Betty Matherne Gerhardt passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Age 78 years. Beloved wife of the late Raymond "Charlie" Gerhardt. Cherished mother of Barbara Gerhardt Blanchard (Philip), and Ruth Gerhardt McDaniel. Loving grandmother of Cherie McDaniel Bourgeois (Steven). Dear sister of Dorothy Matherne Montreuil and sister-in-law of Audrey Gerhardt DiCostantino. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents James Anthony Matherne and Elizabeth Kelly Matherne, and her sister Rosemary Matherne Vincent. She will be sadly missed by her precious Boo Boo baby kitty. Mrs. Gerhardt was retired from the Charity Hospital Accounting Department, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion and the VFW. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:00 Noon. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park. A visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, Masses preferred. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Jan. 18 to Jan. 22, 2014