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April 04, 2023


Rusty Ann Durand

March 31, 1938 - April 2, 2023

Mrs. Rusty Durand a resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2023, at the age of 85. 

Rusty was graduate of Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans, LA.  Rusty was born in Alexandria, LA and was raised in Bogalusa, LA, but she also lived in Washington D.C. where she met her husband, Tony.  From there they moved to New York City, and then to Houston, TX where her and her husband, Tony raised their sons.  After the death of her mother, Rusty and Tony returned to Bogalusa, LA and resided in her childhood home.  She was a past President of The Civic League of Bogalusa, a member of Ingleside Book Club, and an avid Bridge player.  She was also an active member of the Golden Girls at the Bogalusa Country Club and of “Le Cher Amie” Mardi Gras Crew.  She was also a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. 

Rusty was a world traveler and enjoyed traveling with Tony and friends to Europe, Russia, and many other places abroad.  Her favorite trip was on the Queen E II from South Hampton, England to New York City.  She also loved her beloved dog, Doxy, who stayed by her side until the end.

Rusty is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Tony Durand of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Lee Mitchell Durand of Austin, TX and Jim Durand of Katy, TX; and three grandchildren, Cameron, Shari, and Chase Durand.

Rusty was preceded in death by her parents, “Speed” and Willie Mae Richardson.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

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