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Louise Rae Wood, 86, Orange


Last updated 1/19/2021 at 7:28pm

Louise Rae Wood, 86, of Orange, passed away on January 13, 2021, in Beaumont. Born in DeRidder, Louisiana, on March 24, 1934, she was the daughter of Leo Ladner and Winnie (Prather) Ladner. Louise was a longtime member of 2nd Baptist Church in Bridge City where she faithfully served her Lord. She was a master gardener and loved to tend to her roses. Louise had a special place in her heart for her fur-baby, Little Bit. She was an excellent homemaker and a wonderful cook. Louise often enjoyed visiting her loved ones in Louisiana, and spending time catching up with them. She will be missed by all those who loved her.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Winnie Ladner; husband, Melvin Wood; son, Ben Cole; and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Cole. She is survived by her significant other, Carl Busby; children, Danny Cole of Bridge City, Linda Watz and husband James of Little Cypress; daughter-in-law, Martha Cole of San Antonio; grandchildren, Michael Cole and wife Shanin, Rebecca Cole, Tiffanie Baltazar and husband Joe, Misti Freeman and husband Greg, Dusty Cole and wife Tonya, and Stacy Breaux and husband Dale; great-grandchildren, Bryce Rambo, Espyn Burks, Jordyn Burks, McKenzie Freeman, Shane Cole, Parker Freeman, Evan Cole, Shaylee Watz and Falcon Cole; and siblings, Dorothy Hines, Bertha M. Bailey, Marjorie Cole; along with numerous nieces and nephews.


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