May 19, 1927-April 26, 2018

A service to honor the life of Mrs. Betty Jo Poche’ was at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home with Fr. Brian Seiler officiating.  Entombment followed at Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Joey Poche’, Jim Poche’, Kyle Pleasant, Pat Poche’, Pete Pleasant, Shannon Harris and Jason St. Germain.  Honorary pallbearers were Ashton Poche’, James Poche’ and Brooks St. Germain.

Betty Jo Poche’, 90, and a resident of Natchitoches, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018.  She was born on May 19, 1927, to Edgar and Mary Hendrick Jarriett in Campti.

She was a devout Catholic lady, a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was very active in the Catholic Daughters organization.  A longtime supervisor of the lunchroom at Parks Elementary, she enjoyed being a servant to so many children over the years.  Her civic contributions were never-ending as she volunteered her time and served as a Pink Lady at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center.  She will be remembered as a great cook who enjoyed preparing meals for her family.  In her spare time, she would sew and crochet, and made so many beautiful things for family and friends.  She loved to dance and enjoyed life on earth and we take comfort in knowing she has received her eternal reward in heaven.

Betty Jo was predeceased by her husband, Elmo Poche’; son, Wayne Poche’; a brother, Edgar Francis Jarriett; and her parents, Edgar and Mary Jarriett.

She is survived by her son, Ronnie Poche’ and wife Karen of Natchitoches; daughter, Carolyn Pleasant and husband Doyle of Marthaville; brother, Nolan Charles Jarriett; sisters-in-law, Jerri Poche’ and Iva Jarriett; and a daughter-in-law, Wanda Poche’.  She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Michelle Poche’, Joey Poche’, Pat Poche’, Jim Poche’, Pete Pleasant, Kyle Pleasant, Courtnie St. Germain and Shannon Harris; as well as a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to a special friend, Sherry Perez, as well as to Hospice of Natchitoches for the care given during such a difficult time.

In lieu of floral contributions, please make a donation to American Cancer Society in Betty Jo’s name.