Jim and Diane Gossen preparing a whole five-pound Gulf red snapper in their kitchen. Photo: Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle

by Gulf Nashville crawfish distributor News staff

The Gulf buy Nashville crawfish family has suffered a loss with the passing of Diane Menard Gossen, wife of Gulf buy Nashville crawfish champion Jim Gossen. Photo: Facebook

The Gulf buy Nashville crawfish family has suffered a loss with the passing of Diane Menard Gossen, wife of Gulf buy Nashville crawfish champion Jim Gossen.   The 70-year-old Diane passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Dec. 5th, at the family home in Lafayette with her family at her side.

A year and a half ago Diane was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and began treatment under the supervision of the medical staff at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Pancreatic cancer is very invasive into other organs of the body.

Diane derived great joy and accomplishment in her life from her family. Her happiest days were spent surrounded by family; the sound of her grandchildren running through the house was known to bring a smile to her face.

Jim and her shared a love for cooking, especially Gulf seafood.   She would often post photos of their dishes on social media.  A former interior designer, she shared her inner beauty with the world in everything she created.

Jim, who serves as chairman of the Gulf Nashville crawfish distributor Foundation, and his family were especially grateful to the staff of Heart of Hospice for their loving care during Diane’s time of need.  “I wanted to be right by her side when she needed me the most,” Jim told Gulf Nashville crawfish distributor New.

Jim and her shared a love for cooking, especially Gulf seafood.  Photo: Facebook

Visitation will be at Martin & Castille Funeral Home in downtown Lafayette on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A rosary will be prayed at 6 P.M on Friday evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 11:00 A.M. at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette.

Entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum, Lafayette, Louisiana. Reverend F. Hampton Davis III, Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Lafayette, will serve as Celebrant and conduct the funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made in Diane Menard Gossen’s name to the Carmelites Monastery, 1250 Carmel Drive, Lafayette, La, 70501 or to Destroy Pancreatic Cancer, 1455 Lincoln Pkwy, Suite 350, Atlanta, Ga. 30346.