Betty Rae LeBlanc Mueller

Published 1:50 pm Saturday, September 18, 2021

Betty Rae LeBlanc Mueller, 90, of Lake Charles died in a Lake Charles facility.

Ms. Mueller was born on June 25, 1931 in Lake Charles.  She is a 1951 graduate of St.  Charles Academy and a lifelong resident of Lake Charles.   She used her strong, sure voice to work as a switchboard operator at St. Patrick Hospital for nearly 30 years.  She Retired in 1996.

She was devoted to the Blessed Mother, spending hours every morning praying the rosary for her family and friends. She will be remembered for her fierce determination – never backing down from anything with a kind and gentle heart. She was a shining example to us all on forgiveness. Ms. Mueller loved dancing, playing bingo, watching old movies, and looking at pictures.  She loved her family dearly and cherished visits from her family and friends.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Jimmy Mueller and Liz Anne Mueller; two grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Rhea LeBlanc; brothers, Bucky and Bobby LeBlanc; and sisters, Mary Ann “Nanny” Wood and Laura “Lala” Thibodeaux.

Our heartfelt thanks to nurse Hannah at Camelot Place, the entire staff of Acadia Ochsner Hospital and  Harbor Hospice,  and all  the “Guhs”, for their sweet  compassion and love in caring for her.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.  The Rev. Nathan Long will officiate.  Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.  Visitation will begin on Monday at University Baptist Church from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 6 p.m.  Visitation will resume in the Cathedral from 9 a.m. until the start of the service.

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