Haydee Millet Van Manen

Van MaVanManen Photonen, Haydee Millet, 92, died on September 11, 2015 after a long and active life. Haydee was born at home in Mt. Airy, St. John The Baptist Parish, Louisiana on June 12 1923. She was preceded in death by her parents Felix and Anna Millet (Laiche), her husband of 70 years, Milton H. Van Manen, two brothers, Felix and Harold Millet and four sisters, May Le Blanc, Grace Peytavin, Lynda Rouillier and Pearl Peytavin; Survived by four children, Gwen Ledoux and husband Will from Georgetown Tx, Bill Van Manen and wife Laura from Richmond Va., Stephen Van Manen and wife Patti from Victoria Tx, James Van Manen and wife Marsha from League City Tx.; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren and Bob and Judy Ware among many friends.

Haydee was a devoted wife and mother, a founding member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Eucharistic Minister. She loved to travel and was awed by the sights in Vatican City. She also loved her Houston Astros.

Haydee, was an amazing cook and excelled in her native Louisiana French Creole style. Most memorable was when she broke from style and made Hummingbird cake or coconut creme pie.

Special thanks to Donna Howell with White Oaks personal care facility and her staff in Victoria Tx. for their kind and compassionate care in her waning years of life.

Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers with great grandchildren as honorary pallbearers.

Donations can be made to St Mary Catholic Church in lieu of flowers.

Services will include a Rosary at Crowder Funeral Home, Webster Tx 7:00PM, Friday Sept 18th, and a funeral Mass at 10:00 AM September 19th at St. Mary Church in League City Tx followed by burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Tx.


  1. Gwen, Bill, Steve and Jim, We are thing of ya’ll from over here in Louisiana. I am going to try to be their Friday night. If not I will be their Sat. Cousin Johnny
    I am going to try and bring Cousin Warren.

    John Millet
  2. Our sincerest condolences to the entire Van Manen family. Jim, please let us know what we can do for you.

    Gary, Julie, and Britt Erskine

    Julie Erskine
  3. Désolé de ne voir que maintenant l’avis de décès HAYDELL MILLET. Je suis généalogiste amateur français, dont la mère est née Gilberte PEYTAVIN de GARAM de Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) dont l’aïeul Paul-Félicien PEYTAVIN de GARAM n’est autre que Jean-Baptiste PEYTAVIN DUBOUSQUET ancêtre de Pearl et Grace PEYTAVIN.
    Mon correspondant aux USA est Michael et Anita HENDERSON d’Atlanta. Je vous transmets toute ma sympathie malgré ce retard. Si vous souhaitez des informations supplémentaires (origine des PEYTAVIN), leurs ascendants remontent au début de 16° siècle à St-Martin-de-Castillon près d’Apt et Avignon en Provence. Vous m’excuserez de vous transmettre ce message en français parce que je ne parle pas beaucoup l’Anglais et que je risquerai de faire des erreurs de transcription. Bien à vous, Jean Gignoux 12, impasse des cerisiers 13111 – Coudoux France

    Jean Gignoux

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