My cousin, Henry Carl Olds

Born July 4, 1942 and entered into heaven October 23, 2010.

Here is his obituary:

Mr. Henry is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kay Naquin Olds of Patterson; his daughter, Jeanné Olds McCloy and her husband, Kerry McCloy, of Patterson; his son, Rory Olds and his wife, Heather Cain Olds, of Houma; one brother, Oscar Olan Olds, and his wife, Susan Olds, of Oakland, CA.; two sisters, Hattie Olds Norris and her husband, Claude Norris, of Franklin, and Ruby Olds Delaune and her husband, Roland Delaune, of Patterson; and five grandchildren, Ahlanna Olds, Liam McCloy, Madison, Cameron, and Maren Olds.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Olds; his mother, Vira Poole Olds; his father-in-law, O’Neal Joseph ‘O.J.’ Naquin, and his mother-in-law, Mabel Gautreau Naquin.

Mr. Henry was employed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries for St. Mary Parish and the lower St. Martin area as the Nuisance Alligator Control.

The family requests that visitation be observed Wednesday, October 27, 2010 from 9am until 12:30pm at Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Patterson.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Henry will be held on Wednesday, October 27th at 1pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson with Father Angelo Cremaldi officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery where military honors will be rendered by The East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad.

Acting as Pallbearers will be; Derrick Hales, Kimbal Bonner, Gary Matherne, Russell Boudreaux III, Corey Blakesley, and Harold ‘ Johnny’ Allemond Jr.

Acting as Honorary Pallbearers will be Mr. Henry’s two grandsons, Liam McCloy and Cameron Olds.

I didn’t know him well, but I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting him this year.  I will never forget his smile and the laughter he gave to me.

Rest well, Henry.  I’ll be seeing you!

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