MAMOU - Funeral services will be held at a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Mamou on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM for Jennie Andrus Hollahan, 83, who passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones.
Father Tom Voorhies will be celebrant of the mass and will conduct the funeral services.
Rite of Committal will take place in the Tee Mamou Cemetery.
Jennie was a long time resident of Ville Platte and worked as a bookkeeper for Dr. Reed Fontenot for many years. She enjoyed camping and spent many summers in Colorado where she loved to drink the cold beer of the Rocky Mountains while playing washer boards. She was very competetive and became a master of Bourré-drawing from her bookkeeping experience to ensure everyone put their share in to play. It was often remarked how she would put her finger down if you forgot to make your "quaterly" contribution to the game. Her Bourré career culminated in a gold medal at the Senior Olympics Bourré Competition of Prarie Manor Nursing Home, where she was also the 2018 Boggy Bayou Queen. Her family also remembers how accomplished she became as a seamstress. She made all the childrens clothes when they were younger, occasionally splurging when purchasing fabric, and hid the "excess" in the trunk of her car from her husband. Her family loved her dearly but is happy for her because she spread her light while on earth and they know she is with her husband in heaven.
She is survived by her two sons Chris Hollahan and his wife Amanda and Harry Hollahan, her two daughters Lisa Perron and husband Derwin, Sr. and Angie Rodriguez and husband Dr. Oscar Rodriguez, Sr., and two sisters Connie Higginbotham and husband Richard, and Gayle Cocke and husband Wayne. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her 10 grandchildren: Robyn Sarkies and husband Steven, Dr. Oscar Rodriguez, Jr. and wife Amanda, Tyler Rodriguez, Michael Fontenot and wife Brandi, Landon O'Pry and Hazel Garig, Bryant Vidrine, Katelyn Vidrine, Dustin Hollahan, Joey Hollahan and wife Nina, and Derwin Perron, Jr. and wife Jennifer. She also leaves behind her 15 great grandchildren: Ava Sarkies, Wesley Sarkies, Lena Rodriguez, Joanna Rodriguez, Jensen Rodriguez, Olivia Fontenot, Andrew Fontenot, Ethan Perron, Alexa Perron, Jackson Perron, Harley Perron, Baylon Perron, Jeremiah Hollahan, Jetson Hollahan, and Jolie Grace Hollahan.
Jennie is proceeded in death by her husband of 35 years, Harry L. Hollahan, parents, Ollie and Havard "Boss" Andrus and great grandson Lane Michael Rodriguez.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Mamou on Monday, May 14 from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 8:00 AM until time of service. A rosary will be led by Deacon Chuck Ortego on Monday evening at 6:30 PM.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Hollahan family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Mamou is in charge of arrangements.