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Current Obituaries

Obituaries from the January 10 paper.

Utly Trahan

Utly Steven Trahan, 94, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Carlyss where he resided since 2008 after Hurricane Ike.

Prior to 2008, he lived in Johnson Bayou, where he was born. He worked and retired from the Louisiana DOTD. Before working for the state, he was also a school bus driver and janitor at Johnson Bayou High School. He was a cattleman and served overseas during World War II as a medic in the U. S. Army.

He is survived by his children, Peggy Boudreaux and husband Mike of Longville, Danny Michael Trahan and wife Nell of Abbeville, Malcolm Dean Trahan and wife Marilyn, Lynn Trahan and wife Donna, and Tony Ray Trahan and Debbie, all of Carlyss, and Randy Steven Trahan and wife Vickie, and Ricky Lane Trahan and wife Marsha, all of Johnson Bayou; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgie Marie Trahan; parents, Alfred and Effie Trahan; and eight siblings.

His funeral was held Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Johnson Bayou Baptist Church. Rev. Jack Gandy officiated. Burial was in Head of the Hollow Cemetery in Johnson Bayou.

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Barbara Arthur

Barbara Ann “Bobbie: Choate Arthur, 76, of Iowa, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 in Lake Charles.

Barbara was born Cameron where she grew up. She resided several places throughout her life, including Hawaii and Wisconsin. In the early 1960s she returned to her hometown until moving to Calcasieu Parish in 2000. She held many positions in various fields including clerical/bookkeeping, healthcare, as well as being a small business owner.

Survivors include her children, Robert Dale Dunno (Debbie) of Seward, Alaska, Richard Dale Dunno (Sonya) of Rayne, and Michelle Racca (Tim) of Lake Charles; sister, Lorraine Johnson of Big Lake; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lelia and Joseph Choate; an infant daughter; a grandson, Josh Aaron Racca; and four siblings.

Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Johnson Funeral Home. Deacon George Carr will officiate. Burial will follow the service in Sweetlake Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until start of the service Thursday at the funeral home.

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