Beulah Deshotel Hubbard Cason, age 87, of Lone Pine

Funeral Services for Beulah Deshotel Hubbard Cason will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Melançon Funeral Home, Bunkie, Louisiana, with Reverends Jack Osteen and Grady Dodge officiating. Friends and relatives may call from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Melançon Funeral Home, followed by a private family burial. Arrangements are under the direction of Melançon Funeral Home, Bunkie.

Ms. Beulah Deshotel Hubbard Cason, age 87, of Lone Pine, Louisiana, passed from this life on Monday, April 27, 2015 at her residence. Ms. Beulah was preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Murrel J. Hubbard, and her son, Michael Lynn Hubbard. Ms. Beulah married again later in life and died a widow. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Cedo and Mathilde Joubert Deshotel, her sister, Julia Chenevert, and her brothers, Louis Deshotel. Clifton “Moot” Deshotel, David Deshotel and John Deshotel.

She is survived by her daughters, Cathy Hubbard Roshto and husband, Steve, and Glenda Hubbard Cole and her husband Rayford, of Center Point, LA, and her son, Patrick Hubbard and his wife, Liz, of Bayou Jacque, LA; eight grandchildren, ten great grand-children, and four great-great grand-children.

She was born on August 18, 1927. Her father passed away while she was a very young child and she learned from her mother and older siblings to raise a vegetable garden, milk cows, and preserve vegetables and fruit to help her family survive during the Great Depression era. She possessed a strong, independent spirit and returned to graduate from high school after remaining at home for two years to help her mother care for a gravely ill brother. She used her homemaking and gardening skills to help raise her own family. She was an excellent cook and seamstress and when time allowed, crocheted beautiful items of clothing and afghans. She took great pride in showing and sharing her canned vegetables and fruit. After raising her own family, she attended nursing school, became a nurse at age 50, and began a new career to supplement the family income.

Until the end of her life, she taught her family to love the Lord, read the Bible, and live by His Word. She related that as a child, her mother placed her and her siblings on an old mare and walked several miles to get them to church on Sunday. By example, she taught her children independence, a strong work ethic, and satisfaction in jobs well done. In her twilight years, she shared many memories and stories of her childhood. During the last months of her life, she very much enjoyed looking at photos of all generations of her grandchildren.

She so loved her family, her church family, and those very special nurses and aides of Journey Hospice who all made it possible for her to remain in her home as long as possible. Her children wish to thank present and former staff of Journey Hospice for going very much beyond the scope of their jobs in caring for their mother. Her children also wish to thank those members of her community and church family for all of their prayers, and for the help and care they provided to Ms. Beulah during her time of need.

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