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“What a nice man he was! He made a lot of people smile. When I think back to when I would run into him, it makes me smile. Hugs to the family. All of...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Sherri (LaGrange) Theriot - LA

“Sorry for your loss! ”
2 of 32 | Posted by: Gaynell Holmes - LA

“Dear Lee Ann & Family: Margaret and I wish to express oud deepest sympathy . You both have been our friends forever. No one has to remind you of...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Bo Scelfo - Franklin, LA - Friend

“Ms Lee Ann, John, and Family, I am very saddened to hear of Mr. Owen's passing. I thought of him as a very dynamic individual and always enjoyed...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Bob Titus - New Iberia, LA

“Minette, I am so sorry to hear about the pasing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Katherine Lemoine ”
5 of 32 | Posted by: Katherine Lemoine - Arabi, LA

“David ,Cindy & family, We are sorry for your lost may god bless you all. We will keep you & your family in out thoughts & prayers Sharon Champagne &...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Sharon - Centerville, LA

“Mire Family, Owen was a friend to many. He helped people in the community. Our prayers are with all of you in his loss. Our Deepest Sympathy! ...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Jimmy & Jamie L. Chauvin - LA

“Dear Mire Family, Our community has lost a good citizen and friend to so many.. Owen always had that "can do" attitude and was such a positive...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Craig Thomson

“Dear Family please accept my condolences. God knows the pain we suffer when someone we love dies. He will give us the strength to endure. ...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Donner Fontenot - Baldwin, LA

“You are all in my Prayers! I love you~Mire family! ”
10 of 32 | Posted by: Elizabeth Lagrange - Lafayette, LA

“You are all in my Prayers! I love you~Mire family! ”
11 of 32 | Posted by: Elizabeth - Lafayette, LA

“My sympathy to all of you. Recently I visited your dad and he laughed all the time I was there. I played a game with him. He, your mom and all of...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Sarah Belle Minor - THIBODAUX, LA

“Most of our memories of Owen and Lee Ann are through Louis' sister, Sarah Belle Caro Minor. We would like to let the family know and especially,...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Geri and Louis Caro, Sr. - LA

“May the good memories and the postivie contributations of his life make this difficult time more berable. Much love, thoughts and prayers to the...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Barry and Katherine Lemoine - LA

“Dear Monique, Minette and family. My sincerest sympathies for your loss. One of Billy Gene's fondest memories was a trip to Las Vegas with Mr. Owen...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Tim Talbot - Haughton, LA

“Please accept my deepest sympathy. Mr. Owen was a wonderful neighbor and always had a smile for everyone. ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: Aleta Jacob

“Dear Lee and famly, I cannottell you how sad we were to hear about Owens pa ssing1!!! Our apologies for not being able to go to the wake and...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: martha segura - franklin, LA

“Well you can tell I do not do things right I forgot to finish my message so I am writing another Thank you Mr. Owen for your friendship. I...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Mark Poindexter - Youngsville, LA

“I will never forget him ”
19 of 32 | Posted by: Mark Poindexter - Youngsville, LA

“Dear Lee Ann and family,Well, the world won't be the same place without Owen, when I read about his passing I thought about all my experiences with...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Jimmy & Sue Strubb - LA - Friend

“We are sorry for your loss. Baboots was a great neighbor and a wonderful friend to Mal and Sarah- good times on the levee. ”
21 of 32 | Posted by: Corey and Andrea Blakesley

“You have our deepest sympathy and prayers. ”
22 of 32 | Posted by: Clarence & Karla Vappie - Baldwin, LA

“You gotta believe Heaven's livened up just a touch since Uncle Owen got there. Granny Bee's got here baby boy back in her arms too. Would always get...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Sue Cutrera Billiot - Folsom, LA

“Our Prayers are with the Family. I will miss Owens advice on many times. God Bless Mr. Owen. The Rushings/ Hudson, Frances, Kristi Lynn Rushing...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Hudson Rushing, Jr. - Franklin, LA

“So sorry for the Family loss ”
25 of 32 | Posted by: Bill & Linda Moore - LA - Friends

“My dear cousins, all of you are in my thoughts right now. Your Daddy was one of a kind and we all have so many fond memories of him. He used to...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Nancy Saucier - Picayune, MS

“Monique and Minette, I have so many fond memories of the many Friday or Saturday sleepovers. Your dad was so much fun--and he made great cups of hot...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Margaret Bauer - Greenville, NC

“Dianne and Mike: We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and remembering you in our prayers. God bless, and my He strengthen you in...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Kay Bullock - Carrollton, GA

“To the Mire Family, So sorry to learn of Owen's passing. Knowing that he is no longer suffering and he is among friends, must give you comfort. ”
29 of 32 | Posted by: Carole L (Verret) Jones - Kenner, LA

“John, Danny, Diane, Maria and David...We are so very sorry for your loss. I never met your dad but would see him when we visited my mother at the...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Shirleen Frederick Melancon - TX

“I am sorry for your loss. ”
31 of 32 | Posted by: Bob Troncale (Diane's friend) - AL

“God of mercy, look kindly on Your servant Owen who has set down the burden of his years. As he served You faithfully throughout his life, may You...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Hal, Barbara, Cameron and Tyler - FL

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A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, February 25, 2013, at 1:00 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville for Mr. Owen Joseph Mire, Jr., 86, a native and early resident of Patterson, and a resident of Franklin for the past 65 years, who passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 12:52 AM at the Franklin Foundation Hospital. Inurnment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Father Ruben Primor will be the celebrant for the Mass, with Father Robert Marcell con-celebrating.

Mr. Owen was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served during World War II and was a member of the Marine Corps Devil Dogs. He was a Charter member of the West St. Mary Port Commission, was a carrier of the Olympic Torch for the 1996 Olympics, was Captain and Founder of the Krewe of Agmaroil in Franklin, was a past president of the Franklin Little League, was active with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, and was an avid pilot.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lee Ann Borel Mire; eight children, Diane Mire Nix and her husband Mike, Danny Mire and his wife Sue, Maria Mire Cole and her husband Ronnie, John Mire, Sr. and his wife Debbie, David Mire and his wife Cindy, Mike Mire and his wife Carmelita, Monique Mire McMillan and her husband Terry, and Minette Mire Giraud and her husband Al; 18 grandchildren, Hal, Trent, and Chris Gilley, Aaron and Sunnie Mire, Corey, Todd, and Derek Cole, John Mire, Jr., Tricia Mire Ancelet, Mindy Mire Lewis, Eric, Denny, and Brian Mire, Brittany Mire Sanders, Scott Mire, and Liz and David Giraud; numerous great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Owen Joseph Mire, Sr.; his mother and step-father, Katherine Gianfala Mire Boudreaux and Carroll Boudreaux; and his three sisters, Jule Mire Kreider, Theda Mire Cutrera, and Helen Mire Templet.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday, February 24, at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, with the rosary being prayed at 7:00 PM. The gathering will continue Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville from 9:00 AM until time of Mass at 1:00 PM.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation, The Cooper Center, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172-1776,, or to the Alzheimer's Association, One Lakeway, 3900 N. Causeway Blvd, Suite 1200 Metairie, LA 70002, 1-800-272-3900,

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