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Youngsville’s oldest resident honored on 101st birthday

Posted at 3:48 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 17:20:44-04

Saturday, Rosabell Boudreaux will be 101 years old and with that extraordinary age, comes an extraordinary gift – a day in her honor.

The 100-year-old has been a lifelong resident of Youngsville, born to natives of Youngsville in 1918. According to a proclamation, Boudreaux went to OV Leblanc through 8th grade and was also a trusted caregiver of children for local residents. 

Rosabell is the daughter of Corinne Johnson and Louis Peron. She was married to Sanders Boudreaux of Broussard for 62 years. She has 8 children and over 100 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Broussard grew up on what is now 2nd Street in the city. She now lives at Camelot of Broussard.

Her birthday June 1, will be known in Youngsville as Rosabell Boudreaux Day. She is the city’s oldest living resident.

On Friday, Mayor Ken Ritter presented Boudreaux with the proclamation which was officially signed and sealed.