Ruth Crabtree Halphen, a resident of Buras, LA, passed away on November 3, 2019 at Riverbend Nursing Home at the age of 89. Born October 29, 1930, in Seminole, OK. she is preceded in death by her beloved husband Roger Joseph Halphen, JR. her parents, Ina M. and Charles S. Crabtree, along with her siblings Alice, Sue, Clara, Mildred, Frank and James. She is survived by her sister Kay, brothers in law Donald Halphen, and Robert (Bob) Halphen (Barbara), her children Charles W. Allen (Brigette), Steve Vice, Roger J. Halphen III, and Leann Newman (Chad). She had 4 grandchildren, Charley Allen (Tara), Caycee Francis, Jake Newman and Alex Newman along with 3 great-grandchildren, Mary Kaitlyn Kimbrough, Murphey McGhee Allen, and Mariyah Lauren Francis. Ruth worked for the late Dr. William Barrett and later retired from the Buras Library. Respecting her wishes, there will be no memorial service so please do not send flowers or gifts, instead, take a friend(s) or loved one(s) to dinner or elsewhere creating a lasting memory for yourselves in her honor.
Published in The Times-Picayune from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2019.