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Obituary: Carolyn Littell Gardiner – Red Jacket 1954 & 55 – April 13, 2020

Carolyn Gardiner
Carolyn Gardiner Obituary

Opelousas – OPELOUSAS – A private graveside service will be held for Carolyn Littell Gardiner at Bellevue Memorial Cemetery.

Carolyn Littell Gardiner, 87, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020.

She enjoyed gathering family around to share a good meal. She enjoyed her trips to the beach with family, her daily swims and nature walks. Nothing made her more happy than watching her hummingbirds from her patio in the morning and tending to her plants and flowers. When she retired, she enjoyed her travel with her friends and the time she spent with them in the altar society, her rosary group and the Catholic Daughters. Her friends and family will remember her wit and sense of humor. Her Catholic faith and family, by far, were the two things that were most important to her.

She loved being involved in the Catholic Daughters, Altar Society, Rosary Group (Sweetheart of Mary), Volunteer at Opelousas General Hospital and UL Red Jackets

She is survived by her sons, William "Bill" Gardiner and wife, Lisa of Lafayette, Tod Gardiner of Opelousas and Paul Gardiner and wife, Marie of Sag Harbor, New York; daughters, Lessley Williamson and husband, Paul of Lafayette, Karen Gardiner of Lafayette and Marie Lalonde and husband, Jay of Lafayette; sister, Janice Littell Howard of Lafayette; and grandchildren, Emily and Paul Williamson, Will and Michael Gardiner, Greg Lalonde and Gabby and Justin Gardiner.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lessley P. Gardiner, Jr.; her parents, Robert Hart Littell and Camille Scolfield Littell; two sisters, Camille Littell Burch and Beryl Littell Beaullieau; and one brother, Robert Hart "Buddy Littell.

Pallbeaers will be her sons, Bill Gardiner, Tod Gardiner and Paul Gardiner; grandsons, Will and Michael Gardiner and sons-in-law, Paul Williamson and Jay Lalonde.

Services have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mrs. Gardiners honor to St. Landry Catholic Church of Opelousas, St. Jude’s Research Children’s Hospital at 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959, or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

The family would like to thank Mom’s wonderful caregivers, Annette and Charlene as well as Nursing Specialties/Hospice and their nurse Sharon.

Published in the Daily World from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2020Athletic Network Footnote by Dr. Ed Dugas.
Click here for the Red Jackets Photo Gallery, then the 1954 & 55 years.
The Athletic Network extends condolences to Carolyn’s family and friends.