Eula Mae Gast was a longtime resident of Morgan City, born in Berwick on July 30, 1927, to the late Charles and Annette Besse. Eula passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Morgan City at the age of 85.
Eula is survived by her daughter, Rita Mae Nelson and her husband, Henry, of Denham Springs; her sisters, Mabel Lester of Morgan City and Marie Toups of Athens; and her brother, Henry “Gay” Besse of Morgan City. Eula is also survived by her three grandchildren, Amber Hendrick and her husband, Adam, Nicholas Nelson, and Stephanie Mouhot and her husband, Mathieu; and two great-grandchildren, Thomas Mouhot and Hannah Hendrick.
Eula was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; her parents, Charles and Annette Besse; two sisters, Frances Norman and Elizabeth Besse; and three brothers, Marvin Besse, Alex Besse, and Charles Besse Jr.
Visitation will be at Hargrave Funeral Home beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. in the Hargrave Funeral Chapel. Eula will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.