Tonya Leigh Saltzman

Tonya Leigh Saltzman, 50, of Baton Rouge, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on December 28, 2012. She was born on August 9, 1962 and was a native of Baton Rouge. Tonya was a fighter who fought her way through many obstacles in her lifetime. She loved to laugh and had a great sense of humor. She thoroughly enjoyed sunbathing and was happiest at the beach or around a pool. Two of her favorite loves were LSU football and baseball, but her dearest love was her surviving daughter, Leigh Babcock. Visiting at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting on Monday in the Mausoleum Chapel from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. conducted by Dr. Clovis Sturdivant. Entombment will be in the mausoleum. Tonya is also survived by her mother, Eddie Saltzman; sister, Nancy Burr and her husband Roy; brother, Brent Saltzman and his wife Mary; brother-in-law, Joe Gautreau; nieces, Paige Saltzman and Brooke Gautreau; and nephews, Justin Saltzman and Derrick Gautreau. She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Saltzman; sister, Michelle Gautreau; and Leigh's father, Ronald Babcock. Please sign the guestbook at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com

Published in TheAdvocate.com from Dec. 29 to Dec. 31, 2012