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“Ms. Martha leaves many wonderful memories in my mind. I was a student at Charenton Elementary. She was the librarian who brought many stories alive...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Connie Viguerie Durocher - LA

“What a wonderful person to have known! Always a smile on her face and a kind word to be said, Your family is in our prayers. I have to share this,...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Steve Landry, Retired Postmaster - Baldwin La. - LA

“Ms Martha was a beautiful lady and lived a beautiful, full life. We send our sincerest sympathy to all the family, ”
3 of 38 | Posted by: Veeder and Ed Bell - Morgan City, LA

“What a beautiful and graceful lady! So full of knowledge and eager to share it with everyone. My condolences to the family. Ms. Martha will be...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: Denise Champagne - Baldwin, LA

“We very sad to hear about your loss Jeremiah 29. 11 & 12. ”
5 of 38 | Posted by: v. - FL

“Solid pillar of the community that will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to her family. A woman that was full of love for everyone. Our...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Clarence Vappie - Baldwin, LA

“What a loss of a gracious and charming lady. I was always glad to see her sitting in the front pew when I went to Baldwin to Mass as I knew I would...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Phyllis Fairchild - Franklin

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you in remembering and appreciating the great gift that Miss Martha was to so many people. May her loving expand...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Patouit Burns - South Bnd, IN

“It was an honor and privlage to know Ms. Martha she was always smiling and never had a harsh word to say about anyone. Baldwin has lost another...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Gerald Minor - Baldwin, LA

“I will make every effort to be with you for the funeral Mass. Weather permit. ”
10 of 38 | Posted by: Jimmy Barrilleaux - LafayeteAVQg

“She was truly a great woman. Remember her as my 1st grade teacher. My sincere condolences. May she Rest In Peace. ”
11 of 38 | Posted by: Kay Boudreaux - Baldwin, LA

“Dear family I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your love one May you find comfort in ”
12 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“The world has lost a truly wonderful lady. A lady in every aspect of the word.I was privileged to know Ms. Martha for years & can attest to her ...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: LEONARD BATTAGLIA - LA - Friend

“My sincere condolences to the Boudreaux family and friends. May God who provides all comfort strengthen you all during this difficult time. Rom 15:4 ”
14 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“a remarkable woman with such a rich and complete life, who obviously gave and accomplished much, we extend condolences on her passing. Didn't know...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: bob & virginia brumberger - LA

“Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at Hosea 13:14 Sincerely. L Ohio ”
16 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BE OF COMFORT TO YOUR FAMILY.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17 ”
17 of 38 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“Bernie, Chap, Dee, Phil,Your Dear Mother was a life long friend of our family. Ms. Martha and Mama shared the same birthdate. She was a joy to know....Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Perry Lowery - Baldwin, LA

“So sorry to hear of Miss Martha passing. She was a wonderful teacher and a great person to have known. Loved Miss Martha and I really missed our...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Kim Hidalgo - Baldwin, LA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Martha was an awesome person. She will be missed by all who knew her. What an amazing life she had.Alma Jean...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: Alma Firmin - Baldwin, LA

“WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MRS. MARTHA WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON.YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. NOW, SHE IS IN HEAVEN WITH JESUS.GOD BLESS.......CHARLES AND...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: CHARLES AND CONNIE PICHOFF - LA

“Rest in peace, dear Mrs. Martha. You left an indelible mark on me when I entered your classroom at Baldwin Elementary, 1962, I believe. I still...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Mary Auenson - Englewood, FL

“My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and I pray for peace and comfort during this difficult time. ”
23 of 38 | Posted by: Sadie Thibodeaux - Breaux Bridge

“May you Rest in Peace. Many good memories of you and your wonderful family will live forever in my heart and in the hearts of others. (You were a...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Diane Bodin (Calamari) - Eugene, OR

“I will never forget Ms. Boudreaux, my 4th grade teacher. Ms. Boudreaux lived next door to my grandmother. What wonderful memories of Ms. Boudreaux...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Leslie Parro-Sisk - Baldwin, LA

“I am so sorry to learn of Miss Martha's passing. She was a good Catholic Daughter friend. What a wonderful life she was blessed with. Hold on to...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Cora Bouton - Franklin, LA

“MARTHA and family,So sorry to learn of your mothers passing. May she Rest In Peace. ”
27 of 38 | Posted by: Carole (VERRET) JONES - Kenner, LA

“What a thoughtful, courteous, polite lady. She contributed a lot, and she will be remembered by thousands. I know her family members are proud. ”
28 of 38 | Posted by: Johnny Boudreaux - Goodyear, AZ

“So sorry for your loss Mr. Bernard E. Boudreaux , Jr. May she rest in peace ”
29 of 38 | Posted by: Debbie Rink - Baton Rouge, LA

“To all of the family-MISS MARTHA CAN BE SUMMONED UP IN THREE WORDSLSHE WAS AWESOMEMAY SHE REST IN PEACEThor Frederick ”
30 of 38 | Posted by: Thor Frederick - Baldin, LA

“Dee, Randy and family,Was so sorry to hear of Miss Martha's passing. She touched so many lives in her time here on earth. She was one of God's...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Peggy Landry - Franklin, LA

“Deepest condolences for your family's loss ”
32 of 38 | Posted by: Denise and Robbie Broussard - LA

“We are so sorry to hear of Ms. Martha's death. She was a most wonderful person. I loved to talk to her. She was a very important part of our...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Jules & Janet Hebert - Baldwin, LA

“When I heard the news I sobbed. Truly one of the kindest and most gracious souls on the planet. So many of us "Baldwin children" were blessed to know...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: Helen Hebert-Zupancic - OH

“My thoughts & prayers are with the entire Boudreaux family Dianne LeBlancSecretary at B. Edward Boudreaux Middle ”
35 of 38 | Posted by: Dianne LeBlanc - New Iberia, LA

“To the Boudreaux Family: So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. Keeping her and the family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
36 of 38 | Posted by: Floyd and Charlene LeBlanc - LA

“So sorry to here of Ms. Martha's passing. She was a very dear lady and will be missed by many. Keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers.Monty...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Monty and Mary Verret - Charenton, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to the family during this difficult time. May Ms. Martha rest in God's eternal peace and may our Lord...Read More »
38 of 38 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA


Martha Chapron Boudreaux, wife of B. Edward Boudreaux, passed away on the morning of Thursday, January 05, 2017. She had reached the age of 100 years on December 26, 2016.

She was a graduate of Northwestern Louisiana University, and of University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She was a teacher of young children for most of her professional life. She taught at Berwick Elementary School, Baldwin Elementary School and served as librarian at Charenton and Baldwin Elementary Schools, as well as at Hanson Memorial High School. In her professional capacities she touched the lives of numerous children. She was an avid reader, and also an author of a book about the history of Baldwin, titled Baldwin, published in 2001. She thoroughly enjoyed traveling abroad having visited every country in Western Europe and all but one country in Eastern Europe, as well as Russia. She had visited Mexico on several occasions. When traveling abroad became too difficult she began to tour the United States, and also took several cruises. Her curiosity was enormous, and she did all that she could to satisfy that curiosity through reading and traveling. She loved to be around people, especially during holidays, when she had every one of her family members around her. She was affectionately referred to by her numerous friends as Miss Martha because of the kindness and friendship she showered upon all with whom she came in contact. She was affectionately known as "Mamere" by her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as all of their friends. She was an excellent listener and one who would never fail to hold up her end of a conversation. She was also a very good cook, an attribute to which her entire family attested, especially at holidays when she prepared huge amounts of sumptuous dishes. She was a tireless worker for her church and received the Bishop's Service Award in 2006.

She and her husband, B. Edward Boudreaux who served as Superintendent of the St. Mary Parish School System for 25 years, who died in 1988, were married for 52 years. Her parents, Joseph H. Chapron and Delia Melancon Chapron died in 1944 and 1959, respectively. Her siblings, Yvonne Chapron Prevost, wife of Gaston Prevost, Yvette Chapron Dry, wife of J. C. Dry, and Leroy Chapron, predeceased her.

She is survived by her daughter, Martha D. Battaglio, wife of Randy P. Battaglio, and her three sons, Bernard E. Boudreaux, Jr., husband of Dr. Sally Clausen Boudreaux, Chapron Boudreaux and Philip H. Boudreaux, husband of Robyn Haydel Boudreaux. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Cynthia Cadle, wife of Rick Cadle, Jennifer Snellgrove, wife of Gary Snellgrove Jr., Trey Boudreaux, husband of Janet Dupre Boudreaux, Tiffany Boudreaux, Chadon Boudreaux, Dr. Paul Battaglio, husband of Leah Brown Battaglio, Marti Pourciau, wife of Derek Pourciau, Erin Biddick, wife of Jeremy Biddick, Joey Battaglio, Philip Boudreaux Jr., and Margaret Chastant, wife of Ryan Chastant, MD; thirteen great grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Lettie Arboneaux Chapron.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church of Baldwin. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a Holy Mass of Christian burial at 12:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Officiating the services will be Father Cedric Sonnier. Serving as pallbearers will be Bernard E. Boudreaux Jr., Philip Boudreaux, Randy Battaglio, Bernard E. "Trey" Boudreaux III, Dr. Paul Battaglio, and Philip Boudreaux Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Joey Battaglio, Derek Pourciau, Jeremy Biddick, Ryan Chastant, Rick Cadle, and Gary Snellgrove Jr.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.