MARY ANN PETERS LAGARDE passed away June 25, 2018 at the age of eighty-eight. She was born in New Orleans, LA on October 8, 1929 at the start of the financial depression and quickly learned how close a watch on financial matters is important. Being an only child with no other siblings, cousins and with few close friends, she was eager to grow-up and live life as a gift and to be the best she could be. She was predeceased by her father, Clarence Wilford Peters, and her mother, Lithrus Zelda Frazier Peters, and by my two grandmothers, Barbara Julie Ebert Frazier and Clara B. Graves Peters. Mary Ann started school at the age of five at Gayarre Grammar School, and then earned her high school diploma at John McDonough High School. After high school to prepare for the “real world” Mary Ann attended Southwestern Business College where she obtained secretarial skills. Happy where life had taken her, she married at the age of 20 and was divorced 7 years later at 27 years old. She then returned to her Parents’ home and back to “life”. Mary Ann worked in the executive offices in the steamship industry. It was where she met her loving husband, Wallace Joseph Lagarde. They married on January 15, 1971, a wonderful day for both of them. During Wally’s previous marriage he had his four daughters, Lynne Lagarde, Carole Lagarde Dahmer, Susan Lagarde Ackerman and Marian Lagarde Morris. Life with Wally took wings and was beautiful for both of them. They had no children during their marriage. Eventually Wally retired and their fascination with travel took them around the world. Mary Ann’s love of her life passed away July 28, 2015. He was 97 years old and was survived by Mary Ann, their personal assistant, Mrs. Linda McKay Lamothe, and Wally’s four daughters. Those forty-four years of marriage is a memory Mary Ann cherished and relived many, many times over in the numerous photo albums and journals they had compiled during their travels. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Friday, June 29, 2018 beginning at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Service at 10:00 a.m. in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of Jacob Schoen & Sons Funeral Home 3827 Canal Street. Interment in St. Roch #1 Cemetery. Mary Ann’s body was blessed by a Holy Father of the Catholic Church.