I remember when I was kid in Baton Rouge, La there was only one home away from home for me and that was at John and Lois Vallet’s house. They were the kindest people I’ve ever known and I would always be so excited to eat there. We would have their pepper steak, rice, gravy and vegetables. It was great and I have yet to find anyone who can out do Mrs. Lois. But it’s with a heavy heart that Mrs. Vallet has lost her husband John. He died just last week. I won’t tell you the nickname he and his wife had for me because it’d make you laugh. But he will truly be missed. Here’s the obituary from Baton Rouge:
|John Leroy Vallet, a native of New Roads, La. and a resident of Baton Rouge, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012 at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 89, a carpenter of local #1098 for over 50 years. He was also a World War II U.S. Army Veteran.
Visiting at St. Agnes Catholic Church until Rosary, followed by Mass of Christian Burial, conducted by Msgr. Robert Berggreen. Interment at Port Hudson National Cemetery. Arrangements by Rabenhorst Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Vallet; sons, Peter Verret, Andre Verrett, and Todd Verret; sister, Sylvia Vallet; brother, Clarence Vallet; grandchildren, Chris and Stephanie; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents, Theophile and Marie Vallet, and sisters, Iris Patin, Evelyn Ricard, Norma Vallet and Sadie Dorgan.
Obituary published in The Advocate on May 3, 2012.
Port Hudson National Cemetery
East Baton Rouge Parish