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Funeral Services celebrating the beautiful life of Jane Ann Beauregard Braddock, 59, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe with Dr. Mark Fenn officiating.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jane Ann Beauregard Braddock, age 59 of West Monroe, Louisiana.
Jane Ann Beauregard Braddock was born on June 7, 1963, in Shreveport, LA, and passed away on December 15, 2022. She was the elder daughter of Dr. Wilbur Gerard “Jerry” and Jane Kathryn Polk Beauregard. She graduated from West Monroe High School in 1981. She then went on to graduate with an Associate Degree in Flight Attendance from Northeast Louisiana University (ULM), a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Northeast Louisiana University (ULM), an Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Hinds Community College (Jackson, MS) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (RN) from Northeast Louisiana University (ULM). Respiratory Therapy proved to be her most beloved profession… she practiced for almost 30 years and thoroughly enjoyed the one on one care that she administered to her patients at Glenwood Regional Medical Center. Jane Ann was what the British would have described as a “Tall Drink of Water” due to her tall and slender stature, her graceful walk and her beautiful green eyes. Jane Ann could literally throw on a pair of jeans and a simple white shirt and appear akin to a run-way model with little to no effort. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and flying overseas to many countries with her parents, sister and her husband, Jim. One of her many passions was exploring different cultures, various cuisines, architecture, landscapes, and of course the indigenous people and animals within those locations. She also enjoyed sailing, fishing, camping, gardening, bird-watching, making jewelry, and viewing movies. Jane Ann was a beloved wife, daughter, big sister, aunt and friend. Jane Ann gave new meaning to the expression, “9 Lives” as she cherished not only her 9 felines but lived life to its fullest. Some would even go as far to declare that she adored animals more than she did humans. She routinely reiterated that all people should practice true love… unconditional love as did Jesus Christ and as her 4-legged “children” demonstrated to her upon a daily basis.
Jane Ann volunteered her services at the River Cities Humane Society for Cats in Monroe, LA and contributed to several other animal charities and conservation societies throughout her lifetime. She was a staunch animal rights and environmental activist and had a tremendous wealth of knowledge concerning many species of flora and fauna… especially Louisiana indigenous species. She adored the ocean, constantly learning about the many oceanic life-forms. She was most content whenever she was immersed in nature: on a beach, in the mountains, on the water, or tending to her numerous plants, trees, wild birds, squirrels, frogs, toads, turtles, skinks, insects and anything else that flew, crawled or slithered into her beautiful yard, courtyard and greenhouse. She had the BIGGEST heart and ultimate RESPECT for all of God’s creatures and never lost her amazing sense of ‘child-like wonder.’ If she could have fit every single creature, plant and tree into her backyard and house, she would have done so. Her mother-in-law, Bobbi Braddock, would joke and say, “Jane Ann, you can’t save the world!” In Jane Ann’s eyes, she did ‘save the world’ one patient, one plant and one animal at a time…
On one occurrence just last year, Jane Ann and her husband were returning back from running errands and witnessed two very tiny kittens which had been dumped in the middle of Warren Drive. She demanded that Jim pull over, stop and drop her off in order to save the kittens. As she darted across the busy street, dodging numerous speeding vehicles, she managed to save one but was not in time to save the other one. As the kitten had not been weened, she sought advice from an emergency veterinarian on how to save this kitten. The little tabby kitten’s prognosis was not favorable, and it was touch and go for many days. She and Jim took shifts staying up all hours of the night nursing this kitten back to health. She named her Ayah which means “miracle” in Hebrew. This is just one of the MANY ‘miracles’ that Jane Ann performed throughout her life-time, especially when it came to animals and plants. Just very recently, Jane Ann was elated that several neighbors had inquired about her caring for their pets while they were on vacation. She felt honored that she had been considered for such a ‘dream job’ and privilege…and refused any monetarily compensation.
Jane Ann had a unique sense of humor and touched so very many lives with her beautiful smile, her witty expressions, her comical mannerisms, and her spontaneous showering of ‘happy’ gifts to friends and family. She was oftentimes shy, until one was privileged enough to get to know her upon a deeper level. She was an intelligent, kind and a generous soul who will be deeply and whole-heartedly missed… but never forgotten.
Jane Ann was preceded in death by her mother, Jane Kathryn Polk Beauregard and her father, Dr. Wilbur Gerard “Jerry” Beauregard of West Monroe, LA. She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents: Donald James Knox and Mary L. Metcalf Polk of Houston, TX/Monroe, LA, and her paternal grandparents, Wilbur George and Ida Peyton Colquitt Beauregard of Benton, LA.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 22 years, James “Jim” Leland Braddock of West Monroe, LA, sister, Dr. Kathryn Elizabeth Beauregard, niece, Keyton Jane Southerland, nephew, Kepner Dell Southerland, II all of Shreveport/Bossier City, LA, uncle, Charles Edward Doerler, Jr., aunt, Mary Jean Polk Doerler, one first cousin, Mary Kate Doerler-McKinzie and her husband Shawn Darren McKinzie, cousins, Travis Ryan McKinzie and his wife, Megan McKinzie, their daughter Beau Harper McKinzie and Sarah Kathryn McKinzie, all of Lawton, OK, several other cousins, many friends and her goddaughter, Megan Kathryn Falvey of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by her nine “angelic” fur-babies/cats: Aslan, Kieran, Finn, Ava, Alex, Graham, Wyatt, Will and Ayah.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
Memorials/Donations may be made to the River Cities Humane Society for Cats.