Janice DuPre’

Janice Elaine Stevens Rice DuPre’, 57, a native of Houma, La., and resident of Garden City, Texas, died on Monday, March 21, 2016, of esophageal cancer.

When Mrs. DuPre’ cracked a joke, people couldn’t help but smile. She enjoyed painting and crafts, genealogy and spending time with her dogs, Rocky and Angel. She was the ultimate LSU fan.

She is survived by her husband, Michael DuPre’; sons, Stephen (fiancé Alissa Polley) and Jason (Jaedyn) Rice; stepsons, Shane and Jacque DuPre’; daughters, Jamie (Nils) Andersen and Jennifer (Hunt Collins) Rice; stepdaughter, Michelle (Harold) Barnes; one grandchild and one on the way; brothers, Michael Sr. Joseph Sr., Harry, Thomas, Gerald, John and Chris Stevens; and sisters, Jacquelyn Regner, Linda Ward, Norma Gautreaux and Mary Cradeur.

Entombment is at St. Francis de Sales No. 2.

(Chauvin Funeral Home)

Janice DuPre’