Harold Francis Pitre

1915 Cut Off, Louisiana 1995 Denham Springs, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (6th child of Leufroid Richard Pitre/2nd Wife Eloise Estelle Callahan); all known surname descendants:

                9           Harold Francis Pitre  b: 9 March 1915  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 19 December 1995  Denham Springs, Livingston, LA

                                     +Lula Lee Osgood  b: 11 March 1919  Denham Springs, Livingston, LA; m: 6 June 1942 [William O./Clara R. ---]; d: 13 September 2009  Lakeland, Polk, FL

                               10      Lee Pitre  b: Abt. 1948

                                           +Patrick M. Lynch

                               10      Jane Claire Pitre

                                           +James Hugh Joyner    m: 24 May 1975 [James William/---]



Notes for Harold Francis Pitre:


- 1940 Cut Off, Lafourche, Louisiana:  Lufroid Pitre 59 fisherman/own shrimp boat [$400 house value], wife Eloise 58, Venita 25 teacher/public school, Harrold 24 teacher/public school.


- 1950 Livingston Parish, LA:  William O. Osgood 76, wife Clara R. 70, son-in-law Harold L. Pitre 35 math teacher/high school, wife Lula Lee O. 31 supervisor welfare dept./state welfare, Lee F. 1.


WWII Records:  Harold Francis Pitre, res. Cut Off, LA: b. 9 Mar 1915 Cut Off, LA; contact friend Leonard Chatelain (Cut Off, LA); 5' 11 1/2", 160 lbs., brown eyes & black hair, light brown complexion; 29 Aug 1942 Thibodaux, LA.


Obituary:  The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Wednesday, 20 December 1995:  Harold Francis Pitre, 80 of Denham Springs, Louisiana.  Died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1995, at his residence.  He was 80, a native of Cutoff and resident of Denham Springs.  He taught in Walker and Denham Springs, retired as supervisor of transportation and lunchrooms with Livingston Parish School Board and worked as a part-time deputy teaching adult education and drug prevention programs.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the invasions of Leyte and Okinawa.  Visiting was held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Visiting at the funeral home 10 a.m. until religious services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Brad Curry, the Rev. John Causey and retired Maj. Bennie Lewis.  Interment in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery.  Survived by spouse, Lula Lee Pitre; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lee Pitre and Richard Saunders and Jane Joyner and Hugh Joyner; a brother, Elbe Pitre; a sister and brother-in-law, Venita and Al Gilchrist; and four grandsons, Whitney and Shelby Saunders and Jamie and Robert Joyner.  Pallbearers will be John Easterly, Johnny Rowinsky, Hugh Page Underwood, Harvey Tate, Charles Bolen and Charles Keys.  Honorary pallbearers are Claude Pearce, Randolph Williams, Joel Ott, Loyd Detlefs, Loulan Pitre and members of the Bible Study Team.  He received a master's degree in education from LSU.  He was a member of Louisiana Retired Teachers Association and the Bible Study Team.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church, Denham Springs, Salvation Army of Baton Rouge or Mental Health Association of Greater Baton Rouge.

Tombstone Inscription, Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery, Denham Springs, LA:  PITRE / we will meet again / Harold Francis / Mar. 9, 1915 / Dec. 19, 1995 / Lula Lee Osgood / Mar. 11, 1919 / Sept. 13, 2009


Notes for Lula Lee Osgood:

Obituary:  The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Wednesday, 16 September 2009:  Lula Lee Osgood Pitre enjoyed a long, happy and productive life.  A native of Denham Springs, she passed away peacefully at age 90 on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, in Lakeland, Fla.  She was married to the love of her life, Harold F. Pitre, for 53 years until his death in December 1995.  She is survived by her two daughters, Lee Pitre and her husband, Patrick M. Lynch, and Jane Joyner and her husband, Hugh Joyner.  She is also survived by her grandchildren, Whitney P. Saunders and his wife, Alison B. Saunders, Shelby F. Saunders, James W. Joyner, and Robert L. Joyner.  A career woman all her life, she began working in her parents' country store when she was old enough to sit on the counter.  After receiving her B.A. in education and a master's of social work from LSU, she embarked on a 33-year career at the Louisiana Welfare Department, serving as the director of the East Feliciana Welfare Department, director of the East Baton Rouge Welfare Department and state welfare services director.  She received the Charles Dunbar Award in 1961, and served on the board for the American Public Welfare Association representing the Southwest Region of the United States.  When she retired from the Welfare Department, she served as the director of the Mental Health Association of Greater Baton Rouge.  After retiring from that position, she worked until she was in her 80s with several of her many friends to help them create and cultivate their businesses.  She was listed as a member of Who's Who in American Women and served as a mentor for many women who followed her.  She was active in First Baptist Church of Denham Springs, serving as Sunday School superintendent and the Adult VI Sunday School director for many years.  She had a great commitment to the community.  She was designated as a Life Member of the Salvation Army Board and the Mental Health Association Board.  She served in officer and board positions of several other associations, including the Federal Emergency Food Shelter board, a charter member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary, Council on Aging board, and the Denham Springs Historical Association.  All who knew her will miss her quick wit, energy, resourcefulness, leadership, kindness, and supportive spirit.  However, we take great comfort that we had the opportunity to know and love her and in knowing that she is now reunited in heaven with her husband and with her Savior, Jesus Christ, in whom she found strength and tranquility.  Funeral services will be held at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs at noon on Thursday, Sept. 17, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.  Service will be conducted by Major Stephen Long of the Salvation Army with prayer by the Rev. T. W. Terral of the First Baptist Church and remembrances by Gordon Robertson and Douglas Kelly.  Music will be provided by the Salvation Army Ensemble.  Pallbearers will be William L. Pearce, Harvey Tate, Douglas Kelly, Larry Reeher, Lee Mann and John Easterly.  Honorary pallbearers are Charles Keys and Hugh Page Underwood.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, Baton Rouge, LA, The Mental Health Association, Baton Rouge, LA or the First Baptist Church, Denham Springs, LA.


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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes  (Rev. Hebert)

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

- Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).

- Some birthdates in RED taken from Social Security records based on obituary/tombstone inscription deathdate.


Last updated:  11 October 2022.