Obituaries from March 14, 2013

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Simonne M. Fischer, Ph.D., passed away peacefully March 4, 2013, at her home in New Orleans.
She was 89 years old.
She was born May 23, 1928, in Paris, France. She survived the Nazi occupation of Paris during World War II and earned a degree from the Sorbonne. She came to the United States in 1948 to work as an interpreter for the United Nations. She met her first husband, Paul Sanzenbach in Albuquerque, N.M., where they were married and had three sons. The family moved to New Orleans in 1960. She earned her doctorate at Newcomb College in Modern French Literature in 1969, and taught French literature and French cinema at Newcomb College for 35 years.
Her thesis on French writer Pierre Jean Jouve was turned into a book. Besides French literature, she was also an expert on surrealism and Dadaism. She remarried Dr. Jack Fischer in 1974.
She was a classically trained pianist and an accomplished recorder player. She spent many years playing recorder in a quartet for the Early Music Society.
A passionate, caring and talented woman, Simonne Fischer brought joy to all that knew her.
She is survived by her three sons, Erik Sanzenbach, Conrad Sanzenbach and Nicholas Sanzenbach; two stepdaughters, Nikko Fischer and Maryanne Fischer; four step-grandchildren, Lauren Goldstein and Katy Goldstein, Annie Clemens, Wendy Fischer and Joey Fischer, plus many cousins in France.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Madeleine Cholin, her first husband, Paul Sanzenbach, and her second husband, Dr. Jack Fischer.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Ochsner Hospital and Canon Hospice for their dedication and service during the last months of her life.
A memorial service is planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, the ASPCA or PETA.
Eleanor Muriel Stubbs passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
She was 77 years old.
She was the wife of Otto B. Stubbs Jr. for 54 years; mother of Stacey Stubbs St.Pe’ and the late Arnold Otho Stubbs and baby Ronald Stubbs; grandmother of Richard E. St.Pe’ IV, Taylor W. St.Pe’, Derick H., David S., Wendy A. and Joseph E. Stubbs; and sister of Norman Baker, Doreen Greenhalgh and the late Arnold Baker. Daughter of the late Herbert and Ethel Baker.
Stubbs was a native of Montreal, Canada and a resident of Slidell for the past 44 years.
A memorial service was held on March 6 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Lakewood, Slidell.

Chloe Rene Kirkland, of Slidell, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013, at her home in Slidell.
She was 11 years old.
She was the daughter of Stacey Ketchum and Charles Boerner and James Jr. and Rachel Kirkland; sister of Devin, Cameron, Gabby, Greyson and Baylen; granddaughter of Ronald and Gisele Legendre Ketchum, Paula and David Biewer, James Sr. and Gaby Kirkland, and Yolanda Toups and the late Reyna Navarro; great-granddaughter of Roy Legendre Jr. and the late Angelina Breaux Legendre, Floyd Ketchum and the Late Shirley Ketchum, Shirley and Billy Kirkland, and Gerrie and Robert Ragan; great-great-granddaughter of Leona Newman.
She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Kirkland was a native of Marrero, La. and a resident of Slidell for the past nine years.
Funeral services were held March 5 at Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell.
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Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell.

Debbie Myrick Perkins, of Slidell, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013, at her home.
She was 61 years old.
She was the wife of Bob Perkins; mother of Katie Perkins Rowley (Matt), and Kerri Perkins, both of Slidell; daughter of John D. Myrick Jr. and the late Maylene Myrick; and sister of Gary Myrick (Nancy) of Anchorage, AK.
She is also survived by six grandchildren.
Perkins was a native of Little Rock, Ark. and a resident of Slidell for the past 21 years.
Perkins was a Special Education Para-Professional for St. Tammany Parish School System. She was also a member of P.E.O. Chapter BJ of Louisiana.
Funeral services were on March 6 at First United Methodist Church in Slidell.
In lieu of the flowers, the family request donations to the building fund at First United Methodist Church, Slidell, LA.
Visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook.
Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.

Robert L. Cooper, of Slidell, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Slidell Memorial Hospital.
He was 89 years old.
He was the husband of the late Gayle E. Cooper; father of Larry G. Cooper and wife Debby E. Cooper, Brenda C. Vercher and Cherry C. Martin and husband Rick S. Martin; son of the late John S. Cooper and Annie Hunt Cooper; and grandfather of Kimberly McDonald, Heather Bourg, Cresta Bledsoe, Pam Babers, Jeremy Cooper, Becky Daniels, and Jeff Hettinger, (the late) Stephen Martin, Sam Martin, Katie Vercher, and Nate Cooper.
He is also survived by 18 great grandchildren; sister, Annell Hasket; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Rush Shumate; and is preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.
Cooper was a native of Meridian, Ms. and a resident of Slidell since 1962. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired as a testing engineer from Boeing and Martin Marietta. After his retirement, he opened Cooper’s Boots and ran his business for eight years.
Funeral services were held at Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell on March 11.
Donations to First Baptist Food Pantry are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook.
Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell.

John Salvador Castello Jr. passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
He was 77 years old.
Castello was an only child and is the son of the late John S. Castello Sr. and Myrtle Doskey Castello.
He leaves behind his wife, Anita K Castello; dog, Benji; eight step-sons and three step-daughters; and 28 grandchildren.
Castello was an Army Veteran.
A celebration of life was held on March 8 at Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell.
Visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook.
Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell.

Rex E. Nelson passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 4:50 a.m. surrouded by his wife of 62 years, Ruby Fleming Nelson, and their family.
Nelson aided in the building of 38 Habitat for Humanity Houses. He also volunteered at Community?Christian Concern for over 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oledrick and Arta Nelson; sister, Mabel?Armstrong, brothers, Glenn Nelson and Oscar Nelson. He is survived by his brother, George Nelson; wife, Ruby Fleming Nelson; children, Mary Leake, Lee Ann Davenport and Graig Nelson; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at William’s Funeral Home in Pearl River on March 8.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

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