Shirley G. Guedry (nee Shirley Mae Guillot) was born on November 30, 1922 in Paincourtville, La. and died Friday, June 14, 2013 at age 90 1/2.
She was a long time resident of Napoleonville, La. She was the third child of Paul E. Guillot Sr. and Sybil Triche. She married Leonard Guedry Sr. of Napoleonville on May 17, 1944. Shirley and Leonard had six children: Keith, Karen, Leonard Jr. "Len", Paul, Neil, and Robin, who is deceased. Visitation will be at St. Anne Church, Napoleonville, on Monday June 17, from 9:00 a.m. until mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Anne Cemetery. Shirley attended St. Elizabeth Convent in Paincourtville and graduated from St. Vincent Institute (now Ascension Catholic High School) in Donaldsonville, La. She worked as a secretary for Sugar Bowl Gas Company for a few years before her marriage to Leonard Guedry and subsequent move to Daytona Beach, Fla. Upon her return to Napoleonville with her husband and young son she became a devoted wife and mother. Although she worked as a secretary for Leonard's insurance business, her main focus was caring for her family. Over the years, her hobbies were her Catholic religion, sewing, cooking, and caring for her families and others. She was a member of many local organizations throughout her life. Shirley was a devout Catholic woman. She attended mass almost daily, prayed for everybody, and prayed the rosary every day of the week. She was heavily involved in the local religious education organization and taught catechism to the first communion class of St. Anne Church for over 30 years. Shirley is survived by her five children: a daughter, Karen Guedry, of Gonzales; four sons, Keith and his wife Linda, of Napoleonville; Leonard Jr. (Len), of Napoleonville; Paul and his wife Janice, of Napoleonville; and Neil and his wife Marsha, of Denham Springs. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Keith II (Kicka) and Michelle Guedry, of Brusly; Robyn (Guedry) and Pat Theriot, of Gonzales; Gerry Guedry and Shelley Hooper, of Gonzales; Corey Guedry, of Pineville; Jamie Guedry of Napoleonville; Dr. Kelly Guedry, of New Orleans; Heather (Guedry) and Jason Thibodaux, of Napoleonville; and Mitchell Guedry and Kristopher Guedry, of Denham Springs. Also surviving Shirley are nine great grandchildren; Rebecca and Keith III (KaCee) Guedry, of Brusly; Tyler and Patrick Theriot of Gonzales; Emily and Ashley Guedry, of Pineville; and Ella, Amelia, and Addison Thibodaux, of Napoleonville. Her only remaining sibling, Allen Guillot, and his spouse Barbara, of Gonzales, also survive Shirley. She was preceded in death by: Leonard, her husband of 64 years; her youngest child, Robin Ann Guedry; a grand daughter, Leslie Elaine Guedry; her parents, Paul and Sybil Guillot; and three siblings, Kathlyn Rae Dolese, Gerald Guillot, and Paul Guillot. Landry Funeral Home Inc., Thibodaux, is in charge of arrangements.