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Ms. Dotsie LeBlanc , née Langlinais (Deceased)
Graduated 1971

Home:
655 Marie Antoinette St., Apt. 327
Lafayette, La. 70506

Work:

Home Phone: 337-991-9143
Work Phone: --
Fax: --
Email: dotsi@bellsouth.net

Obituary:

Dotsie Mae Langlinais LeBlanc
(January 14, 1932 – April 7, 2012)

Abbeville— A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at St. Anne’s Church in Cow Island, Louisiana at 1:00 p.m. for Dotsie Mae Langlinais LeBlanc, 80, who died peacefully on Saturday, April 7 at Lafayette General Hospital.

Dotsie was born at home in Cow Island, Louisiana on January 14, 1932, and was raised there. She won a scholarship to SLI in 1948, and completed a degree in Vocational Home Economics. She took graduate courses in Vocational Rehabilitation, and taught a graduate course at Southern University.

Her first career was as Fashion Coordinator for Heymann’s Department Store (Fabric Department). She began work with the State of Louisiana in 1967, starting as Instructor at New Hope Center, followed by Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Lafayette, Vermilion and St. Martin parishes. In 1977, she opened the Bayou Street Gallery, and enjoyed showing and supporting local artists. She returned to work for the state in V.R. in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, in the Training Department. For the last 12 years of her 27-year career, she was Training Director (23 years in Baton Rouge). In 1994, she retired, moving back to Lafayette in 2003.

Dotsie had many interests. As a personal project that took many years, she photographed all of the Historical Markers in the state of Louisiana, and that project was donated to the Louisiana State Archives. Her interest in art and collecting art was a lifelong activity. She donated many works of art to charitable events. She authored two books: “The Little Ant That Broke Its Leg In The Snow” (1976) a story told to her and her cousins by their grandfather, Alexis G. Langlinais; and “Le Petit Cajun” which was about George Rodrigue’s art, a venture that Rodrigue asked her to write. He called Dotsie “his second agent” as autographed in a book to her.

She was a proud member of the “Red Jackets” at SLI (now ULL) and enjoyed the yearly reunions.

Her interest in Vocational Rehabilitation was very personal. Having grown up with two disabled sisters who had Friedrich’s Ataxia, she was dedicated to helping others with physical or mental disabilities. She was active in professional associations related to rehabilitation, and served as president of Louisiana Rehabilitation Association three different times. She was a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Instructor. In her work as Training Director, she wrote the training grant that brought federal funds to the V.R. Agency for training its 500-plus employees. She worked with major universities in the country which wrote grants to train V.R. personnel, and traveled to many parts of the country in this endeavor.

Preceded in death by her parents, Esta “Tot” Langlinais and Ouida Brasseaux Langlinais; maternal grandparents, A.J. Brasseaux and Emmarite Hebert Brasseaux; paternal grandparents A.G. Langlinais and Ernestine Broussard Langlinais; her eldest daughter, Karen Anne LeBlanc Domingue and son-in-law, Gregory Martin Domingue; two sisters, Gloria Sellers and Esta Miller, and granddaughter, Jennifer Julia Wicks.

Survivors include her daughters Lisa L. Boudreaux (Chuck) of Lafayette, and Jan L. Wicks (Robert) of Fayetteville, Arkansas; sons Paul Victor LeBlanc, Lafayette, and Steven Dale LeBlanc (Belle) Breaux Bridge. Grandchildren: Samuel Lucas Domingue (Shelley), Lisa Hayes Domingue Perniciaro (Michael), Stacey Catherine Boudreaux Grow (Terry), Nicole Anne Domingue, Leslie Anne Boudreaux and her fiance’ Jake Tidwell, Charles J. (Trey)Boudreaux, III, Ian Joseph Wicks, Maya, Miles, Eva & Sidney Landry and Tallulah LeBlanc. Great grandchildren Gavin Paul Domingue, Gracie Ann Domingue, Ethan Michael Shanahan, Isaiah Luis Carranza, Ada Parker Grow, Micah Samuel Carranza, Michael John and Katerina Perniciaro, and great granddaughter Grow, due this month. She is also survived by her sister Betty Pimentel of Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil, Dale P. LeBlanc, the father of her children, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She always considered her greatest achievements to be her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom she cherished.

Pallbearers will be Victor LeBlanc, Steven LeBlanc, Chuck Boudreaux, Robert Wicks, Sam Domingue, Trey Boudreaux and Ian Wicks.

Honorary pallbearers are Michael Perniciaro, Terry Grow, Jake Tidwell, Miles Landry, Sidney Landry, Bernie David and Mark Bercier.

Visitation will be at Vincent Funeral Home of Abbeville on Tuesday, Apri110, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. with a rosary to be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until service time at St. Anne’s in Cow Island. Interment will be at the St. Anne Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, Inc., 2600 Johnston Street, Ste. 200, Lafayette, LA 70503-3240.

Mom, we love you and will miss you every day. We thank you for always doing your best, and for teaching us the meaning of “Joie de Vivre”. You met life with enthusiasm and a beautiful smile. Rest in peace.

Source: Vincent Funeral Home of Abbeville

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Attended USL from 1948-1951, and was in Red Jackets for a couple of years, as I recall…
Returned in or around 1968 and graduated in 1971. Attended Graduate School, did not
complete those requirements.