Mae Desadier passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the age of 86.
Mae Neva Bynog Desadier was born April 20, 1927 to William and Marie Bynog of Emmanuel Community in Louisiana. She was one of seven children. She graduated at the top of her class from Cloutierville High School and attended Houston Business College. She married Ross Desadier June 7, 1951. Mae worked at the A&P Food Store as a bookkeeper for many years.
She enjoyed traveling and loved to visit her son Ross while he was stationed at various Marine Corps bases and her daughter Angie Colwell when her husband was stationed at numerous Army posts.
She loved sightseeing and visited a host of Catholic churches during her travels. She thoroughly enjoyed reading, playing cards, working crossword puzzles and telling jokes. In her later years she relocated to Garnette Gardens Assisted Living in Redwood Falls where she was affectionately known to all as the “joke lady”, to be near her daughter, Angie and her family.
While there she loved to attend jewelry making classes and made many necklaces and bracelets for those she loved. She looked forward to chatting on the phone with her sisters-in-law weekly while in Minnesota and sharing with them the enjoyment she got out of watching it snow during the long cold winters. Living the winters in Minnesota was a new experience for this Louisiana girl.
She was always amazed to find those whom she met at Garnette Gardens to say to her that she “talked funny”. She used to say, “ya’ll are the ones who talk funny.”
Mae was a devout Catholic and carried a beautiful blue rosary which had been a gift from her husband Ross, while they were dating in the 1940s. She had lost this rosary on many occasions, but it always seemed to make it back to her.
The most recent time was on her trip back to Louisiana this past August. While staying overnight in Perry, Okla. she forgot the rosary in the hotel room. When her daughter phoned to ask if the rosary had been found she was told yes.
They said they would be happy to mail the rosary, and when confirming the address found it to be the wrong address. Needless to say this rosary was never meant to be lost.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Angie Colwell and husband Carl, of Morton, Julie Desadier of Shreveport, La., and Ross Desadier and wife Bobbie of Natchitoches, La.; grandchildren, Charis and Andy Glover of Redmond, Ore., Jordan and Brittany Desadier of Terrebonne, Ore. and Karin and Mikala Colwell of Morton; great grandson, Tavin Desadier; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and ML Desadier of League City, Texas, Raymond and Lee Desadier of Houston, Texas, Sis Durr of Natchitoches, La., Ann Bynog of Tioga, La. and Wilbert Pardee of Campti, La.
Page 2 of 2 - Mae also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
She is preceded in death by her husband Ross Desadier, her parents, William and Marie Bynog and her siblings, Donald Bynog, Carrie Rachal, Gertrude Akins, Sam Bynog, Ruth Pardee and Lank Bynog and grandson, Chad Desadier.
The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mrs. Sue Sklar who brought communion to Mother each Thursday during her brief stay in Natchitoches Community Care Center and for arranging for Father Ryan Humphries to administer the Apostolic Pardon on the evening of her passing. Although Mae’s stay at the Natchitoches Community Care Center was brief, we would like to thank the staff for their exceptional care of our Mother.
We would also like to thank Chelsey, Lisa and Margaret at Garnette Gardens, who gave Mother such wonderful care during her five years as a resident there.
A very special thank you to Sister Jodie Zimmerman for always visiting Mother after communion at Garnette Gardens. She loved these ladies and always spoke so highly of them.
Mae’s wish was to have her body donated to science in hopes of helping mankind in some small way.
A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date. Mae will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and extended family.