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Esther Ardoin

October 15, 1937 — June 16, 2020


BASILE~It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Esther Jean Ardoin announces her passing on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in the comfort of her home while surrounded by her loving family by her side. She was 82. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00 pm on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile. Entombment will follow in the St. Augustine Mausoleum with Father Keenan Brown, Celebrant.

She was a homemaker and devoted her life to the care of her family. She was a very kind and loving woman and spending time with her family and friends brought a great deal of joy to her life. Leaving behind to mourn her loss and cherish her memories are her beloved husband of fifty six years, Julius Ardoin of Basile; three sons, Dwain Ardoin and Carla Esters of Ragley, Jimmy Ardoin and wife, Karen of Vidrine and Troy Ardoin and wife, Stefanie of Katy, TX; her brother, A.C. Louviere and wife, JoAnn of Lafayette; the six joys of her life, her grandchildren, Gage, Nick, Zack, Wyatt, Rainee and Briggs Ardoin; as well as extended family and friends. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her son, Keith Ardoin; her parents, Columbus and Lucy Doucet Louviere and brothers, Bobby and Benny Louviere.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Basile on Thursday, June 18th from 9:00 am until time of services.  A Rosary will be recited at 12 noon.

Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home, 1210 South Ryan Street, (337)432.6726 is in charge of arrangements.

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