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Ruth Harvey, 87 - August 22, 2007


Ruth Lorraine (Loutzenheiser) Harvey, 87, of New Orleans, LA, formerly of Gothenburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007.
Memorial services will be held Sept. 15 at the Lake Vista United Methodist Church in New Orleans at 3 p.m.
Harvey was born in Gothenburg, the daughter of the late Homer Clyde and Besse (Wilson) Loutzenheiser.
She received two bachelor of art degrees in zoology and English from the University of Nebraska.
Harvey was united in marriage to the late Lyle H. Harvey for 61 years.
Residing in New Orleans since 1951, she was a secretary for the Louisiana Cactus and Succulent Society, a member of the New Orleans Symphony Women’s Auxiliary, the New Orleans Petroleum Geological Association Women’s Auxiliary and the Lake Vista Women’s Club.
She was also a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood and Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Purple Martin Society as well as participating in numerous environmental organizations and neighborhood volunteer fund raisers.
?Harvey was a member of the Lake Vista United Methodist Church and was the church organist in her hometown of Gothenburg.
?She was preceded in death by two brothers.
?Survivors include: two sons—Kim Harvey and Karl Harvey; two daughters—Kay Wiley and Karen Bonnette; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Louisiana Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 701 Thayer Street, New Orleans, LA 70114, www.la-spca.org.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.montano-shea.com.

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