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H. Whitney Boggs, Jr., M.D.

SHREVEPORT, LA - H. Whitney Boggs, Jr., M.D. died Monday, August 6, 2007 following a prolonged and heroic fight against the ravages of post-polio syndrome. Services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 275 Southfield Road at 11am, Thursday, August 9, 2007. Officiating will be The Reverend Guido Verbeck with burial to follow at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent Avenue. Visitation will be at the Rose-Neath Marshall Street Chapel from 5pm to 7pm, Wednesday, August 8, 2007.

Dr. Boggs was born December 27, 1927 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Dr. H. Whitney Boggs, Sr. and Chastine McAuliffe Boggs. His pre-medical education was at Centenary College of Louisiana and he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Tulane University. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order at Centenary and Phi Chi Medical Fraternity at Tulane. Dr. Boggs completed an internship & surgical residency at Confederate Memorial Medical Center in Shreveport, LA and a Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Baylor in Dallas, TX. He was a founding partner in the Proctology Clinic, now the Colon & Rectal Associates. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the United States Air Force.

Whitney loved what he did and was loved by those with whom he worked and for whom he cared. He was respected and honored by his peers both locally and nationally. Locally he was President of the Schumpert Medical Center Staff and served on their Board of Advisors. Whitney was inducted into the C. E. Byrd High School Hall of Fame in 1994. He was honored nationally by his specialty, being elected President of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgery as well as President of The American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery. He practiced in Shreveport for just over 40 years, retiring reluctantly because of physical limitations secondary to the post-polio syndrome.

His wife, Mary Henderson Boggs, preceded Whitney in death. He is survived by his son, H. Whitney Boggs, III and daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Webb Boggs; grandchildren, Creighton Whitney Boggs and Elena Chastine Boggs; his brother, Peter Bryan Boggs, M.D. and sister-in-law, Mary McGee Boggs; his very special friend and soul mate, Lucy Becken; nieces, Mary Elizabeth Boggs Hyde and Louise Lee Boggs Feron; great-nephews, Robert Edward Feron, Christopher Bryan Feron, Peter Whitney Hyde; great-niece Mary Kathryn Hyde; longtime friends and colleagues in practice, Gene Slagle, M.D. and Philip Cole, M.D.; and his buddies in the ROMEO lunch group.

Honoring Whitney, as pallbearers will be Edwin Jones, Byrum W. Teekell, Gene W. Slagle, M.D., William Fowler, D.D.S., Charles Clawson, Jr. and Henry Hearne.

Honorary pallbearers will be Morton Kinsler, Chris Demopulos, Jerry Webb, Philip Cole, M.D., Billy Hanna, Gene Scott and Mary Margaret Weston.

The family wishes to thank Alan Borne, M.D., Loyd Whitley, M.D., Robert Holladay, M.D., Bill Haynie, M.D., Umberto Aguilar, M.D. and Michael Goozen, M.D. and the nurses and respiratory care specialists at Christus Schumpert and Dubuis Hospitals for their thoughtful and loving care.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to the Sklar Foundation for Colon & Rectal Cancer, Education, & Research, One St. Mary Place, Shreveport, LA, 71101. Rose-Neath Funeral Home - Marshall St. Chapel - 222-0348

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Published in Shreveport Times from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2007.
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October 14, 2020
loved dr. boggs and will always remember him!
mattie lou webb goodwin
August 10, 2007
To the Boggs Family and Lucy: I'm so sorry to hear about Whitney. I will miss him dearly, as my physician and my friend. He was my oldest friend, the first face I saw when I was born, as he was quick to tell anyone who would listen. I traveled thousands of miles so that he could personally supervise my colonoscopies from his wheelchair. What talks we had and laughs we shared. My deepest condolences.
Cynthia Kinzler Grillot
August 9, 2007
Our sincere sympathy is extended to the Boggs family. We have much admiration and respect for Dr. Boggs in recognition of his many accomplishments and contributions as a dedicated physician and pillar of the community. He will long be remembered for his friendship, accomplishments and dedication to society and the medical community.
Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
August 9, 2007
I would like to thank all my friends in Shreveport who have called to tell me of Whitney's passing. I agree with all the heart felt accolades expressed by those who knew him as friend and physician. I am proud and greatful to be among that group His life set a standard for us all.
Richard Gibson, MD
August 9, 2007
Was sorry to hear about Whitney but know he is in a much better place. Sorry we can't be there with you all but our prayers are. Whitney was a very good friend that I have had sience grammer shcool.
James Haygood
August 9, 2007
Whitney Boggs meant so much to our family as a friend and physician. My father, Bob Hendrick and Whitney were room mates at Tulane. Whitney loved to tell me funny stories about my father. I have fond memories, as a small child, of taking the train from Shreveport to New Orleans for Tulane football games with the Boggs family. I know that along with many others who have gone to Heaven before us, my father greeted Whitney with a HUGE hug!
I last saw Whitney at my wedding in February and will always treasure that visit!
My prayers are with you all.

Virginia Hendrick Haddad
Virginia Hendrick Haddad
August 8, 2007
Our condolences to Whitney's family. He was a good friend and respected colleague. We will greatly miss his wisdom, wit and manners.
Tom and Dianne Allen
August 8, 2007
Dear Boggs Family and Lucy:

We were very sad to hear of Whitney's passing. I have many fond memories of friendship with your family for over 45 years, and this marks the end of an era for us. We will miss and always remember Whitney's sense of humor, his sound advice, both medical and about life in general, and his enduring friendship. We send our deepest condolences.
Alex and Noreen Kinzler
August 8, 2007
we are so sorry not to be there to personally express our sorrow to the family and to tell them of the admiration we held for Whitney. He was the bravest man we ever knew and the most fun to be with.
We will always miss him and think of the pleasure he added to our lives.
Mary & Denny Long
August 8, 2007
Dr. Boggs and I have been friends since 1960. We will really miss him. He was wonderful friend and a wonderful companion and was always available when needed. We wish we could be there in person to say a final farewell.
Morton & Ruth Kinzler
August 8, 2007
Scotty and I were neighbors of Mary and Whitney's in the 60's. Never a more fun loving, dedicated couple than they were.wonderful sense of humor and one so easy to love. Our condolences to Whitney 111 and to all of the wonderful Boggs family. Betty Lou and Scotty Robertson
Scotty Robertson
August 8, 2007
I pray the Holy Spirit will confort and sustain you throughout this time of grief.
August 8, 2007
Dear Boggs Family,
I have wonderful memories of Whitney
especially when I had a C-Section and he gave up his operating day to stand in the doorway of the OR. I was so afraid and he said"think of our reputation nothing is going to happen to you". He was so dear. I send my love to everyone.
Sondra Kinzler-Cremers
August 8, 2007
I am in Orange Beach Alabama and for some reason I was called to pull up the Times on my computer in which I was informed of the loss of my dearest physician friend and patient Whitney Boggs.
I will never forget his visit to me in the first few days of opening my solo Urology practice. He offered me three points of his wisdom that were the pillars needed to build a practice. I tried to follow his admonition for all my days in practice. He was a role model and mentor to many young physicians and greatly loved and respected by all he came in contact with. I still meet individuals that share jokenly of their visits to see Dr. Boggs. I will miss him greatly and am sorry I will be unable to attend his visitation and funeral services.
william (WT)T. Hall,MD FACS
william hall
August 8, 2007
A wonderful doctor but an even better person. God Bless you Dr. Boggs.
Jim & Patsy Barnwell
August 8, 2007
To the Boggs Family- My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer by Dr. Boggs 20 years ago, and I know in my heart that she is alive and well today because of his care and compassion during the worst time in our lives. I have always considered him to be her guardian angel and I have thanked God for him many times over the years. Creighton and my daughter were born during the time of her treatments and he and my mother shared many laughs together bragging and telling grandparent stories. I know he will be missed by so many people who's lives he touched over the years. My heartfelt condolences go to all of you.
Kathy Ferguson-Hurd
August 8, 2007
Dear Boggs Family,
We were sorry to hear of your loss of Dr. Whitney. Please accept our sincerest sympathy to all of your family. His obituary is a beautiful tribute to his accomplished life. He was indeed loved and respected by so many friends and colleagues-- an outstanding gentleman on many fronts. We are very sorry for your loss. We will miss him.
Love, thoughts, and prayers,
Dr. Bill and Frances Washburne
August 8, 2007
We are extremely saddened to learn of the death of our special friend, Whitney Boggs. Presently we are in Highlands, North Carolina and we want you to know that our love and sympathy are with you at this time.

Norma Ann and Spencer Hardy, Robert Hendrick, Jr and Virginia Hendrick Haddad
Norma Ann Hardy
August 8, 2007
The Final Salute

“Brothers 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 H. Whitney Boggs, Jr. MD our Brother in Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Dr. Boggs. And to Dr. Boggs it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Korean War while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Boggs 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 1,355 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Dr. Boggs’ family and loved ones.

Dennis Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud
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