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Edmar Earl "Eddie" Mayard

May 12, 1933 — April 6, 2024

Prairieville, LA

Edmar was born May 12, 1933, in Weeks Island, Louisiana. He passed away at the age of 90 at his home. He was the son of the late Paul and Electa Mayard, Sr.; brother to the late Mary Manning, Jeanette Vilardo, Paul Jr., Wallace, Lewis, Jerry and Johnny Mayard. Survived by sister, Adelia (Alphonse) Barcia; husband to Beverly Nehlig Mayard for 67 years; father to daughter, Beverly, daughter, Bonnie, son, Edmar and wife Deborah Jeanmarie and son, Robert Mayard. Edmar had precious grandchildren and great grand children which he was so proud of, Blaise (Chelsea) Bourgeois, Jonathan Bourgeois, Jennifer (Travis) Berger, Daniel Owens (fiancée, Loren) Jessica (Josh) Concienne, Matthew Ostendorf (Autumn), Alvin Ostendorf III, Dustin (Jennifer) Mayard, Mitchell (Jenna) Mayard. Great grandchildren, Blaise and Brynn Bourgeois, Claire Bourgeois, Draven Owens, Vincent Owens (deceased), Amelia, Adrian and Benjamin Concienne, Kurt Ostendorf, Anastasia Rogers, Alex Ostendorf, Destiny Ostendorf, Milo Ostendorf, and Ada Mayard.

 Edmar lived in St. Bernard from 1956 until hurricane Katrina in 2005. He was proud and felt it was a privilege and honor to serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corp., serving during the Korean War and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Medal, National Defense Medal, Sharp Shooters Medal and the Louisiana Medal. He retired from Louisiana Power & Light (Entergy) after 34 ½ years. Ever since Edmar married he always had a vegetable garden, fruit trees, lots and lots of beautiful flowers and a very well-kept yard. For his vacations he enjoyed his boat and would catch shrimp to supply the family all year. He was always such a great provider for his family. He helped anyone who needed help. He enjoyed wood carving classes and made some beautiful carvings for the family to enjoy for years to come. Edmar was a man who gave his all and never expected anything in return. 

He will be dearly missed and forever remembered as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend who treasured his family. May your heart be filled with wonderful memories and joyful times to help ease your pain. He believed once a Marine, always a Marine. Special thanks to the Pinnacle Hospice program for all the help and dedication of their workers. They worked with respect, love and could not do any more than they had. Special thanks to Angelle, Brandi, Jason, Tara, Tierra and Veronica. We are so grateful for having them at such a time.

 Services will be held on Saturday, April 13 at Carpenter Chapel Church. Visitation from 9-11 am. Service at 11. Interment following at Carpenter Chapel Cemetery.   

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Edmar's honor to the Nation of Patriots Foundation (Nation of Patriots Inc. - Patriot Tour Supporting US Veterans ( or The Patriot Guard Foundation (Donate – Patriot Guard Riders)
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