March 9, 1922-May 4, 2019
Irene B. Rachal, 97, of Derry passed away May 4, 2019. She was born in Cloutierville March 9, 1922, to Alcide and Josephine (Waites) Beaudoin.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Felix Rachal Sr.; and son Felix Rachal Jr. (Julie). She was also preceded in death by immediate brothers, Kelly Beaudoin (Beulah), Rayno Beaudoin (Eula) and sisters; Caroline “Carrie” Metoyer (Charles), Cora Kirkland (Charlie) and Susan “Susie” Couty (Lawrence) and many half brothers and sisters.
Irene was a long time parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cloutierville, a member of the altar society and attended mass regularly. She had a love for quilting, gardening, cooking and baking. Some of her most favorite memories were times spent in the kitchen and quilting with family and friends.
Irene is survived by her son, Edison James Rachal (Doris) of Natchez; daughter, Margaret Cloutier (Charles) of Pingree Grove, Ill.; son, Alencon “Donnie” Rachal (Mary) of Kilgore, Texas; brothers, James Beaudoin and Victor Beaudoin Sr. (Hattie); and sister, Orena Genevieve Christophe (late, Herman). She was a grandmother to James Rachal Jr., Donna Cloutier, the late Michael Rachal, Denise Rachal, Tammy Cloutier, Amy Lowring and Alex Rachal Jr. (Shannon); a great-grandmother to 16; great-great-grandmother to 10, aunt to an abundance of nieces and nephews; and missed by a host of other family and friends.
Services for Irene B. Rachal will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cloutierville Tuesday, May 7. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., mass at 11 a.m. and burial immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in memory of Irene B. Rachal to any one of the following: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Cloutierville, Hospice of Natchitoches, Courtyard of Natchitoches and/or LA Extended Care of Natchitoches.