Memorials, funeral for ex-Louisiana gov Kathleen Blanco

Three days of public events will honor former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the state's first female governor who died after struggle with cancer

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Three days of public events will honor former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the state's first female governor who died after a yearslong struggle with cancer.

On Friday, mourners in Louisiana's Acadiana region can attend a prayer service for the former governor in Lafayette at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral.

Blanco's funeral mass will be Saturday in Lafayette, followed by a private burial service.

Blanco died Sunday. She was 76.