JoEllen Marie Mire died on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at River Parishes Hospital at the age of 50. She was a longtime resident of Norco.
Ms. Mire attended Southeastern University in Hammond, and was a graduate of St. Charles Borromeo High School. She was a bookkeeper for several years for Milne Home in New Orleans, prior to Hurricane Katrina. In her younger days, she enjoyed tennis and bowling.
Rheumatoid arthritis stole her mobility and youth in her late 20s. Regardless of her impairments, though, her spirit was never diminished, and she was an inspiration to all who knew her personally. Later on, she gained a passion for computers and the Internet, where she expanded her network of friends to places as far away as Colorado.
She was the daughter of the late Rosalie Hebert and late Herman Mire; sister of Michael Mire; sister-in-law of Peggy Frechou Mire; and aunt of Kristen and Katie Mire. She’s also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, July 2, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, at 401 Spruce St. in Norco at 11:30 a.m. Visitation at the church on Thursday began at 9:30 a.m. and ended at 11:15 a.m. Interment was held in the St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Destrehan.
H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco was in charge of arrangements.