Margie Savoie

Margie Conner Savoie, the loving center of her family and gracious friend to all, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at the age of 89.

Margie was born on Mar. 1, 1932, in Lake Arthur to Arthmond and Alice Conner. On Apr. 19, 1952, she married the love of her life, Harold Savoie, whom she met on a blind date. Together, they raised five daughters, Margaret, Alice, Kaylynn, Yvonne, and Trudy in Cameron Parish. Theirs was a household of laughter from the very beginning, with family and friends gathering around Margie’s table to play Skip-Bo, Mexican train dominoes, and eat the best home cooking.

Margie loved others with a level of care unlike anyone else—her open heart and open arms welcomed all. The moment anyone entered her home, their burdens lifted and their faces filled with a smile. If laughter is the best medicine, Margie’s company could cure any ailment. Those who often visited Margie say that some of their happiest memories occurred in her home.

Better than most, Margie understood how to cherish the time you have. Almost daily each summer, she brought her girls to Rutherford Beach to feel the sand beneath their feet when they were young. Later in life, she traveled with Harold to 49 states in their motorhome. She quilted, gardened, and grew the most exceptional flowers in Grand Lake. There was magic in the everyday for Margie, a lesson she taught simply by being who she was.

After surviving Harold, Margie became a model for the strength it takes to rejoice through hard times. No matter her circumstances, Margie’s faith never wavered. A parishioner of St. Mary of the Lake, she read her Bible and prayed the rosary daily. Her favorite time to count her blessings was during the holidays when every member of her large, happy family gathered round to share and create memories together.
Margie was preceded in her passing by her parents; her husband; her sisters, Dorothy Bonsall, Veda Boudreaux, and Alva Savoie; her brother, Clifford Conner; and her grandson, Lance Labove.

She is survived by her sisters, Emma Jean Crochet and Ella Mae Duhon; her brothers, John and Adam Conner; her daughters, Margaret, Alice, Kaylynn, Yvonne, and Trudy; her sons-in-law, Ed Sonnier, Floyd Kidder, Ricky Poole, Paul Kline, and Ward Theriot; her 10 grandchildren; her 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Through them, her love will be passed down across the ages. As often as a room fills with laughter, they will remember the joy, the strength, and the love of Margie.

Visitation was held on Monday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a rosary service at 12 p.m. and a funeral service at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s of the Lake in the hall. Monsignor James Gaddy officiated. A graveside service at Highland Memorial followed shortly thereafter under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Martha Conner and Dianne Armentor for taking such good care of Margie.

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(Paid Memorial)