Ida Salles Scanlan passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 21, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer. A native New Orleanian, Ida was 91 years young.....one of a kind and never met a stranger. She attended school at St. Mary of the Pines in Chatawa, Mississippi and graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in New Orleans. Ida retired from Blue Cross of Louisiana in 1986, after which she worked at First National Bank of Commerce for 10 years. As a single parent, she took great pride in her children and their many accomplishments. She loved bragging about her children as well as her grandchildren, whom she adored. Some of her favorite things included sitting backstage at the JazzFest, summer vacations with her grandchildren in Destin, Mother's Day crawfish boils, family gatherings during the holidays, spending time with her “lunch bunch” and shopping. She always loved to dress fashionably. She was preceded in death by her dear mother Ernestine Frigerio Williams, her loving stepfather Robert J. Williams, her grandmother Ida Delaune Salles, and her father Charles Salles. Loving mother of Keith "Reggie" Salles Scanlan (Sally Cornelsen), Ida Scanlan Richards (Bob), Sally Scanlan Wiltz (Jerry) and Elizabeth Scanlan Bowen (Patrick). Grandmother of Dr. Katherine Wiltz LaVie (Daniel LaVie MD), Dr. Matthew Cutrer (Mairin), Dr. Aimee Cutrer Homra (Ben Homra MD), Graham Elliot Wiltz (Catie Crawford), Daniel Bowen (Courtney) and Leigh Hoke (Tommy), Great-grandmother of Elliot and Jack LaVie, Patrick , Philip and Robert Cutrer, Camille Homra, Reiss Bowen, Brennan and Adair Hoke. Special appreciation to her compassionate and loving caretakers Trenelle Duplessis, Donna Ponder, and Trish Sam. We honestly could not have done it without you.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Mass at JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 at 12:15 PM on Saturday, December 28, 2019. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment following in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, 3421 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO), 824 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 154, New Orleans, LA 70123.