Violet Ruth Christen
Violet Ruth Christen
  • April 14, 1936 - June 20, 2017
  • Independence, Louisiana

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Violet Ruth Christen entered peacefully into heaven on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Independence, Louisiana surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her devoted husband, Vernon Christen of 44 years. Loving mother of Kirby Dufrene, Kerry Dufrene and preceded in death were children; Kevin Dufrene and Korey Dufrene. Step mother of Vernon Christen, Jr., Catherine McCarroll (James), Parnell "Tiger" Christen (Marci), and proceeded in death by her step children; Glenn Christen, Dwayne Christen, Michael Christen and Todd Christen. A proud grandmother of 17 grandchildren, great grandmother of 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Daughter of the late Lillian Smith Naverro and Foster Naverro. Sister of Floyd Naverro (Adel), Brenda Gleason (the late Danny) and Tony Naverro (the late Louise). She is also survived her daughter-in-law, Tina Christen, numerous loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Age 81, a native of Myrtle Grove, Louisiana and a longtime resident of Lafitte and Barataria and the past 10 years in Independence, Louisiana. Violet "Maw" worked for the Senior Center delivering food to the homebound people in Lafitte and she later retired to live in Independence where she enjoyed gardening, cooking, and mostly spending time with her grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expy., Marrero, LA on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm.
Visitation from 10:00 am until Mass time. Interment following in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 1225 Whitney Blvd., Gretna, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family to assist in the funeral expenses. Express condolences at