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Elsie Marks Kidder

Arnaudville – A Funeral Service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 6, 2018, at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church for Elsie Marks Kidder, 72, who passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Lafayette General Medical Center.
Deacon Ken Soignier officiated at the Funeral Service. Readers were Glenda Brasseaux and Brandi Schexnayder.
Interment followed at St. John Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville.
Elsie spent 20 years working in the restaurant industry before becoming self-employed in the janitorial business. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading and sewing. Elsie loved spending time with her family and spent her life caring for others. She will be remembered for her kind-hearted spirit and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her sons, Neal Kidder, Kevin Kidder and wife Christine, and Daniel Kidder; daughter, Claudette Thompson and husband James; sister, Cheryl Dawsey and husband Leonard; brothers, Broudie “Butch” Guilbeau and wife Lucy and Gerald Courville and wife Cindy; grandchildren, Jacques Dupuis, Alison Pisani, Kristina Guyer, Lauren Savant, Bradley Thompson, Cara Kidder, Caray Kidder, Logan Kidder, Aquilles Dupuis and Amelia Kidder; great-grandchildren, Madison Dupuis, Marlee Dupuis, Mya Dupuis, Madyson Guyer, Audrey Savant and Jevin Guidry; and a daughter-in-law, Joy Dupuis.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herman Jean-Jacques Dupuis; second husband, Bradley Kidder; son, Adam Wade “Binky” Dupuis; parents, Merrick and Rose LaGrange Marks; brother, Gene Allen Marks; and great-grandchild, Emma Guyer.
Pallbearers were Neal Kidder, Kevin Kidder, Daniel Kidder, Jacques Dupuis, Caray Kidder and Logan Kidder.
Honorary pallbearers will be Broudie “Butch” Guilbeau, Aquilles Dupuis, and Blaine Campbell.
Pellerin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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