Annelle Clayton Blanchard
Published on 02/08/2001

SHREVEPORT, LA -- A family graveside service for Annelle Clayton Blanchard, M.D. will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2001 at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent Avenue. Memorial services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 900 Jordan Street in Shreveport. Officiating will be Dr. Robert R. Laha, Rev. Brian L. McDowell and Father Curtis Woods.

Annelle succumbed February 3, 2001 at Tampa General Hospital from burns suffered in an apartment house fire at Fort Pierce, FL on January 22, 2001.

Annelle was born August 17, 1950 in Jackson, MS and had lived much of her life in Shreveport, LA. She was a National Merit Finalist, graduate from C. E. Byrd High School and held degrees in foreign languages from LSU-Baton Rouge and in Zoology and Science from University of Louisiana Monroe. She graduated from LSU Medical School in Shreveport and did her residency training at LSU Hospital in New Orleans and served in OB/GYN practices in New Orleans and Florida.

Annelle was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and the Debutante Club of Mississippi.

Annelle's greatest joy and pride were her children. She often stated that her six children were her greatest productions, and second to her children have been the deliveries of hundreds of beautiful, healthy babies. Her greatest satisfaction was assisting mothers with troubled pregnancies to reach full-term healthy deliveries.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Edward Blanchard; children, Ian, Anna Lauren, Ashlyn, Caitlyn, Alyssa and Alexandra; brother, James Clayton and his wife, Leslie; her parents, Annelle and Norman Clayton; and parents-in-law, Martha and Edward Blanchard.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home Marshall St. Chapel, 222-0348