Ruth Moreau Clanton

August 12, 1935 - April 28, 2016


Ruth Arlene Baham Moreau Clanton, 80 years old, passed away April 28, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder.  Funeral service will be Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:00am at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Thomas officiating.  Burial to follow at Rosepine Cemetery in Rosepine, LA.


Ruth was born in Calcasieu Community on August 12, 1935 to Madeline Cloud and Monroe Baham.  She attended Oakdale High School and graduated in 1953.  She worked as a personnel manager at Fort Polk and in Bremerhaven and Wurzburg, Germany.  She enjoyed sewing and quilting, reading her bible and singing in the choir.


Ruth is preceded in death by her husbands, James Moreau (1990) and George Clanton (2011), 4 brothers, Roy, Floyd, Willie, and Chester, and 2 sisters, Gladys and Ruby.  Ruth is survived by her sister, Retha Mills of Bastrop; children, Bridget Player (Mike) of Folly Beach, SC, Keaven (Brigitte) of Huntsville, Al, Garth (Katie) of Pine Island FL; stepson, Jerry Clanton (Judy) of Katy, Texas, 6 grandchildren, Alex Player (Erin) of Cincinnati, OH, Katherine Player of Fairbanks, AL, Makenzie Moreau and Madison Moreau of Huntsville, AL, and Anna Moreau and Lily Moreau of Pine Island, FL; 4 step grandchildren, Stephen (Allison) Clanton of Denver, CO, Robert (Wendy) Clanton of Humble, TX, JeriLynn (Bryan) Phillips of Honolulu, HI, Joe Clanton of Katy, TX, and 8 step great grandchildren.  The family wishes to extend their gratitude to National Healthcare Center of Charleston and CARIS Hospice of Charleston.

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