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Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Betty Lou Fournier Escalante, 83 years old, of Raceland, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 22, 2018, surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Henry Escalante. She is survived by her children, Carmelita Noyola (Ramon), Consuelo Madere (Michael), Enrique Escalante (Tracey), Teresita McNabb (Timothy), Armondo Escalante (Holly), and Maria Bovill (Shawn).

She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Damaso, Isabella and Carolina Noyola; Dustin, Taylor, Alejandro and Mia (deceased) Escalante; Nikolas and Felicia Melancon; Raven McNabb; Rosa, Chelbie, Cheyenne, Jesse and Holland Escalante; and one great grandchild, Brooke Escalante.)

Betty was born and raised in Raceland, Louisiana where she was a parishioner of St. Hilary Catholic Church. She lived most of her life in Raceland until two years ago, when she moved to Terrebonne Place Assisted Living in Houma, Louisiana.

She was an avid reader, loved to crochet, play Bingo and pray the rosary. Her life’s work revolved around raising her family. She will be missed and fondly remembered by family and friends.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Hilary Catholic Church in Raceland, Louisiana on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Visitation for family and friends will start at 10 a.m. with the memorial mass at 11 a.m.