Pauline McCarrell Wilder

October 3, 1925 — April 22, 2014
Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline McCarrell Wilder will be held Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson, with a gathering of family and friends beginning at 10 a.m. Bro. Ben Thibodaux will officiate the service. She will be laid to rest in the Patterson Protestant Cemetery in Patterson.
Mrs. Pauline, who was a native of Rockwood, Texas, and a 47-year resident of Patterson, passed away at the age of 88 on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Lafayette.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with family, a good cup of coffee, and was an avid reader. Many will remember her from her time working for the St. Mary Parish School Board as the cafeteria manager at Patterson High School, where she worked for 17 years. Following her retirement from the school board, she went on to work at the Patterson Branch of the St. Mary Parish Library for 23 years, retiring in April of 2013 at the age of 87. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include one son, Terry Wilder and his wife, Kathy, of Lakeside, Calif.; one daughter, Libby Vannoy of Lafayette; one brother, Charles McCarrell of Abilene, Texas; one son-in-law, Jack Jones of Patterson; five grandchildren, Teresa Pearn, Michelle Bayne, Casey Jones, Rebecca Barfield and Patricia Vannoy; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Clarence Wilder; one daughter, Carolyn Wilder Jones; one son-in-law, Tommy Vannoy; and her parents, Towery Lee McCarrell and Florence Bell Kline McCarrell.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary Inc., 1111 Lia St., Patterson, LA 70392; phone, 985-395-7873.

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