OBITUARY

Florence Heard Larguier

September 15, 1933January 18, 2021

Florence Heard Larguier, 87, of Baton Rouge, devoted wife and mother, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at Ochsner Medical Center after a brief illness. Florence was born on September 15, 1933, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She graduated from University High School and Louisiana State University where she earned a degree in Home Economics and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi. With a great and fervent love for her university, she spent her career working in office administration within several departments at LSU, retiring after more than thirty years. She was an avid LSU Tigers fan and never missed an opportunity to dress in purple and gold to show her support. Florence was a lifelong member of the University United Methodist Church where she spent many years in service directing the church nursery. Working with the children and their families during those many years was one of the true joys of her life. Florence was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood for over sixty years. Kind and cheerful, with a magnetic personality and lighthearted spirit, Florence never met a stranger; and she was enveloped by a community of people, from all avenues, that were present in every chapter of her life. She was a uniquely beloved person who truly desired being in communion with others. The greatest love of her life was her family; her husband Bill, her two daughters, and her six grandchildren. Her most important life work was spent in service to them wholeheartedly supporting their efforts. She is survived by her loving daughter Rebecca Larguier Armstrong and son-in-law Paul Christian Armstrong MD of Southport, North Carolina; her grandchildren Michael Preston Caballero, Erin Ashley Caballero, David Justin Caballero, William Hayes Armstrong, Claire Adele Armstrong, and Parker Earhart Armstrong; her sister Harriet Elizabeth Wilton, a brother Robert Mcknight Heard, and a bevy of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Florence was preceded in death by her husband William Erwin Larguier, her daughter Elizabeth Ann Larguier, her mother Harriet Elizabeth McKnight Heard, her father Thomas Pinckney “TP” Heard, and her brother Thomas P. Heard. Although it’s impossible to list all by name, the family wishes to thank the loving ladies of “The Tribe”, the ever present family members, lifelong friends, neighbors, as well as the ministers and lay leaders from UUMC that infused her last years with joy, hope, and support. Furthermore, we greatly appreciate the compassionate care provided by the Oncology Physicians and Social Workers, ICU, and Palliative Care teams at Ochsner Medical Center. Although the family would’ve loved to honor her with a public service filled with music, kind words and people from her life, the family has opted to have a private graveside service due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We look forward to a future opportunity, during a safer time, where we can gather together to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or to your desired charity. Rabenhorst Funeral Home is serving the family of Florence Heard Larguier.

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Lee Ann Howard

January 23, 2021

Becky,
Flash and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the passing of your dear sweet mother. We have many fond memories of fun times shared with them at LSU football games and Lions Club activities.
God be with you during this difficult time.
Lee Ann Howard

Lisa Newman

January 21, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Miss Florence's passing. I grew up living close to her and when I was 7-8 years old , she used to "let" me polish her silver. I would spend many hours with her learning to keep house . She always had a smile on her face and welcomed me into her home to "help" her with her housekeeping chores. I will always cherish those memories of Miss Florence !

Anne Daigle

January 21, 2021

Flo was always ready to share a cup of coffee after exercise class. So sorry that there will bot be any chances for that. We will miss her.

Alison Bondurant

January 21, 2021

I am so sorry! Florence was a great joy to be part of our exercise class for many, many years! I an sorry we could not be together during this pandemic as a group!!
We will miss her smiling face and great laugh!!

Alison Bondurant
Busy Bodies Class

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