Abbeville—Funeral services will be held Monday, November 21, 2011 at a 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 300 Pere Megret Street, Abbeville, LA honoring the life of Deborah Ann Dunstane Villien, who died Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Lafayette General Medical Center.
She will be laid to rest at St. Mary Magdalen Cemetery with Father Scott DesOrmeaux officiating the services. Pallbearers include Fred Villien, Dr. Barry Bohn, Rusty Citron, Jason Guidry, Andrew Hursey and Charles Hursey.
Mrs. Villien was born in Concord, NH on February 15, 1947. Debbie graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a degree in Education. Her passions were teaching, cooking, entertaining, decorating, gardening and travel. She had a pure love of children demonstrated early in her life through the adoption of her own two children, through her many years of teaching and most recently, the love of her granddaughters. Debbie was an early childhood educator for over 30 years. For more than 15 years, she taught and later became the director of First United Methodist Preschool in Alexandria, LA. She then taught at both Lafayette Parish and Vermilion Parish schools. Debbie was a member of the Junior League of Alexandria where she volunteered her time and service to those in need. She was also a member of AAUW, American Association of University Women, and LACUS, Louisiana Association of Children Under Six. Debbie will be remembered for her love of live, many dear friendships, fun-loving spirit, sense of style, Southern etiquette and most importantly, as a nurturing wife, mother, friend and teacher.
She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Edward Villien of Abbeville, LA. Her brother, Paul Dunstane and wife, Colleen, of Alexandria, LA. Her son, Brandon Trent and wife, Erin, of Baton Rouge, LA. Her daughter, Heather Trent of New Orleans, LA. Her stepson, Ted Villien of Houston, TX. Her stepdaughter, Rachel Guidry and husband, Marcel, of Baton Rouge, LA. Two granddaughters, Olivia Trent and Madeleine Guidry, both of Baton Rouge, LA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Richard Dunstane and Laura Mae Ordoyne Dunstane.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Vincent Funeral Home - Abbeville, 209 S. St. Charles Street, on Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; Monday, November 21, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Acadiana (260 Johnson St., Suite 200, Lafayette, LA 70503 or www.hospiceacadiana.com) or Lewy Body Dementia Association (912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 or www.lbda.org).