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Barbara L Courtney

June 6, 1924 ~ February 1, 2019 (age 94)

"“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 

Barbara Lee (Williams) Courtney died February 1, 2019 in Las Cruces, NM. She was 94, born June 6, 1924 in Beloit, Wisconsin. She was the beloved wife of Capt. (USMC-retired) Donald G. Courtney, who preceded her in death in 2009. She was a loving mother and homemaker for five children, survived by four of them, Donald David Courtney, Mark William Courtney, John Christopher Courtney and Laura Lee Courtney. Her eldest daughter, Marilyn Joan Courtney, preceded her in death, as did her mother, Verda (Hodgeson) Ludwig Burnham Williams, father, Losey J. Williams, and sister, Laura Jean (Williams) LaRue. She had several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

During World War II, Mrs. Courtney worked for Consolidated Vultee where she was responsible for inspecting military aircraft. After raising five children, she returned to college and obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University, after which she worked as a trainer for Red Cross workers and volunteers. 

Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, Baton Rouge, LA, on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:30 am until a memorial service at 11:00 am. Inurnment will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jefferson Baptist Church Television Ministry (Jefferson Baptist Church; 9135 Jefferson Highway; Baton Rouge, LA. 70809; 225-923-0356).

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