Carla Bourgeois

Metarie, LA |

Carla June McHugh Bourgeois, 69, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011 at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. 

She was born on June 1, 1941 in Bloomfield, IL, the daughter of William Dow and Margie Bernice (Hill) McHugh.

She married William Joseph Bourgeois in September 1968.  They just celebrated 42 years of marriage last September and were looking very forward to the future together.  He survives.

Carla worked for almost 40 years as a RN at the Ochsner Medical Center retiring in 2006.  She was a member of the American Nurses Association and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Bethalto.  She was genuinely a good and giving person.  She had an amazing recall and smiling personality that made everyone love her dearly.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Shawn Joseph Bourgeois; a brother, William Patrick McHugh of Cottage Hills; an uncle, Barney McHugh of Davison, MI; an aunt, Mary Lou McHugh of Belleville, IL and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 10 am to 12 oon on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.  Funeral services will be at 12 Noon on Saturday at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens Chapel with Pastor Charles West officiating. 

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be given to a Charity of One’s Choice.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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