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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA

OBITUARIO

Dolores "Dolly" Sigur Fortenberry

24 julio , 193420 junio , 2020
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Dolores “Dolly” Sigur Fortenberry gently passed into the warm embrace of Jesus on June 20, 2020. Her repose was due to natural causes, after a lengthy illness. She was born to her loving parents Gustave Adolph Sigur, Sr. and Norma Stewart Sigur on July 24, 1934, in Edgard, LA. She spent her early childhood in Edgard which was followed by a family move to New Orleans, LA. There she met the love of her life, Robert Charles Fortenberry, M.D. Dolly and Bob were wed in 1955 and were blessed with six children. She spent much of her adult life raising the kids and doting over many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an active leader in multiple philanthropic organizations, including the Orleans Parish Medical Auxiliary, the Women's Auxiliary of Methodist Hospital, the AMA-ERF, and the March of Dimes. Her faith was steadfast, being a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church. Dolly loved and was loved by her family and friends. She was quite social and liked to entertain, always being a gracious and welcoming hostess. She and Bob enjoyed travelling and they visited many interesting destinations. Her sense of humor was wonderful, which brought joy to those around her. Dolly was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Robert C. Fortenberry, M.D.; her parents, Gustave Adolph Sigur and Norma Stewart Sigur; her siblings, Norma “Tootles” Sigur Clark, Frances Sigur Richardson, Dorothy “Dotsie” Sigur Barbier, Roy “Bubby” Sigur; and her granddaughter, Ansley Garrard. Dolly is survived by her children, Linda (Chip) Garrard, Karen (Steve) Simone, David (Alice) Fortenberry, Leslie (Bill) Drewery, Stephen Fortenberry, and Dianne (Michael) Happel; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Wesley) Salmon, Caroline (Baker) Woods, Matthew (Charlotte) Garrard, Robert Fortenberry, Miles Fortenberry, Arden Fortenberry, Nelson Fortenberry, Wes Drewery, Grey Drewery, Claire Happel, Grant Happel, and Peter Happel; great grandchildren, Matthew Garrard, William Garrard, Alice Garrard, and Wayland Salmon; and her brother, Gus “GA” Sigur (Sylvia). Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St Pius X Catholic Church, 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd. in New Orleans, on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:00AM. A visitation will be held at the church beginning at 9:30AM for family and 10:00AM for friends. Interment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please offer a prayer for Dolly and her family and make a contribution to the American Cancer Society or Rolling River Rescue, www.rrrrescue.org To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com

Servicios

  • Visitation

    viernes, 26 junio , 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    viernes, 26 junio , 2020

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Doris Happel

24 junio , 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the Fortenberry family for your loss.
Doris & Donald Happel

Debbie Barbier Turoff

23 junio , 2020

I remember how Aunt Dolly was the perfect hostess, and she made the preparation seem like a breeze every Thanksgiving, though now as an adult, I realize how much work it was. She always made everyone feel welcome. Her smile could light a room and she was so classy and graceful. I will miss her so much, but I know she will be heading the hospitality committee in Heaven. Love to the whole family!! Debbie

Michael Haik

23 junio , 2020

I will always remember Dolly. Bob and Dolly are some of the dearest friends my parents had. As kids we grew up the the Fortenberry children and often took family vacations together. We would always get together on the school holidays in our college years and had great times together. I have missed seeing them these last few years. Dolly was just an awesome person.

Mary Landry

23 junio , 2020

I am sending love and hugs to u all. I am so sad to lose Dolly as many awesome memories come to mind. Of course huge thanksgiving dinners and all those fun family reunions in city park. She was always so bright when she walked in a room. I love you all beyond words.

Guy Poché

22 junio , 2020

On behalf of the staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, please accept our condolences for your loss.

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