Mary LeBouef Olivier Bothner, lovingly known as “Coonie,” passed away on June 12, 2020, at the age of 91 years. She was born and raised in Houma, Louisiana, but resided in Metairie for most of her adult life.
Coonie had a quick wit and delighted in telling jokes with a Cajun accent. Her hobbies included making dozens of porcelain dolls and doing crossword puzzles. In her younger days, she loved bowling and dancing. Every weekend, she could be found “cutting a rug” with her husband Al. In later years, she was an avid bingo player. One of her favorite pastimes was teaching and playing rummy with her children and grandchildren. Coonie will always be remembered for her style and sass, but most of all, her love and devotion to her family. Coonie leaves treasured memories to her children, Gayle (Charlie) McAlister, Charmaine (Monty) Burlingame, Wayne Olivier, and Kenneth Bothner. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Coonie was preceded in death by her parents, Jervis and Aline LeBouef; her brother, Buddy LeBouef, her husband, Alvin Bothner; and two sons, Patrick and Stephen Olivier. Funeral will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 6425 W Metairie Avenue, Metairie, LA, where she was a proud parishioner for 65 years, visitation on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 10:00- 11:00 am followed by Mass at 11:00 am. Entombment will take place at Lake Lawn Memorial Cemetery in New Orleans after the Mass.
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