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Lucy Reid Rausch was born on November 20, 1924 in Amite, Louisiana, to Shelby Seymour Reid and Lucy Folkes Reid.
Lucy Reid Rausch
After growing up in Amite, Louisiana, graduating from Amite High School and attending Southeast Louisiana University and Louisiana State University, Lucy began her forty-five year career of service to the State of Louisiana. After working in the office of the St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court, Lucy was the first woman elected Clerk of Court of St. Tammany Parish, where she served for twenty years.
Mrs. Rausch and Parish Archivist Bertha Neff
Judge Chris Barnette looks at a book given to him by Mrs. Neff and Mrs. Rausch
As Clerk of Court, she oversaw the evolution of the Clerk’s office and functionality from manual to electronic communication and record keeping. Her tenure is remarkable for its professionalism, respect for constituents, impeccable performance and her down-to-earth friendly smile and manner. In 1995, Lucy retired so she could dedicate time to her infant granddaughter, Caroline.
After Lucy’s home in Covington was damaged in Hurricane Katrina, she moved to a retirement community in Houston to be near her daughter, LuLu.
Lucy Reid Rausch passed away peacefully on July 30, 2020 in Covington, Louisiana, at the age of 95. She is preceded in passing by her husband, former Louisiana state representative Erwin James Rausch, her daughter Lucy “LuLu” Rausch Parker, her parents, her brothers Shelby S. Reid Jr. and Davis F. Reid, and nephews Shelby S. Reid III and Davis F. Reid Jr. She is survived by her son John Reid Rausch (Constance), granddaughter Caroline Folkes Rausch, son-in-law Joseph E. Parker and nephews Larry, Jimmy, Mike and Chuck Reid.
According to obituary on the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home website, Lucy was a devout member of Christ Episcopal Church in Covington and Emanuel Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. She is remembered for her love of her family, her compassion and benevolence, her intelligent wit and her steadfast reliability.