Betty Chauvin Mertz
Betty Chauvin Mertz, wife of the departed William Mertz, of Jesuit Bend, LA, passed away June 3, 2019 at 8:59 PM, surrounded by her family at the age of 89. She was born July 12, 1929 to Rene and Ella Buras Chauvin. She was preceded in death by her brothers Harvey, Ray, Louis and Richard Chauvin. She is survived by her beloved sister, Lynda Chauvin Gilbert. She married William Mertz April 21 1951, and they remained married for 56 years until his death. They made a life devoted to family, and traveled the world together. They have four children, Kathy (Jerome) Richard, William Mertz, Thomas (Andrea) Mertz, Michael (Debbie) Mertz and Cathy Scarabin. She was a wonderful mother not only to her children, but to her son and daughters in law, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She had many stories to tell, like the first time she met her husband, or driving to Alaska in an RV, or going to the theater for just a quarter, but the best story she gave us was her life. We welcome you to celebrate her final story with us. We are at peace knowing she was eagerly greeted by her love. Together in their new life, wherever they may go, they will always remember to stop and smell the flowers. Relatives and friends of the family attended the visitation on Thursday, June 6, 2019 and Friday, June 7, 2019 at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expwy., Harvey, LA; and the funeral mass on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 8968 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, LA. Interment: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Belle Chasse, LA. Family and friends may view and sign the online guest book at www.mothefunerals.com.