Ruth Ellen Guidry Bourgeois, 84, a resident of Patterson, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Ochsner St. Mary.
Ruth was born on February 20, 1935 in Cow Island, Louisiana the daughter of Cleophia Guidry and Eula Duhon Guidry.
Ruth was a very active member of the Order of the Eastern Star Alice Chapter No. 5 for over 30 years where she served as the Past Matron and Grand Representative to Canada. She was a part of a special rosary group with her friends for 20 years. Ruth was also a member of the Krewe of Galatea for 40 years.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by two daughters, Stephanie Bourgeois and fiancé Peele Dunn of Richmond, Virginia and Midge Bourgeois of Patterson; Joe and Marta Borkowski and their son Joseph, who was like the grandson Ruth never had.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Cleophia and Eula Duhon Guidry; husband, Ivan James Bourgeois; mother and father-in-law, Ella and Louis Bourgeois; one brother, Donald Ray Guidry; two sisters, Barbara Pisani and Jane Duval; one niece, Caroline Pisani; one nephew, Carl “Butch” Guidry.
Those honored to serve as active pallbearers will be Joseph Borkowski, Lee Shilling, David Shilling, Chris Pisani, Charles Pisani, Neal Laws and Mike Bourgeois. Honorary pallbearers will be Peele Dunn, Alan Dupont, Joe Borkowski, Randy Guidry, Craig Guidry and Coy Pisani.
The family would like to thank all the friends and family who have called and checked in on Ruth during her illness and would like to thank Dr. William Cefalu, Dr. Eric Melancon and Patterson Healthcare Center for the loving care that gave to Ms. Ruth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church with Father Thainese Alphonse celebrating Mass. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Twin City Funeral Home with a rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m. The visitation will resume from 8:00 a.m. until dismissal time of 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Following Mass, Ruth will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.