LANDRENEAU, Cornelia A. (Gaston)
Mrs. Cornelia Alice Landreneau, (Gaston) May 2, 1915 to August 3, 2009. Cornelia (Connie) Alice Landreneau was born on May 2, 1915, in Okemah, Oklahoma. She died August 3, 2009, in Edmond, Oklahoma, after a short illness. She was 94 years old. Connie was preceded in death by her parents Edward Aaron Gaston and Dorothea Florence (Ballard) Gaston; her husband of 60 years, Clyde Joseph Landreneau; two brothers E. A. Gaston, Jr., and Dale L. Gaston; and cousin Dorothea Todd. Connie is survived by her sister Martha Jean Shakely; nephew Greg Gaston and wife Jane; niece Cecelia Kyle and husband Harry; nephew Jack Shakely and his son Benton; sister-in-law M. Jo Gaston; niece Sue Ann Toma and husband Joe; and many great nieces and nephews. Connie graduated from Weleetka High School in Weleetka, Oklahoma. She attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha and later East Central State College in Ada, Oklahoma, where she graduated with degrees in drama and business. After graduation, she taught at Pawhuska High School for a time before taking a job with Texaco Oil Company in Tulsa. It was in Tulsa that she met her future husband, Clyde Landreneau, who was stationed with the Army at Camp Gruber in Braggs, Oklahoma. They were married in 1946, and later moved to Sulphur, Louisiana, where they established a dental practice in Sulphur and Mamou, Louisiana. Connie lived a rich and wonderful life and was a lady of many interests with travel, square dancing and the arts being most prominent. Connie and her husband travelled extensively around the United States and Mexico always finding a place to square dance as they went. Connie participated in local theatre groups feeding her flare for the dramatic, but her main love was oil painting. Her artwork appeared in several art shows in Louisiana. Connie was also very active in the Maplewood Methodist Church in Maplewood, Louisiana. A graveside service was held at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah, Oklahoma, with burial in the Gaston family plot on Thursday, August 6, 2009. Brian Hailey, associate pastor of The Gathering Church in Tulsa, conducted the service.