Anne Stansbury Caffery

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 5, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel for Anne Stansbury Caffery, 88, who died Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 9:13 a.m. in Katy, TX.

Fr. Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, will officiate for the services. Visitation will be observed from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday and again on Monday from 8:00 a.m. to service time. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Anne S. Caffery, the former Anne Mae Stansbury, was the daughter of Francis Uriah Stansbury and Sue Davidson Stansbury. She was born Sunday, December 21, 1919 in Lake Charles, LA and grew up in the small town of Gueydan with her big sister, Nona and big brother, Ervin.

After graduating from beauty college, Anne came to Crowley in the early 1950’s with her two young children, Claire and Richard. With a small loan from her daddy, she opened her own beauty shop in downtown Crowley named “The Palace Beauty Shop”. Her business prospered and life was good; six years later, she met and married the love of her life, Phillip Van Dorn Caffery. They loved to sing songs while Phillip played the guitar or French accordion. Anne always had something to say that would put a smile on your face and she wouldn’t hear of anyone leaving without making sure they had enough to eat. Anne had a special way of making you feel important and loved.

Survivors include one daughter, Claire Dupre’ and her husband, Bob, of Welsh, LA; one son, Richard Wendrock, II and his wife, Marcel, of Katy, TX; six grandchildren, Dawn Petrucci of Italy, Kyle Dupre’ of New York City, Jill Dupre’ Meyer of New Orleans, Michelle Oliver of Houston, TX, James Wendrock of Katy, TX, and Kelly Smith of Austin, TX. The spouses and significant others to the grandchildren include, Andrea Petrucci, Josh Meyer, Michael Oliver, Mathew Lefkowitz, Aimee Wendrock and Robert Smith. Her ten grandchildren include, Brittany Oliver, Justin Oliver, David Petrucci, Matilda Meyer, Moses Meyer, Miriam Petrucci, Ashleigh Wendrock, Tyler Smith, Aidan Wendrock and Drayton Smith.

Mrs. Caffery was preceded in death by her parents, sister, brother and two husbands.

The family requests memorial contributions to the charity of your choice or a request to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 224 W. 5th St., Crowley, LA 70526 for masses in her memory.

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