Ann Preston Willett Bounds
1945 - 2020
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Ann Preston Willett Bounds

Texarkana - On Monday, September 28, 2020, Ann Preston Willett Bounds passed away at the age of 75. She was born on July 31, 1945 in Tallulah, Louisiana to August H Willett Jr and Ann Palmer Willett. After graduating Tallulah High School she attended Louisiana Tech where she met and married Michael Stuart Bounds (LT Col USAF) in June 1965. They were married 50 years, rearing a daughter and a son.

While being stationed, with her family in numerous places including Ft Walton Beach, FL, Newport News, VA, Japan and Australia (to name a few), she completed her degree in Early Childhood Education in 1975. She was an educator for over 30 years. Her devotion to her students was unparalleled.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Mike, her father, August, her mother, Ann, and two siblings, Trent and Palmer.

She was survived by her two children, Milli (Alex) and Michael (Mattie), three siblings, August, Dan, and David as well as several nieces and nephews. She was our angel on earth. Her passing will be felt by many.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston, LA, at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to First Presbyterian Church of Texarkana, 516 Pecan St or Texarkana Animal League, 5820 Richmond Rd.






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Published in Shreveport Times from Sep. 30 to Oct. 2, 2020.
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October 5, 2020
I taught with Ann for several years at North Caddo High School. She was the most caring, most respected, and hardest working teacher that I have had the honor to work with in my career. She was dedicated to the learning needs of every student she taught. She was a wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Bill Waits
Coworker
October 2, 2020
I taught with Ann for 12 years at North Caddo. She was the best Special Ed teacher I’d ever seen. She was so patient and truly cared about her students. They were blessed to have her. Sending condolences to her family.
Datha Hopkins
Coworker
October 2, 2020
I taught with Ann for 12 years at North Caddo. She was the best Special Ed teacher I’d ever seen. She was so patient and truly cared about her students. They were blessed to have her. Sending condolences to her family.
Datha Hopkins
Coworker
October 2, 2020
I taught with Ann for 12 years at North Caddo. She was the best Special Ed teacher I’d ever seen. She was so patient and truly cared about her students. They were blessed to have her. Sending condolences to her family.
Datha Hopkins
Coworker
October 2, 2020
I am sorry to read this. I worked with Mrs. Bounds years ago at North Caddo. She was a very nice, soft spoken and genuine person and a caring teacher. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning."
Tracy Green
Coworker
October 1, 2020
The Final Salute

“Brothers and Sisters in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Mrs. Ann Preston Willett Bounds a loving U.S. Air Force wife who provided dedicate service to her country, her community and her family. To her family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Ann. To Ann it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank her for her devotion to her husband, her family, the U.S. Air Force and her country. Only a military wife knows the difficulties and great sacrifices associated with rearing a military family that relocated frequently and often included long separations from the one they loved most and anxious moments of concern for their safety. Ann, we bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 935 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 423 veterans of VFW Post 4588, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Ann’s family and loved ones.

Bernt Ebbesson, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Ron Delaney, Commander, VFW Post 4588
1004 Jeter Street, Bossier City, LA 71112

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
Carroll R. Michaud
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