Minden Press-Herald

Sep 16th

Leontine Mae Ory Gros

Celebratory Mass for Mrs. Leontine Mae Ory Gros, 93, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 3, 2011, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Norco, with Father Terry Becnell officiating. Entombment will take place following services at St. Peters Cemetery in Reserve.

The family will be receiving friends for visitation Saturday, September 3, 2011, from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Norco.

Mrs. Gros was born October 6, 1917, in Garyville, to the late Marcelin Eustach and Leonie LeBlanc Ory and passed away peacefully August 26, 2011, in Minden, surrounded by family. She was a dedicated member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 195 for 57 years.

Mrs. Gros was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 62 years, Emile Victor Gros, Jr.; and one son, Michael Gerard Gros.

Left to cherish her memory will be one daughter, Lynette Gros Stubbs and husband, Charles of Minden; three sons, David and wife, Connie of LaPlace; James and wife, Joan of Abita Springs; and Charles of Destrehan; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Honoring her as pallbearers will be Brad Gros, David Gros, James Gros, Robert Norton, John Church and Charles Stubbs. Honorary pallbearers will be the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 195.

The family would like to extend their warmest gratitude to Dr. Michael Chanler, Chris Harris, Pat Harris, Lillie Norton, Erica Pitchford, Teresa Smith and Rosita Thomas for the compassionate care provided their mother.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her memory to the Sutton Children's Hospital; mailing address: CHRISTUS Schumpert Health System Foundation, One Saint Mary Place Shreveport, LA 71101. Call 681-6781.

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