Popout Notice
Floral 13

Verdye Chaze Gauthier

August 14, 1920 ~ October 31, 2019 (age 99)


Verdye Chaze Gauthier, a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away on

 October 31, 2019. She was surrounded by her three adoring daughters, Gayle Gauthier Hirschey,

Debra Gauthier Fontaine, and Rhonda Gauthier Lacoste.

            Verdye was born on August 14, 1920, in Marksville, Louisiana. She graduated from


Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA.  She married the love of her life,


Sims Stephen Gauthier, October 24, 1942. Verdye was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker.

            Verdye is survived by her three daughters, Gayle Hirschey (Wayne); Debra Fontaine, and

Rhonda Lacoste (Ronald); brother, Samuel Joseph (SJ) Chaze; six granddaughters,

Elke Hirschey Ellzey (David); Heidi Hirschey Smith (Brad); Erika Hirschey Gragg (Mark);

Gretchen Hirschey Ferachi (Kenny); Sydnee Fontaine Roberts (Will), and Leslie Lacoste Jeannet

(Sayre), and 20 great grandchildren.

            She is preceded in death by her mother, Mae Delle Chaze; her husband of 56 years,

Sims Stephen Gauthier; granddaughter, Jill Fontaine; and son-in-law, Dwight Fontaine.

            Visiting hours will take place at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on

 Wednesday, November 6, from 10:00am -12:00 noon with a mass of Christian Burial

at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.  

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Baton Rouge. The family of

Verdye wishes to extend our sincere thanks and love to Susie Boudinot, Kalisha McDonald and

Kendra Moore-Hammond, and the many other caregivers who all loved her dearly.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Verdye Chaze Gauthier, please visit our floral store.


November 6, 2019

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial
November 6, 2019

12:00 PM
Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Interment following funeral service
November 6, 2019

Resthaven Garden of Memory
11817 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

© 2020 Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS