Obituaries published Dec. 8, 2016

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Obituaries published Dec. 8, 2016

Florine Loescher Shows was called to be with the Heavenly Father on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
She was 83 years old.
Florine was a native of New Orleans. She leaves to cherish her husband of 63 years, Wilmot Shows. She also leaves behind eight children, Debra Clark (late Darrell), Connie Dudenhefer (Genie), Evamaria Hall (late Tommy), Suzette Williams (Lloyd), Cynthia Cochran (Jimmy), Marybeth Ricouard (Wayne), Maryjo Caruso (Darrell) and Wilmot Shows, Jr. (June); grandmother of 18 grandchidren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She joins in heaven her parents, the late Eva Kastner Loescher and Urban Loescher and her brothers and sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, December 7 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington.

Bryan Keith Gilmore, Sr. passed away Monday morning, November 28, 2016, at his residence in Braithwaite, La.
He was 56 years old.
He was born in New Orleans, spent his childhood in St. Bernard Parish, and for the past 30 years lived his life in Braithwaite, La. Bryan loved hunting and fishing the bayous in Plaquemines Parish. He was the founder of the Watering Hole and G&H hunting club. Loving husband to Joy Lange Gilmore for 30 years.
He was the devoted father to Bryan Gilmore Jr. (Tiffany) and Brooke Gilmore (Kevin); brother of John Gilmore III (Connie), Donna Gilmore (Desi), and Jill Marie Kenyon (Chris); loving grandfather of Ethan Gilmore and his mother, Emma.
Bryan is the son of Jacqueline “Jackie” Lovell Gilmore and the late John F. Gilmore, Jr.
A private Memorial Service will be held later.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, LA.

Travis “Skippy” J. Roberts Sr. was called home on Sunday morning, November 27, 2016.
He was 73 years old.
He was a self-employed Master Plumber, and a Navy Veteran of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Skippy loved camping, fishing and the holidays.
He was the husband of the late Betty H. Boudreaux for seven years and the loving companion of Ginger Lane for 15 years; father of Roxanne Roberts-Carter (Burt Jr.), Kevin J. Roberts, Shawn Lane, Janeen (Ably), Veronica (Jimmy), Adam (Joe), and the late Travis “Skip” J. Roberts Jr.; grandfather of 18 and great-grandfather of one; and brother of Andrea, Debra, Lita, Timothy, Tina, Lisa, Paula, Wanda, Victoria and the late Warren “Sammy”, Wayne, Michael “Allen” and Joey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren S. and Juanita Alcantar Roberts.
Also, survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a memorial service at Jefferson Memorial Gardens, 11316 River Road, Saint Rose, La.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington.

A private memorial service will be conducted for the residents and staff of Christwood Retirement Community Friday, December 9, 2016 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Garden Room for Barbara (Bobbie) McGaha Murphy Viscardi, age 87, who passed away November 19, 2016 at her residence in Covington, LA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on December 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, LA.
Bobbie is survived by her five children: Daniel Michael Murphy, Barbara (Seci) Hollier, David Timothy Murphy, Sherrilyn (Sam) Newman, and Shawn LaCroix; brother, Ronald McGaha; 13 grandchildren: Steven Murphy, Charles Murphy, Kristin Englebrecht, Shannon Hollier, Jennie Faucheaux, Kellie Smith, Kristi Murphy, David Murphy, Aubry Burg, Amy Tramonte, Bryan Newman, Rachel LaCroix and Brittany LaCroix; and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Daniel Joseph Murphy, Jr., and second husband, Peter Viscardi; her parents Jake and Beulah McGaha; brothers, Donald McGaha and Norman Rae McGaha.
Bobbie was a native of Oak Grove, La. She moved to New Orleans where she married Daniel Murphy and raised her family in Gretna, La.
After Daniel’s death, she married Peter Viscardi and moved to Falls Church, VA. She and Peter later retired to Gulf Shores, Ala. After Peter’s death she moved to Covington as a resident of the Christwood Retirement Community.
Bobbie enjoyed entertaining family and friends and had a real passion for gardening, cooking, sewing and arts and crafts. Her greatest treasures were her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she looked forward to their many visits to her home for vacations and holidays.
Her memory and heritage will live on in the many recipes she handed down and the plant cuttings she shared.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org/donate or your favorite. charity.

Valerie Rose McWaters “Nanny” passed away at her home in New Orleans, into the loving arms of Jesus on November 26, 2016, at the age of 99.
She was the daughter of the late Marcus Mott and Margaret Long McWaters; sister of the late Marcus McWaters, Marjorie Mandill, Margaret Brazier, Lucille McWaters, Shirley McWaters, Mary Dolores Hotard. N
She is survived by many dear friends. Valerie was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and a devoted parishioner of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Catholic Church formerly known as St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Always greatly devoted to the Blessed Mother, she hosted a monthly rosary group for many years. She also shared her faith through the teaching of catechism. Valerie retired from the United States Coast Guard, as a civilian, with numerous awards, after 40 years of service.
As an alumna of Loyola University, she taught several college courses. Valerie was a talented seamstress; she enjoyed traveling and collecting antiques. Nanny loved hosting holiday celebrations with family and friends.
Her family would like to thank her personal sitter, Patrice “Erica” for her many years of loving care. Her family would also like to thank Myletta, Lucy, and Notre Dame Hospice for their dedication and compassion in maintaining her comfort and dignity.
Nanny was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Dec. 1 at Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Catholic Church 3037 Dauphine Street New Orleans, La.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington.

Sheila Norris Guth, of Lacombe, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
She was 59 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. Guth; mother of Ernest B. Guth (Carrie); daughter of Charles Norris and the late Mary Ann Norris; and sister of Steve Norris.
She is also survived by two grandchildren: Owen Michael Guth, and Olivia Kathleen Guth.
She was a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a longtime resident of Lacombe.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.
Funeral services will be held at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West (in Forest Lawn Cemetery), Slidell, on Saturday, December 10 at 11 a.m.
Friends may visit at the funeral home on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House, Slidell, Louisiana.

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