Blanche Louise Couvillion Bordelon
Born Blanche Louise Couvillion on December 21, 1939, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Blanche was the only child of her devoted parents, Leo Domas Couvillion and Ida Beatrice Waguespack Couvillion. She died peacefully surrounded by her family January 25, 2024, at the age of 84.
Born to take center stage, Blanche loved to dance. She was a beautiful dancer. Upon graduation from Istrouma High School Blanche opened Blanche’s School of Dance where throughout the 1960’s she trained many happy feet in the Baton Rouge area. While teaching dance and rearing her daughters Donna, Casey, and Jennie, she began furthering her academic studies at Louisiana State University. She earned her Bachelor, Master, and Ed Specialist degrees. She loved her alma mater and was front and center of the television when the Tigers and Saints were playing. To better provide for her daughters, she sacrificed her dance studio for a career in the education field where she held several administrative positions at the Louisiana Department of Education during the Michot, Nix, and Clausen administrations. Upon leaving the Louisiana Department of Education, she moved to Mandeville, Louisiana to do what she loved best, teach. She retired from the Southeast Louisiana Hospital School in 2003.
She always said her retirement years were her best because she was free to do the things she loved. She was an avid and talented gardener, beautifying the yards of her daughters and her own. She loved spending time with her daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Throughout their lives, she supported her grandchildren at their theatrical and vocal performances and sporting events. She was the loudest fan in the stands when attending her great grandchildren’s sporting and cheer events. Nothing gave her more joy than her family and she was unwavering in her love and devotion. She was always interested in the details of her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s lives no matter how small. She enjoyed having fun and was affectionately called the Energizer Bunny because she just kept going and going and going. Whether it was at Mardi Gras parades, the casino, the ballpark, or shopping, she was always the last to slow down. Her energy and laughter were contagious, and she brought the fun to every family gathering.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Rae Hutchison Ford (BR, LA), Casey Blanche Hutchison Bennett (Central, LA) and son in law Carrol Harvey Bennett, Jennie Charm Bordelon (FL) and son in law Timothy Weldon; grandchildren, Corey Heath Bennett, Codey Heather Bennett Polo (Jason), Kimberly Fawn Adams Russell, Chelsey Blanche Bennett Roy (Joshua), Sean Paul Adams (Dené), Madeline Alexandra Ford (Daniel Stein), and Kaleigh Charm Bordelon; great grandchildren, Skyler Kailie Johnson, Brennan Polo, Braydon Carroll Roy, Arielle Allysondra Rebecca Russell, Camden McCloud Roy, Ainsley Claire Polo, Anthony Martin Roy, Harlin Bryce Adams, Gianni Joseph Russell, Easton David Roy, Gentry Lynn Polo, Alexander Michael Stein, and Autumn Bordelon. She is preceded in death by her former husbands, Donald Ray Hutchison and Parlin Lillard Bordelon; parents, Leo and Ida Couvillion and grandson, Alexander Hutchison Ford. The pallbearers will be Carroll Harvey Bennett, Corey Bennett, Jason Polo, Joshua Roy, Sean Adams, and Braydon Roy.
Visitation will be held at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs, LA 70739, on Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Internment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Thursday, February 1, 2024
9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)
Thursday, February 1, 2024
11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)