Dolores Nettleton Ventura
Dolores Nettleton Ventura died surrounded by family after complications from surgery on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the age of 88. She was a native of Pointe-a-la-Hache, LA, and a resident of Bourg, LA. She is survived by her three daughters: Debbie Yelverton; Judy Bascle and husband, Douglas; and Lynne Scott and husband, Blake; six grandchildren: Cally Yelverton Trosclair and husband, James; Regina Bascle Champagne and husband, Jude; Scottie Scott and wife, Angela; Benjamin Yelverton; Stacey Bascle Leone and husband, Michael; and Brittany Scott; 12 great-grandchildren: Cameron Trosclair, Destiney Parfait (and Austin), Ella Scott, Jamie Trosclair, Chloe Trosclair, K’Leigh Champagne, Ryley Parfait, Claire Champagne, Raelyn Scott, Brantley Scott, Mikey Leone, and Saylor Scott; and one great-great-grandchild: Jaxon DeHart. She is also survived by two sisters: Noel Lambert and husband, Ronald and Nelda Parker and husband, Jim; three brothers: Herbert Nettleton and wife, Jean; Lloyd Nettleton and wife, Nora; Terry Nettleton and wife, Sandy; and sisterin-law, Mary Jane Nettleton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Joseph Ventura; parents: Wilfred and Rita Falgout Nettleton; brothers: Ronald, Reynold, and Carrol Nettleton; and sons-in-law: Wayne LeBoeuf and Robert Yelverton. Dolores started as a substitute clerk with the United States Postal Service in 1950 and retired as Bourg Postmaster in 1992. She belonged to the National Association of Postal Workers and served as secretary/treasurer and president of the Louisiana chapter. As president, she traveled to Japan and China to represent the USA. Dolores also belonged to the Bourg Lyons Auxillary, where she served as president for one year. She traveled with the “Billy Club” to assist at the Krewe of Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations, and she belonged to the Krewe of Flames. Dolores and her husband sailed with the South Louisiana Sailing Association and enjoyed traveling in their camper. On Tuesday evenings, you could find them dancing at the Houma / Terrebonne Waterlife Museum. Dolores also found great reward in working in her yard and spending time with her family. The family would like to extend their gratitude to St. Joseph Hospice, Rev. Cody Chatagnier of St. Ann Catholic Church, and Dolores’s sitters, Aglae and Debbie. A memorial mass will be held at a later date due to COVID restrictions. Samart Funeral Home of Houma, Bayou Blue, is in charge of the arrangements.