Wanda Beth Atkinson, resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on July 13, 2023 at the age of 95 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by her four children: Jay Marshall (Mary Ann), Ricky Marshall (Mel), Kathleen Marshall and Robin Haile (John) and her sister, Kathleen Babin, of the Sisters of St. Joseph. She is survived by six grandchildren, Sean and Brian Marshall, Valerie Gossard, Rebecca Hryvniak, Megean Shaw, and Mollie Morgan and 12 great-grandchildren.
Wanda Beth was born on November 22, 1927 to Ferbos and Eunice Templet Babin. Upon graduation from St. Joseph Academy, she earned an RN degree from OLOL Nursing School. She worked at various doctors’ offices, OLOL and Woman’s Hospitals and retired from the LSU Veterinary School.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack O. Marshall (father of her four children), husband, Frank Atkinson and granddaughter, Lindsey Marshall. Visitation will be Monday, July 31st at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Baton Rouge at 9:30 am with Mass at 10:30 am conducted by Rev. Joel LaBauve. Burial will be at Greenoaks Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.