Anne Dlugos passed away in her sleep on December 27, 2019 in her own home, as she wished, with her only son, Duncan Dlugos nearby. Born on January 3, 1925 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the only child of Mary Ashcraft Moore and Henry Duncan Moore, the family soon moved to New Orleans where Henry Duncan Moore spent many years with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Anne’s widowed mother later married James B. Gilbert, a resident of Florence, Alabama. Anne had treasured memories of summer visits to maternal grandparents and cousins in Florence. Anne attended Judson College in Marion, Alabama for one year and then returned to New Orleans, graduating from Sophie Newcomb College in 1944. After exploring a possible career at Remington Rand in New York City she returned to New Orleans where she met and married Rolf Dlugos in 1948, sharing lifelong interests in opera and classical music. They were happily married for 52 years before he passed away. A member of the St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church and with deep concern for her fellow man, Anne became a social pioneer in 1966 taking a positive, though unpopular, position in working with the successful integration of black students into the New Orleans Public Schools. Her later years were challenged by dementia, but Anne continued to enjoy her Chi Omega friends, bridge, and the Friday Afternoon Club. The total dedicated and thoughtful care Anne received from Charmaine Daniels and her daughter Charnasia brought happiness and comfort to those final years. She was loved by many and will be terribly missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001. Inurnment will take place privately for the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice.
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