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“What a sweet sweet lady. Another wonderful angel in the sky to watch over us. Prayers and HUGS to Mr Eugene, Ms Shirley and Dennis. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Sherri (LaGrange) Theriot - LA

“Dennis, Lisette, Shirley and Eugene, I am so very sorry to hear that Ms. Elvidge has passed away. She was such a sweet lady! I am comforted in...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Parastar - Seabrook, TX

“Dennis, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I know she was very special to you and you will miss her dearly. She will always be with you,...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Jolene Holcombe - Berwick, LA

“Dennis, I'm just getting to work and seeing this on Iberts. I am truly sorry for the loss of your mom. You were good to your mom in all her years,...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Lisa Dantin - Charenton, LA

“I am so sorry to hear of Ms. Elvidge's passing. I will always remember her soft spoken, sweet voice. She was a hard working lady all of her life. God...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Maxine Trosclair - Franklin, LA

“Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the palm tree teepees as a kid that Grandma Elvidge would make for us. I know my mom also loved her...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Angie Bouwens - Omaha, NE

“Dennis, Eugene, Shirley and Chris I am so very sorry for the loss of Elvidge. I have fond memories of the last visit I had with her in 2001. She was...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Kendra Root-Trauernicht - Lincoln, NE

“Thinking of Aunt Elvidge and her family. She had a great life. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Edward Crochet - Rex, GA - Aunt

“Dennis, Eugene, and Shirley--so very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was one of my favorite people, and I enjoyed her company so much. My...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: "Whitey" Bruce and family - NE

“She was much like a second mother to my brothers and sisters and me. I lived next door to her until I was 18 years old. I remember her helping...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Meyers, Sr - Iowa, LA

“Eugene, Shirley, Dennis, Lisette & Family We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to all of you in the family. So sorry for your loss. Please...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: John & Rita McFarlain - Franklin, LA

“I have many treasured memories growing up in Franklin next door to Mrs. Rivette, Eugene and Dennis. She was a very special lady and all of us kids...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Francis Meyers - Kalama, WA

“I will always remember Aunt Elvidge. She was so sweet and always so nice. She loved the outdoors. I remember when I was younger, going on the levee...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Yvonne Crochet Murphy - Crowley, LA

“My condolences to her family. I met her a few years ago while she was fishing off the levee. She invited me to her camp and I took many pictures of...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Mariana Titus - friend

“I remember her as a very strong woman with a kind loving heart... she will always be in my heart... she will be greatly missed... ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Brenda Ransonet - NEW IBERIA, LA

“Thanks for being my Aunt! I'll always remember you being at Aunt Shirley's with a smile on your face!!! ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: De Crochet Primeaux - Kaplan, LA

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 11:00AM at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin for Elvidge Rita Crochet, 87, a native of Avoca Island and longtime resident of Franklin, who passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 6:34 AM at Franklin Foundation Hospital. Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Father Thomas Vu will officiate the services.

Rita loved the outdoors and spending time at the camp. She could often be found sitting on her wharf on the Franklin Canal, most of the time with multiple fishing poles. She also enjoyed cooking and building birdhouses. Many also knew her as the little lady who made and sold crawfish and crab nets. She also loved her family, helping to care for many of her siblings until she couldn't due to health reasons. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her two sons, Eugene Rouly and his wife Shirley "Chris" Thibodeaux Rouly, and Dennis Rivette, Jr. and his wife Lisette delaHoussaye Rivette, all of Franklin; one granddaughter, Christi Rouly of Portland, OR; three brothers, Elie Crochet and his wife Edmae, Paul Crochet and his wife Audrey, and Herman Crochet; and three sisters, Annie Mae Breaux, Mary Theriot and her husband, Alvoid, and Elizabeth "Beth" Younger and her husband Floyd; two step grandsons, Blake Foster and his fiancé Babette Moreau, and Cody Foster and his wife Jerica; one step great grandson, Landon Foster; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Freddy Rouly; her 2nd husband, Dennis Rivette, Sr.; four brothers, Emmette Joseph Crochet, Sr., Murphy E. Crochet, Sr., Edward J. Crochet, Sr., and Gilbert "Mickey" Crochet; one sister, Shirley Crochet Migues; and her parents, Gilbert Crochet, Sr. and Elizabeth Dupuis Crochet.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday at Ibert's Mortuary from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, with the rosary being prayed at 7:00 PM. The mortuary will reopen Tuesday at 9:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337)-828-5426.