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Ruth B. Deville


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Ruth B. Deville Obituary
Ruth B. Deville

LAFAYETTE - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 10:00 am at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette for Ruth B. Deville, 80, who died Monday, August 27, 2012 at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette.

Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas.

Ruth's godson, Reverend Father Daniel Edwards, Pastor of St. Jules Church in Lafayette, will officiate.

Musicians for the service will be Ted Broussard, Marc Broussard, Tony Broussard and Jimmy Duhon.

Ruth was born Saturday, May 7, 1932 in Opelousas and was a lifetime resident of Acadiana. She was the former owner of Flowerland along with her husband until their retirement in 1994.

Ruth was an amazing woman; her passions included her husband, family and friends. She died the way she lived; with courage, grace and style. She drove the bus home, never letting any one take the wheel away from her. Ruth was a member of the Duplicate Bridge Club of Acadiana and would play when and wherever she got a chance.

Ruth is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, James Gerald Deville, Sr. of Lafayette; three daughters, Rebecca Taylor and her husband, Michael of Carencro, Barbara Schwegmann and her husband, Johnny of The Woodlands, TX, and Patricia Broussard and her husband, Ted of Carencro; one son, James G. Deville, Jr. and his wife, Karen of Bothell, WA; one sister, Juanita Cain and her husband, James of Opelousas; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grands and many dear nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Briley and the former Mary Olive Durio; one brother, Vernon Briley and one great-grandchild, Rebecca Kate Faul.

Visitation will be observed at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, August 31, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and resumes Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 8:00 am until time of services.

A rosary will be recited Friday, August 31, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the Fountain Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Chris Broussard, Ben Broussard, Beau Schwegmann, Jim Deville, Jack Leonhard and Louis D'Elia.

Online obituary and guestbook may be viewed at www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com.

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery of Lafayette, 1010 Pandora St., (337) 981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in the Daily World & The Advertiser from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2012
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