Mary Livingston passed on February 1, just one week short of her 55th birthday, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a native of Baton Rouge and resident of St. Francisville. She graduated from Broadmoor High School and LSU with a B.S. in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. Mary is survived and beloved by her husband, Erich Weinfurter, and daughter Elise, her mother, Ethel Livingston, and mother-in-Law, Kitty Weinfurter, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda D'Armond and husband Ronnie, and Holly Powell and husband Tommy, three brothers-in-law, Kurt Weinfurter and wife Barbara, Karl Weinfurter and wife Lynn, Hans Weinfurter and wife Carisa, nieces and nephews Neal D'Armond, Katie D'Armond, Laura Powell, Amy Powell, and Brock Weinfurter. She had the love and support of many friends whom she considered her extended family including Denise Ford, Tammy Asmus, Jane Byrne, Lori McCallum, Lori Mouton, Cheryl Palmer, Salli Phillips, Judy Pol, Patty Prats-Swanson, Becky Roberts, Rae Lynn Thomas, Brenda Truxillo, Lynn Varin,and Jan Wilson. She was preceded in death by her father, Leslie R. Livingston and father-i- law, R. Wayne Weinfurter. Mary was a Medical Social Worker, a long-time employee of Mary Bird Perkins before she became a patient. Mary was well known for the help she provided to patients and their families who were battling cancer. She was active in her profession and respected in the Social Worker community. Mary adored her daughter and endured years of treatment in order to raise her. She lived fully within the limits of her health and remained interested in life and other people. She was an avid and talented scrapbooker. The family would like to thank Dr. Hanson, Dr. Henkelmann and the staff at Mary Bird Perkins who took care of Mary through her epic battle with cancer. Service will held 12:00 (Noon) on Saturday, February 23 at Saint James Episcopal Church, 205 North 4th Street, Baton Rouge. Visitation will be prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center or Greater Baton Rouge Cancer Services.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 15 to Feb. 23, 2013