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BARBARA BOUTTE DIES AT 86

8/2/2017, noon | Updated on 8/2/2017, noon
Barbara Gonzaque Boutte, who was renowned for her involvement in a host of social service and civil rights organizations died ...
Barbara Boutte

organ and piano for Mass and other church functions. For years, she served on the National Committee for the Sainthood of now St. Katherine Drexel, the matriarch of Xavier University of Louisiana.

Barbara Boutte’ participated in community-based, faith-based and national organizations which reflected her compassion for others, as well as her love of music and the arts. For over 40 years, she held leadership roles in the Pharmacist’s Auxiliary, Chicago State TaGGers, March of Dimes, Good Samaritans, Women’s Auxiliary of Provident Hospital, Kennedy King Choir, Proscenium Players, Women’s Division of UNCF, Association of University Women, Bravo Chapter of Lyric Opera, Xavier University of Louisiana Alumni Association, Holy Ghost Alumni Association, and the Chicago Musicians Association and was a tireless

fundraiser. She was instrumental in raising funds to build the New Provident Hospital, the 63rd Street YMCA and worked tirelessly year-round to ensure the Annual Ebony Fashion Show’s UNCF fundraising

efforts would be successful. Barbara Boutte remained an ardent supporter of her alma mater throughout her life and as a show of support, the Bouttés donated large sums toward the growth of the University’s Pharmacy Program.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cancer Support Center in Barbara Boutté’s name.