Marjorie  Ann  LeMaire Tate 

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Marjorie Ann LeMaire Tate, 83, of Carlyss, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. 

Marjorie was a native and lifelong resident of the Lake Charles Area. She was a 1957 graduate of Marion High School, where she was Captain of the Drill Squad. She continued her education at McNeese State College, earning a bachelor’s degree in English. Marjorie then began her career as an educator in Calcasieu Parish as an English teacher at Sam Houston High School. During her time teaching, she earned her Master’s Degree from McNeese State University and ultimately was librarian for Frash Elementary, a position she was very comfortable with because of her passion and love of Books. She retired after 30 years of loyal and dedicated service to the students in Calcasieu Parish and was a member of the Calcasieu Parish and State of Louisiana Retired Teacher’s Association. 

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Marjorie and her husband were very active in the life of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Lake Charles. They also enjoyed traveling in their retirement, having visited 40 states in their motorhome and participating in Mardi Gras activities, where she was a past Queen of the Krewe of Cosmos. Marjorie also enjoyed her flowers and watching the many hummingbirds she and her family would feed at their home.

Proceeding Margorie in death are her parents, Eulice and Ella Frieu LaMaire; her siblings, Lifton LeMaire, Wanella Gibson, Neddie LeMaire, and Delois LeMaire. She leaves to honor and cherish her memory her beloved husband of 58 years, Harold Tate, Carlyss; daughter, Andrea Tate Ricklefsen (Jimmy), Lake Charles; granddaughter, Lauren Ricklefsen Buller (Garrett), Lake Charles; two great-grandchildren (also known as the apple of her eyes), Hudson Buller and Adalynn Grace Buller; three sisters, Yoland Greer (Charles), Uanna Fairchild and Yvonne Jones (Darrel Lee), and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family of the heart. 

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday Jan. 18, 2022 at Consolata Cemetery with Monsignor Danny Torres Officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at University Baptist church under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. 

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the Doctors, nurses and staff of Amedisys Hospice for the compassionate, professional care extended to us in Marjorie’s final days. 

Memorial donations may be made in Marjorie’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Disease Research,

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