July 10, 1929 – Dec. 27, 2019

Mary Ellen Boozman passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. She was 90 years old. Mary Ellen was born in Natchitoches to Charles Francis Smith and Ellen Scroggins Smith July 10, 1929.

She was a graduate of Natchitoches High School and attended Northwestern State College.  She married Curtis Earl Boozman Jr. in 1946, and they spent their life together and raised their family in Natchitoches.

Mary Ellen worked for many years at the Louisiana Department of Revenue in Natchitoches followed by a long tenure as Office Manager of the Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles, Natchitoches branch.  After retiring, she enjoyed playing bridge with her friends and traveling.  She was very proud to be a Life Master Bridge player.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis E. Boozman Jr.; her parents; one brother; and five sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia “Patsy” Boozman Arceneaux and husband William “Bill” of Baton Rouge; two sons, John Boozman and wife Emma and Rodney Boozman, all of Birmingham; grandson, Scott Arceneaux and wife Jennifer of Jacksonville, Fla.; granddaughter, Erica Boozman Chandler and husband Josh of Birmingham; three great-granddaughters, Elizabeth Mary Arceneaux, Laken Chandler and Palmer Chandler; and one great-grandson, Alexander Curtis Arceneaux.

A graveside service will be Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. at the American Cemetery in Natchitoches.

Pallbearers will be William Arceneaux, Scott Arceneaux, Sonny Melder, Tommy Melder, Richard Guidroz and Edwin Dunahoe.