Noelle Margaret Hendricks, 83, passed away July 16,2018 aft Jefferson Manor Nursing Home, Baton Rouge.  Born in Brooklyn, New York, she entered the French order of nuns Daughters of Wisdom in 1954.  On Long Island she taught and was the school nurse in a Catholic elementary school; volunteered in a Catholic hospital; and, attended St. John’s University (Jamaica, Queens NY) until 1967 when she was dispensed from her vows; and she joined her sister Aileen in Austin, Texas.  She earned a BA degree in Special Education from The University of Texas; married Joseph Barron in 1972 (deceased 1992); taught elementary school in Austin; earned an MA from UT in Library Information Science; and worked for the City of Austin Public Library until her retirement (and disability) after 2000.  She moved with her beloved dog Seamus to Lakewood Quarters (now Amber Terrace), Baton Rouge in 2008 to be closer to her sister Aileen who cared for Seamus. Due to her disability, she moved to Jefferson Manor In 2014.  A member of MENSA, animal lover and dual citizen of Ireland and America, she loved to read and perform puppet shows for children.  Although they could not live in the same area, she shared an inseparable bond with and love for her identical twin sister Dr. Maureen Calista Hendricks of Denver, CO., who was also a Daughter of Wisdom until 1970.  Noelle was preceeded in death by her father Edwin Vincent Hendricks, mother Mary Frances Taaffe Hendricks, 3 siblings: Edwin Vincent Hendricks, Jr., Judith Angela Hendricks and Thomas Edward Hendricks; and her husband, Joseph Barron.  She is survived by her identical twin sister Dr. Maureen Calista Hendricks (husband Thomas Rauch), Denver, CO; her sister Dr. Aileen Hendricks (husband Donald Luke Couvillion), Baton Rouge.; honorary pall bearers her 2 nephews to whom she was very close, August William Wenck (Rebecca) Denton, TX and Robert William Wenck, Jr., Bryan, TX.  Special Niece and friend Yolanda Prevost Lyons (Corey).  Noelle shared a mutual love with her two brothers-in-law Don and Tom (honorary pall bear). Actual Pall Bearers:  Don and Stewart Couvillion and Corey Lyons.  A requiem mass will be celebrated by Father Paul Gros, St. George Catholic Church Chapel, Wed., July 18, 2014 at 11 am.  Visitation 9:30 to 11 am.  Burial will be at a later date in GreenOaks Cemetary.  Special thanks to Jefferson Manor and Amedysis for kindness and care and to Don Couvillion without whose love and support Noelle and Aileen would have been bereft.  In lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society are preferred. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services and Crematory, Baton Rouge 225-293-4174



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