November 10, 1917 – November 28, 2019
Ruth J. Magette passed away on November 28, 2019 at the age of 102. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Magette. Ruth is survived by her daughters, Janet Magette, Jo Ann Magette Charlier (Tim), and Joy Magette Selig; son, Jeff Magette; 7 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806, or St. Joseph Hospice, 10615 Jefferson Hwy. Baton Rouge, LA 70809. A visitation will be held on December 5, 2019 from 1-2pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church with a funeral service to follow at 2pm. Interment will be held at Greenoaks Memorial Park 9595 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70815.
- Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2019
- Interment Thursday, December 5, 2019
December 3, 2019
What a life!
In 1917, the year Mom was born, President Wilson declared war on Germany (World War 1 ended in 1919). Because so many women were working in wartime factories clothing styles changed dramatically: women's skirts rose from floor length to well above the ankle, styles were simplified and toned down. The Model T Ford was the best selling car, largely due to Ford's innovations on the assembly lines.
And since then, so much more! What memories you must have had, Mom!
My memories are different, starting 25 years later. I remember a mother who always made sure my sisters and I were well fed and clothed. We had a clean and happy home. Holidays, especially Christmas, were truly special occasions. We were encouraged to work hard in school and we were raised in the church. And when it came time to go off on our own, we had her well wishes and blessings and, of course, prayers.
Our prayers are with YOU now, Mom. And we give thanks for the many years we had you with us. God bless and keep you and shine his light on you. We love you forever! Jeff
December 2, 2019
I have had the privilege of living by Ms Ruth and have such sweet memories of her enjoying the sun on the porch while watching the ducks or commenting on how good a meal was her daughters made. She loved her family fiercely and was a blessing in my life. She will be missed!