Lucille Bogan Urbas

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Lucille Bogan Urbas

Lucille Bogan Urbas passed from this life on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 in Houston, TX at age 91. Lucille was born and raised in Shreveport, LA, daughter of Harney Bogan and Lucile Foster Bogan. She attended Byrd School in Shreveport and Arlington Hall Junior College in Arlington, VA from which she transferred to the University of Texas, where she kept a lifelong allegiance. She later completed her B.A. degree with a major in French at Washington College in Chestertown, MD.

Lucille was involved in several career paths during her life. She began her working career during World War II as a secretary at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport and continued as the office manager for Allis Chalmers Mfg. Co. Lucille relocated to the state of Maryland in 1967 where she taught French for several years. She later moved to nearby Washington, D.C. , studied real estate law at Georgetown University and became a successful real estate broker, specializing in condominium sales.

After retirement, she returned to the South and enjoyed many golden years in Houston with her late husband, Don Urbas. She spent many happy years at the Regency House, 2701 Westheimer, where she made new friends and enjoyed entertaining. Lucille enjoyed volunteer work with the Bluebird Circle which was also a source of friendship over the years. She was also a member of the Pelican Chapter DAR in Shreveport, the Houston Ballet Guild, the Heritage Society and the Tri Delta alumni group.

Lucille is survived by her brother Beau Bogan and two children, son William Shackleford and wife Beth of Charles Town, WV, one grandson Thomas Thomen and great granddaughter Lucille Adebelle Thomen of Blountville, TN and son John Daly and wife Gerrie and granddaughter Kayla Daly of Houston.

A Memorial Service celebrating Lucille's life will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in the chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Following her service family and friends are invited to a reception , on site, to reflect on her wonderful life.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions may be directed to The Blue Bird Circle Attn: Treasurer 615 West Alabama St., Houston, TX 77006



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Published in Shreveport Times on Apr. 7, 2013
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