OBITUARY

Germaine Florette Aubut Baxter

December 20, 1925January 13, 2023
Obituary of Germaine Florette Aubut Baxter
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Germaine Florette (Aubut) Baxter on Friday, January 13, 2023 at the age of 97. She passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her four remaining children. She was the daughter of the late Alfred and Robertine (Thibault) Aubut and the beloved wife of the late Robert Baxter (1929-1995). The mother of the late Garry Baxter (1956–2019) is survived by her other four children and their spouses - Carol (Patrick) O’Dea, Scott (Jayme) Baxter, Josette (Tim) Perez, and Janette (Mike) Hinton. She was known as Nana to Courtney (Josh) Allen, Paul (Joseline) O’Dea, Corinne (Ryan) Priest, and Jacqueline (Mark) Crabb, Chaz, Chase, Chelsea (Scott Waugh), and Sydney Baxter, Andy, Bobby, and Kevin Perez, Charlotte and Kyle Hinton. She was also Great Nana to Brayden, Noah, Emaline, Effie, Archie, and Aria. One of ten children, Germaine is survived by her sister, Freda Rossignol, and predeceased by her brothers Lionel, Gerard, and Germain Aubut, as well as sisters, Simone Herbert, Juliette Cormier, Georgette Picard, Noella Bard, and Blanche Nadeau. A devout Catholic born in St. Martin, New Brunswick, Germaine chose teaching as her career until she married in 1955. She and her husband raised their five children together in Atlanta. She flourished as a wife, mother, homemaker, and jewelry business owner. Her favorite service organizations to volunteer for included her children’s school, Atlanta TourGals, Riverside Garden Club, and the Native Plant Society of Atlanta. Married to an adventurous aviator, Germaine traveled the world snow skiing, hiking, and even conquering her fears of swimming by learning how to scuba dive and sail. She was the life of every party and known for her ability to balance a full wine glass on her head while dancing. We will always remember Germaine for her joie de vivre (joy of life), unfailing faith, quick wit, devotion to family, generosity to those less fortunate, and her strong moral convictions. Even through her cancer journey and blindness, she forever remained a faithful servant of God accepting all things with grace and optimism. Her favorite song and motto for living life to its fullest was “I Hope you Dance.” A memorial service will be held, Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Peter Chanel Church in Roswell, followed by a reception at the church. The private interment will be held at Arlington Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to St. Vincent de Paul (svdpgeorgia.org) or Saint Jude Catholic School (www.saintjude.net). Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roswellfuneralhome.com for the Baxter family.

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