Jauvanee Carpenter, 81

Mrs. Zoe Juavanee Carpenter, age 81 of Deport died on October 22, 2011 in Paris Regional Medical Center.  Funeral Services have been scheduled for 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 25 in the First United Methodist Church of Deport with the Reverend Debra May Officiating.   Burial will follow in Bogata Cemetery.  Wood Funeral Homes have charge of the arrangements.  Serving as active pallbearers will be Jerry Hutson, Mike Ward, Bobby Morris, Mark Morris, Jim Patterson, and Kenneth Adams.  Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Stanley, Allen Kilgore, Eddie Sheppard, Chris Chipman, Ryan Murphy, and Bill Utterback.  The family will receive  friends at their home in Deport on Monday from 2-8pm.


She was  born October 4, 1930 in Halesboro, Texas, the only child of Veo [Pete] and Oma Lea DayDaniell.  Mrs. Carpenter grew up in Deport and married James Carpenter November 10, 1951 in at the First United Methodist Church in Deport where she has been a member all of her life and held numerous offices including, Outreach Coordinator, Financial Secretary, and Treasurer.   Mrs. Carpenter was a Legal Secretary, working for Penland Distributors, The Hartnett Firm, and retiring from Bonneau Company.  After she and James moved back to Deport, she worked for the Deport Housing Authority for several years.  She was a member of the DAR and the Red River County Geneological Society  Preceding her in death was her son, Kyle Daniell Carpenter on January 23, 2011.


Survivors are her Husband, James of Deport; daughter,  Karen LeCour and son-in-law, James and grandsons, Logan and Hayden all of Farmers Branch; her “sister by choice” , Ruth Chipman and husband, Bill of Deport; Cousins in this area include  Lindsey and Ina Ward of Bogata; Doris Murphy of Deport, Kay and Chuck Chance and Barbara Patterson of Paris and many others in the Dallas area.

  1. Lori Mundie Lewis says:

    Dear James and Karen,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jauvanee at The Bonneau Company for several years. She was such a fun and wonderful lady, I enjoyed her friendship. I talked to her a couple years ago when we were having a Bonneau reunion, but she was not able to come. I was sorry to read that Kyle had passed away this year also. Whenever I drive by Selma Lane in FB I think of Jauvanee. God Bless you.

    With love,

    Lori Mundie Lewis

    • Karen LeCour says:


      Thank you so much for sharing your kind thoughts about Mom. My family and I still live in the house on Selma. Mom always treasured her time at Bonneau and the many friends she made while working there. Ken Dortsch was able to come to her service and we all greatly appreciated his effort in doing so.

      We will all miss Mom terribly but we know that she and Kyle are in a better place and are having a wonderful reunion.

      Karen LeCour

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