She was born to George F. Brogdon, Sr. and Gretta Legeaux Brogdon on January 24, 1924 and was their first child. A native of Baton Rouge, she was resident of Destrehan for almost 60 years and was a former resident of Sydney, Australia. She was graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and she received a bachelor’s degree in education from LSU where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She met LSU tackle Hubert D. Shurtz on a blind date and they were married in 1947 with the entire LSU Football Team and coaching staff in attendance. Anna Lee taught English at several schools in East Baton Rouge Parish before moving to Destrehan in 1949. She was active in many committees and activities at St. Charles Borromeo Church. She especially loved attending mass daily, teaching CCD and RCIA classes, serving as a Eucharistic Minister, and counting the offertory with the Apostlettes every Monday morning. Anna Lee received the prestigious Order of St. Louis Award from the archbishop in 1984. She also loved reading, shopping, traveling, and LSU Football.
Anna Lee was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 3 sisters, Sister Kathleen Brogdon, C.S.J., Helen Bahlinger (Vernon), Georgie June Roubique (Myron); 1 brother, George F. Brogdon, Jr.; infant grandson, Jackson Wellman; favorite aunt, Mattie Legeaux.
Survivors include her 3 children, Stephen Shurtz (Frances) of Baton Rouge, Mark Shurtz of Pumpkin Center, Sally Wellman (Marc) of Prairieville ; 4 grandchildren Andrew Shurtz (Lori) of Brooklyn, NY, Trevor Shurtz (Katie) of Ponchatoula, Charlotte Wellman and Damian Wellman of Prairieville ; 1 great-grandchild, Ian Shurtz of Ponchatoula.
Pall bearers are Andrew Shurtz, Trevor Shurtz, Damian Wellman, Cary Bahlinger , Neil Gray, and Ronald Rodrigue. Honorary pall bearer is Prentice Louque, Sr.
Visitation was Wednesday, June 26 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan followed by a Mass and interment in church mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3900 N. Causeway Blvd, Suite 1200 Metairie, LA 70002.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hcalexanderfuneralhome.com.
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