McGuffy "Mac" Sterling Fife
June 17, 1921 - January 29, 2012
McGuffy S. "Mac" Fife
It is with great sadness that the family of McGuffy "Mac" S. Fife announces his passing on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Gonzales Health Care Center at age 90. McGuffy, known as "Mac" to all who knew him, proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was one of the founders of the Veterans Memorial Park, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3693 and American Legion Gautreaux/Williams Post 81 in Gonzales. Mac was the 1st Grandmarshall of the 1st annual Gonzales Veterans Day parade in 2010, and the last charter member of the VFW Post 3693. Mac leaves behind a loving and grateful family including his daughters, Mackie Jean Brignac Scott and husband Ken, Alberta Gomez and husband Steve, Wanda Mayers and husband Graylin, and Vera Boudreaux, three sons, Sterling Joe Fife and wife Jaunita, John Wayne and wife Cynthia, and Don Fife and wife Jackie; and sister, Willie "Billie" Williams and husband Carter. He was blessed with 19 grandchildren, Eric Brignac, Lorie Hazlip, Timmy Brignac, Darian Brignac, Jody Fife, Chris Fife, Denny Fife, Reggie Gomez, Tracy Loupe, Paige Naylor, Jeremy Fife, Corey Mayers, DeShea LeBlanc, Wesley Mayers, Jared Mayers, Lynn Boudreaux, Melanie Michael, Lindsay Berthelot and Lathan Fife; and 21 great-grandchildren. He now rests in Heaven with his beloved wife of 61 years, Valburg E. Gautreau Fife; parents, William and Mae Fife; six sisters, Vivian Comeaux, Alberta Cockerham, Inez Masenbacker, Lottie Mashaw, Jewel Bercegeay Berteau and Marian Fife; six brothers, Jack Stephenson, Bud Stephenson, Pat Stephenson, Adrian "Red" Fife, Marshal Fife and Pearl Fife; and son-in-law, Melvin Boudreaux. At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ascension Funeral Home, 426 W. New River St., Gonzales, on Monday, Jan. 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting resumes at the funeral home on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. until chapel service at 11 a.m. Rite of Committal will follow in the Hope of Heaven Cemetery, La. 30, Gonzales, with Pastor John Krause officiating. All of the grandsons will be active pallbearers. Special thanks to Gonzales Health Care, Dr. John Knapp and all the staff for their love and compassion. Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences online at www.ascensionfuneral.com. Ascension Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements. (225) 647-8463.