Earl Hébert, 1942-2006
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 17, 2006 at 11:00 AM in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Earl Louis Hebert, age 63, who passed away at 2:20 AM, Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at his residence in Lafayette, after a year long battle with cancer.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Morrow Hebert of Lafayette; two daughters, Cydney Hebert and Cimone Hebert, both of Hammond; one son, Earl Hebert, Jr. of Breaux Bridge; his mother, Ida Lormand Hebert of Carencro; one grandchild, Jordan Hebert of Breaux Bridge; two sisters, Cheryl Ann Hebert and Jenny Menard, both of Carencro. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Hebert and one brother, Bobby Hebert.

A native of Leesville and a lifelong resident of Lafayette and New Orleans, Mr. Hebert was a veteran of military service, having served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era.

Mr. Hebert was an internationally known artist and entrepreneur. He started his business career in the grocery store business with two successful stores in the Lafayette area in the 1960's. Mr. Hebert then turned his attention to the restaurant industry, creating the cutting edge and highly successful concept Beef & Ale Restaurant in the early 1970's. In 1972, he conceived and founded another highly successful concept, Judge Roy Beans Saloon, Lafayette's first singles bar and grill, which is still talked about some thirty five years later.

In the early 1980's, Mr. Hebert began to concentrate on his first love-his art. He began his career in art at Jackson Square in New Orleans. His unique depiction of Cajun & Creole life was an instant hit and Earl's Joie de Vive captured the hearts and minds of all the artists as well as the international visitors. Mr. Hebert's recently published book, "Zydeco Shoes", traces the Cajun & Creole folk lore like no other publication, combining his art, the local music and recipes of the well known local cuisine. Mr. Hebert is also characterized in a recently released movie titled "At Last", which has generated a lot of attention in recently held film festivals.

Mr. Hebert will be sadly missed by family and countless friends and people who were lucky enough to work with him in his many entrepreneurial journeys.

The family has requested that visiting hours be observed Friday from 10:00 AM until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston Street, Suite 200, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503.

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