May 13, 1942-June 3, 2022
Connie Boswell Whitford, 80, of Natchitoches passed away surrounded by her family June 3, 2022, after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s.
Connie is survived by her husband of 63 years, Michael Gordon Whitford; children, Michael Gordon Whitford Jr. and wife Kristen, Amy Whitford deVargas, and Jennifer Whitford Rossi and husband Jay; grandchildren, Caitlyn Whitford, Michael David Whitford, Eric Martinez, Elizabeth Kate deVargas, Will deVargas, Ella Rossi and Dominic Rossi; sisters, Susan Murphy and husband Kenny, and Becky Alost and husband Mike; sister-in-law, Marsha Whitford; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Rurel J. and Peggy Boswell, and her son-in-law, Richard Emile deVargas.
Connie was born May 13, 1942, in Shreveport. Her father’s occupation led the family to move to many states over the course of her childhood. She had fond memories of the experiences gained at each new place she lived. Her family eventually moved back home to Louisiana where she attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Natchitoches High School in 1959.
Connie was the heart of her family. She was a selfless and devoted mother first and foremost. Her home was always filled with love and laughter. She especially loved her role as Grammy, as her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was always happiest when spending time with them.
Connie will be remembered for her infectious personality. She never met a stranger and exhibited kindness to all she met. She was the embodiment of grace, beauty and strength. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Upon her request, a graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 10 at Memory Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Blake Deshautelle of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception officiating.
Pallbearers are Mike Alost, Christopher deVargas, Will deVargas, Kenneth Murphy, Jay Rossi and Michael David Whitford.
Honorary pallbearers are John Michael Alost and Tony Whitford.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Bryan A. Picou, Dr. Bryan Picou Jr., Dr. Warren Botnick, Dr. Kathleen Kautz and the staff of Natchitoches Regional Medical Center.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association to support research towards finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. 255 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or https://www.alz.org.