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Vilma Fortin

June 18, 1938 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 79)

Vilma Fortin, 79, passed away on July 2, 2017 at Ochsner Medical Center, Kenner.  Born June 18, 1938 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras to Carlos Fortin of San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Juana Oliva of Metapan, El Salvador.  Preceded in death by her 1st great-grandson, Brennan Newman.  Survived by her 2 sons, Hector Zelaya of Irvine California and Jaime Zelaya of Kenner, LA.  Grandmother of Niki Bernice, Jamie Leigh, Angela Renee, Dalton Douglas, Corrine Brianne, Ethan Alexander and numerous great-grandchildren.  Also survived by her aunt Maria Parsons.  A celebration of Vilma’s life will be held at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home at 1600 N. Causeway Blvd, Metairie, LA on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 11:00 am until 1:00 PM. 


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