Jacqueline Ingrid Johanson Chauvin, 69, a resident of Morgan City, passed away peacefully, September 15, 2021, at Legacy Nursing Home in Morgan City.
Jackie was born October 17, 1951, in Morgan City, the daughter of Jack Johanson and Hilda Martin Johanson, both of whom preceded her in death.
An MCHS ‘Class of 1969’ graduate, Jackie was a dedicated LPN, serving her community for more than a decade at Ochsner St. Mary in Morgan City (formerly Lakewood Hospital). Jackie lived in Seattle for 15 years, practicing healthcare, traveling, and expanding her artistic pursuits. She returned to Morgan City in 2000, continuing work in healthcare, and devoting herself to her family. Jackie was a creative thinker and artist who mastered many media, including knitting, sewing, and other textile arts, as well as poetry and creative writing. She especially loved painting, and established herself as a fine artist, adept at color, texture, and her own style of “magical realism.” She was a member of Morgan City’s Artists Guild Unlimited, and won arts awards across Louisiana.
Jackie was a warm, generous, spiritual woman, whose loving kindness shined upon the world.
She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband Louis Clayton Chauvin of Morgan City, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage in November 2020. Jackie’s beautiful memory will remain in the hearts of her daughter, Kelsy Chauvin of Brooklyn, NY; and her two granddaughters, Olivia Martyn and Sophie Jeansonne. Jackie was an only child, and the Chauvin family welcomed and blessed her with wonderful sisters, brothers, in-laws, and other family. She also spent her life surrounded and inspired by dear friends. Jackie enjoyed many pets throughout her life, including her two surviving dogs, Maybelline and Ruby. Her family will soon commemorate and celebrate Jackie’s life with a private gathering.
Jackie’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the Legacy Nursing Home team, Notre Dame Hospice nurses, Dr. Natalie Dishman, and Dr. Francis Metz III.