2023ObituariesMargie Theresa Gutherless Dupree

October 2, 2023by SealeUser2

Margie Theresa Gutherless Dupree, born January 9, 1944, passed away peacefully in her home on September 28, 2023. Margie is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Marvin Allen Dupree, her three children Elizabeth Renee Tassin (Gerard Tassin), David Allen Dupree (Sabrina) and Michelle Dupree Ber (Jeffrey Ber), her four grandchildren Tiffany Rose Tassin (Gabriel Krimm), Stewart Benjamin Tassin, James David Ber, and Stephen Michael Ber, her two great grandchildren Emmett Caleb Krimm and Connor Evelyn Krimm, her sister Jean Gutherless Pavlik, and her brother Michael Charles Gutherless. Margie was preceded in death by her father Harry “Bud” Gilbert Gutherless, Jr., her mother Marjorie Lucille Carpenter Gutherless, sister Cynthia May Gutherless, and brothers William Allen Gutherless and Brian Patrick Gutherless. Margie lived most of her life with her husband, Marvin, in the New Orleans metro area. She was a dedicated wife and mother who supported and encouraged her family through many life achievements. She spent many years owning and operating a ballet school in Metairie, LA, teaching countless students this elegant form of dance (including her daughter, Michelle, and granddaughter, Tiffany). After she retired, she spent time enjoying some of her favorite hobbies as well as additional time with her family. She and Marvin took many wonderful trips together visiting Disney World, their favorite place in the world. A memorial mass will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament, 15615 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 11:00am.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Make A Wish Foundation or Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.




  • Michelle Ber

    October 29, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind note. The Batista family was always very special to my mother and our whole family. I’m grateful we got to grow up together at the studio. Wishing you all the best- Michelle


  • Luis and Saida Batista

    October 25, 2023 at 3:28 am

    It is with great sorrow that we learned of Miss Margie’s passing. In a way, she helped us raise our four daughters by teaching them in her ballet studio, she was definitely part of our daily lives. We are eternally grateful. Up to this day we refer to stores and other addresses along Metairie Road as “two blocks past Miss Margie’s”, or “across the street from Miss Margie’s”, her studio being a point of good reference for us. She definitely left a good impression and beautiful memories in all of us. There is no better legacy. God bless her and her entire family. She will be sorrowfully missed but never forgotten.


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