Ralph Paul Milligan
Ralph Paul Milligan, affectionately known as "Cookie," passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the age of 70, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bunkie, Louisiana, he grew up in New Orleans and was a resident of Slidell for over 40 years. He served in the U.S. Army "in country" in the Vietnam War, and worked professionally as an electrical draftsman. He enjoyed spending time with family, listening to music, caring for his garden, and attending local festivals. A devoted husband, he is survived by his wife of 45 years, Penny Pastor Milligan; their two sons, René Louis Milligan (Rebecca) and Sean Michael Milligan (Mary); and six grandchildren Sydney, Camille, Natalie, Evan, Aubrey, and Addison. Son of the late Patterson Milligan, Sr. and late Myrtle Fowler Milligan, brother of Linda Milligan Cancienne (Mike), the late Pat Milligan (the late Diane), and Pam Milligan Gauthier (the late Russell). Extended surviving family members dear to him include Piper Pastor Amrhein (Walter), Jimmie Lemarié (Patt), Larry Lemarié (Beth), Clare Lemarié Guilbault (Glenn), Mignon Lemarié Treuting (Keith), Russell Lemarié, Charlotte Lemarié Noto (Tommy), Rhea Lemarié Gonczi (Don) and Paul Lemarié. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:30 a.m., both at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA. Interment with military honors will be held at a later date at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell. Donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org, the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust at cst.dav.org, or the Tarahumara Children's Hospital Fund at tchforegon.org.