Yvonne Theresa Eagleson Mhire

Published 5:00 am Saturday, July 22, 2023

Yvonne Theresa Eagleson Mhire, age 77, of Lake Charles, La. passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. She was born on Jan. 9, 1946, to parents Hortense Eagleson and Claude Eagleson.

She married her husband of 59 ½ years, Wendell N. Mhire on Dec. 14, 1963.

Yvonne went to work for Calcasieu Marine Bank at the Cameron Branch as a bookkeeper in 1966, and worked her way up to Branch Manager. She transferred to Hibernia Bank, then to Capital One Bank, and retired from the banking industry with over 45 years of service. She completed the American Institute of Banking School.

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She was a president of the Cameron Recreation District 6, as well as a member of the American Business Women Association, and received an award on April 1, 2011, as Business Woman of the Year. She was a very classy lady and was always very well-dressed everywhere she went. Yvonne was very involved in the Cameron parish community and was a director of the Cameron Fishing Festival.

Some of Yvonne’s favorite hobbies were working in her flower beds and would plant any flower she could get her hands on, dancing to French music, and  LA Swamp Pop Music. She loved decorating the outside and inside of her home for the holidays, and was a member of the Krewe De Deaux Lac Mardi Gras Crew in Grand Lake where she and her husband were crowned King & Queen in 2004. She worked with the Cameron LA Wild Life Fur festival association.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Roberta Richard, Shirley Chesson, Audrey Granger; her brother, Larry Eagleson; and nephew, Tony Richard.

Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband of 59 1/2 years, Wendell N. Mhire; and her siblings, Margaret Saltzman (Floyd) and Karen Badeaux.

The family will welcome the public for visitation  at J. E. Hixson & Sons Funeral Home Sunday, July 23, 2023 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume Monday, July 24, 2023 at 8 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Grandlake-Sweetlake Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to her sitters, Julie Bentley and Doris Rowley for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to the Cameron LA Fur and Wildlife Festival Association, in honor of Yvonne.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.JEHixson.com for the Mhire family.