard
  • October 26, 1937 - September 22, 2015
  • Louisiana

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Vera Devillier Broussard, 77, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, surrounded by her loving family after a brief, hard-fought battle with cancer.
Vera lived the last 51 years in Welsh where she worked alongside her husband, Dr. A.C. Broussard, for 37 years. She was a devout member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church where she previously served as a eucharistic minister, a religion teacher, and a member of the RCIA team. She also assisted couples in the planning of their weddings. Vera was instrumental in setting up the Perpetual Adoration Chapel and was a longtime member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She was named OLSD Female Parishioner of the Year in 2011.
Vera loved her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed tending to her plants, watching Fox News, and following sports. In addition to never meeting a stranger, Vera enjoyed going to the Coushatta Casino where many people knew her by name.
She is survived by her four daughters: Annette Troutman and her husband David; Zonnie Dietrich and her husband Ken; Emily Gay and her husband John; and Amy Stanford. Vera also leaves behind to cherish her memory thirteen grandchildren: Eric Troutman, Leann Troutman Guinn, Regan Troutman, Madison Troutman, Jon Dietrich, David Dietrich, Emily Dietrich Stevens, Joey Broussard, Sara Gay, Amy Gay, Elise Stanford, Drew Stanford, and Peyton Stanford, as well as eighteen great-grandchildren. Vera is also survived by two brothers, Larry Devillier and Boosie (Wendy) Devillier and one sister, Jackie (Johnny) Hargroder.
Vera was welcomed into heaven by her husband of 53 years, Dr. A.C. Broussard, her parents Ophelia and Cless Devillier, three brothers, and three sisters.
Carrying her to her place of rest will be her six grandsons: Joey Broussard, Eric Troutman, Jon Dietrich, David Dietrich, Drew Stanford, and Peyton Stanford.
Visitation will be held at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh, Louisiana, on Friday, September 25, 2015, from 3 pm-9pm, with a rosary recited at 6:00 pm. Visitation will resume on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 8 am until the time of her funeral mass at 1 pm at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lamm Family Hospice, 106 Deartree Drive, Suite B, Lafayette, Louisiana 70507 in Vera's memory. Words of Comfort may be expressed at