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Marilyn McGehee Woolf

Died: January 30, 2017

Marilyn McGehee Woolf passed away the morning of January 30, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is survived by her husband, John King Woolf Jr. of 64 years; three sons and their wives, John King Woolf III and wife Christine, Frank McGehee Woolf and wife Heather, James Brandon Woolf and wife Kerri all of Baton Rouge, L…read more

Marilyn McGehee Woolf passed away the morning of January 30, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is survived by her husband, John King Woolf Jr. of 64 years; three sons and their wives, John King Woolf III and wife Christine, Frank McGehee Woolf and wife Heather, James Brandon Woolf and wife Kerri all of Baton Rouge, LA; nine grandchildren Fielding, Caroline, Ashby, Blakley, King IV, GraceAnn, Shelby, Brandon Jr. and McGehee Jr.; and sister Ellene McGehee Harrell and her husband Lamar of Sanibel Island, FL. Born in Columbus, Georgia on November 1, 1930 to Joseph Olin McGehee and Marian Ellene McDonald, she was wed to John King Woolf Jr. on June 28, 1952 in Columbus, GA. Marilyn earned a degree in Education from the University of Georgia and Louisiana State University. She was a second grade school teacher at Bernard Terrace Elementary in Baton Rouge. Later she was a residential real estate agent for Jay Crow and C. J. Brown in Baton Rouge. Marilyn and King were founding members of Bocage Racquet Club and members of St. James Episcopal Church. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, The Daughters of the American Revolution, and The National Society of Colonial Dames. She raised her three sons in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Galveston, Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Saudi Arabia, and Greece. She was creative, resilient and resourceful, overcoming challenges presented to a woman raising a family in third world countries. Marilyn enjoyed bridge, tennis, dancing, Sergio Mendez music, Mar Jan, puzzles, LSU basketball, oil painting, and world travel. She was an exceptional athlete. She often helped others in need, and spent considerable time as a mentor to young women. She loved spending time with her nine grandchildren. Marilyn adored her kind and loving husband King. She was fun, independent, energetic, full of life, and had a beautiful smile. She met and overcame every challenge never backing down. She gave and expected much. Her love and devotion touched the lives of so many that were fortunate enough to cross the path of this grand lady. Many will miss Marilyn. Visitation will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 208 N. 4th St. Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9:30 AM until funeral service beginning at 11AM. A private burial will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park, 9595 Florida Blvd. Condolences are welcome at www.rabenhorst.com. In lieu of flowers, please plant a few in your yard in her memory. She loves flowers.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

St. James Episcopal Church

Address:

205 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

St. James Episcopal Church

Address:

205 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Cemetery Information

Private Burial


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