Helga Maria Gisela Pfitzer Etheridge, 83, of New Orleans, LA, departed this life on January 18, 2013.
Helga was born in Saarbrücken, Germany to Richard and Frieda Pfitzer on August 7, 1929. She went to school at the Universität Saarbrücken where she studied to be an educator and met her future husband, Sanford Grant Etheridge. She married Sanford on April 25, 1953, in Saarbrücken. After marriage, she worked as a Berlitz language instructor for a number of years. Helga was a loving and dedicated wife and mother. She was well loved by her friends and neighbors and was a constant inspiration for her family.
Helga is survived by her husband Sanford; her three daughters, Julia Miller, Lucy Duhon and Emily Fuzette; 5 loving grandchildren, Richard Miller Jr., Elizabeth Miller, Christiane Miller, Jessica and Jeremy Duhon; 3 adoring sons-in-law, Neil Duhon, Michael Fuzette and Richard Miller.
Visitation will begin at 9 AM, Jan 22, 2013 at Jacob Schoen Funeral Home on Canal Street in New Orleans, LA. Rosary will be said at 10:45 AM followed by a Funeral Mass in the Chapel with Fr. Bac Hai of Saint Agnes Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph #3 in New Orleans. Memorials may be given to United Cerebral Palsy in the name of Helga Etheridge. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Robert Pritt and his wife, Cassie whose help during Helga's illness has been invaluable. Condolences may be expressed online at www.schoencanalstreet.com