Marie Baham Vaucourt

  • Born: November 23, 1934
  • Died: November 10, 2021
  • Location: Uneedus, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404

obits@harrymckneely.com
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family


Marie Baham Vaucourt passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at home with family in Florence, Alabama, at the age of 86. She was born Friday, November 23, 1934, in Luneville, France, to Henriette Conot and Fernand Vaucourt. She was a resident of Uneedus, Louisiana.

As a child in war torn, German-occupied France, Marie was loved, cared for and survived with her beloved Grandpere and Grandmere Vaucourt. As a young woman, Marie worked for the French IRS while also being very interested in geography and cartography (a lifelong hobby). After marrying Wilfred "Red" Baham (an Army GI and Warrant Officer from Louisiana), she became a naturalized citizen of this United States of America and lived in multiple states and countries while being an Army wife for 21 years and raising her 4 children. She worked a variety of jobs but chose nursing as her main career, becoming an exemplary LPN for 30 years and caring for clients at Hood Memorial Hospital and Hammond Nursing Home before retiring. She always had a caring, soft, warm touch and a beautiful smile for everyone she met and was the best "MomoRee" a grandbaby could ever have. Marie enjoyed a good crossword puzzle and made an awesome gumbo. She loved Clint Eastwood westerns and Jeopardy. And she loved each of her family and friends with her whole heart and will be missed dearly.

Marie is survived by her daughters, Vivian Baham Maklary and Valerie Baham; son, Steve Baham; and grandchildren: Nicole Maklary, Jamey Robertson, James Kane II and Timothy Kane, Saylor Baham and Jackson Baham; great-grandchildren: Dayne, Ava, and Evelyn Robertson, and Dahlia and Declan Kane; by her sister, Elisabeth and brother-in-law, Hoe Nguyen and their children Bertrand, Larent and Corinne; and her brother, Rene and sister-in-law Cecile Vaucourt. And distant family members and friends. And lastly by her cat Ron-Ron, her faithful companion.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fernand Vaucourt, and mother, Henriette Conot; her infant daughter, Barbara Baham; her son, Jack Roy Baham, her sister, Suzanne Vaucourt; her grandson, Michael Brandon Maklary; her prior husband, Wilfred "Red" Baham. And her most faithful doggie, Poochie.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend the Visitation at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Flowers are welcome but a donation to Tangipahoa Parish Animal Services (tpac@tangipahoa.org 985-543-0215) or St. Jude's Children's Research (www.stjude.org) in memory and honor of Marie is also welcome.

An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Valerie, I am just learning of Ms. Marie's passing. She was such a treasure to our family, especially since my mom passed. God bless you and reach out if there is anything I can do for you. Know you will be remembered in prayer thru these days, months and years of missing that special smile, voice, and heart that shined through Ms. Marie. (Lisa Baham Sturgis, daughter of Arthur and Jo)

Posted by Lisa Baham Sturgis - West Monroe, LA - Family   February 09, 2022

Sadden by her passing. Didn't get to see her very much, but always loved her

Posted by Benita Beckham - Bakersfield, CA - Family   December 07, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family she will be missed

Posted by Bonnie Caswell (Patterson) - Willow Springs, MO - Family   December 04, 2021

Ms. Marie was my godmother and very close friend of my family for over 50 years. She and her family felt much more like our extended family than anything else. Ms. Marie was a truly wonderful & caring one of a kind person who will be sorely missed. Heaven has gained an extraordinary angel. Sending all of our prayers, love, and hugs to you all. Stephanie, Byron, Mitch & Drew

Posted by Stephanie Badeaux - Slidell, LA - Family Friend   December 03, 2021

Ms. Marie was my godmother and very close friend of my family for over 50 years. She and her family felt much more like our extended family than anything else. Ms. Marie was a truly wonderful & caring one of a kind person who will be sorely missed. Heaven has gained an extraordinary angel. Sending all of our prayers, love, and hugs to you all.

Posted by Stephanie, Byron, Mitch & Drew Badeaux - Slidell, LA - Family Friend   December 03, 2021

We are sorry for you loss. She was a wonderful person. Love Chris and Marie Kane

Posted by Marie Kane - Kingston, PA - Friend   December 03, 2021

Dear families,
we wish to share your pain and send you all our love. We think very much of you and of our dear Marie. Elisabeth, her husband, her children and grandchildren

Posted by Elisabeth Nguyen Vaucourt - Paris France - Sister   November 30, 2021