Arleen Haydel

Obituary of Arleen Rigaud Saul Haydel

Haydel, Arleen Rigaud Saul


  Arleen Rigaud Saul Haydel, a resident of Tucson, Arizona and a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away following a brief illness at Peppi’s House Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at the age of 83. She is survived by her beloved husband, Elphege Haydel; son Herman J Saul III (Gabrielle); preceded in death by her son, Mark I Saul (Nicole).  Also survived by her siblings, Myra Rigaud Frost (the late Wilson), Edwin Rigaud, Jr (Carole), Ronald Rigaud (Jeri) and Theone Rigaud Branche (the late James). Sister-in-law to Richard and Anna Harrison; Dr. Gilbert and Patricia Rochon; Margaret Bordenave and the late Christopher Bordenave III; the late Honore Haydel (Barbara); and the late Nathaniel Haydel. Stepmother to Kerri and Sharmaine Haydel and Tanya Haydel Hutchinson. Aunt to Myrna and Renee Everett; Edwin III, Simone and Eric Rigaud; Ronald Jr and Michelle Rigaud; Christina Rigaud; Claudia Harrison Barth; Drs. Hildred and Emile Rochon; Kristen, Christopher IV and Eric Bordenave. Also survived by beloved family member Donna Saul Millen (Stephen) and a host of cousins and in-laws. Preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Mabel Perrilliat Rigaud. Graduate of Xavier Preparatory High School and Straight Business School. She was a former employee of Xavier University of Louisiana and Arkansas Best Freight. Until Hurricane Katrina, she resided in New Orleans, Louisiana and was a parishioner of St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church and a choir member.  Her interests included singing with the Concert Choir of New Orleans and as an instructor with the People’s Program of New Orleans. After moving to Tucson, she was a member of St. Joseph’s Parish and the church choir. She was also deeply involved with a Saturday morning sewing group and a Monday evening tatting group. Interment will be in Lakelawn Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peppi’s House – TMC Hospice in Tucson, AZ.



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