She was educated in the St. Mary and Orleans Parish Public School systems. After working with her husband in a family pharmaceutical business, she was employed and retired from JC Penney in New Orleans. Alzina loved to dance and garden. In addition, she was an avid cook, reader and conversationalist. In her “spare” time she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and traveling.
Alzina was the youngest child of Charles and Ernestine Boutté LaSalle.
She is survived by her sons, Renaud and Edmond M. Boutté of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a niece that she considered a daughter, Bernadette Bondy Wilkinson of Baton Rouge; her godchild, Veranell Parks Sims of Houma; four grandchildren, Robert, Brandon, Edmond II, and Brandy Boutté; three great-grandchildren, Joseph, Baylee, and Jaxson; and a loving sister-in-law, Dorothy Collins LaSalle.
In addition, she is survived by eight nieces, five nephews, 20 great-nieces, 10 great-nephews, 10 great-great-nieces, and 11 great-great-nephews.
Alzina was preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Belton R. Boutté; her parents, Charles and Ernestine Boutté LaSalle; her sisters, Florine (Napoleon) Parks, Ethel (Henry) Wiltz, Grace (John) Washington, and Orlean (Theodore) Bondy; and her only brother, Collins LaSalle.
Thanks to Williamsburg Retirement Community and the staffs of Ochsner Hospital Emergency Room and 2nd Floor, Our Lady of the Lake Emergency Room and 5th Floor, SAGE Rehabilitation, Carpenter’s House, St. Joseph’s Hospice, and Ollie Steele Burden.
A special thank-you to Lois Norwood for devoted care during Alzina’s brief illness.
Her remains were entrusted to Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Baton Rouge Green.