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Anne O'Brien

Anne Byrnes O'Brien

Thursday, December 24th, 2020
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Anne Byrnes O’Brien, 83, a native and long-term resident of Ethel, LA, died on December 24, 2020 in the house where she was born on November 3, 1937. The only years she lived away from Ethel were four at LSU and 20 traveling the world with her husband in the Air Force. She was a teacher of mathematics and computer science, changing the lives of students at Jackson High School and the Laboratory School at LSU for over 35 years. Her students, family and friends knew and appreciated her gracious kindness.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday December 28, 2020 at Charlet Funeral Home in Zachary, Louisiana. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Charlet Funeral Home in Zachary from 9:00 am until funeral services at 10:00 am, conducted by Rev. Ed Jelks. Graveside services will follow at Redwood Cemetery in Ethel.

Anne is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Alva Borue O’Brien; two daughters, Helen Lee O’Brien and husband Jeffrey Travis Jones of Tucson, AZ; Margaret O’Brien Scheers and husband Randolph Mark Scheers of Houston, TX; two sons, David Borue O’Brien; Kurt Byrnes O’Brien and wife Donna Bernard O’Brien of New Iberia, LA; eleven grandchildren: Miranda O’Brien, Arielle O’Brien, Anne Louise Jones, Katherine Alva Jones, Elizabeth Nicole Scheers, Rebecca Anne Scheers, Catherine Elena O’Brien, Ethan Patrick Borue O’Brien, Amy Isabel O’Brien, Mallory Claire O’Brien; Grace Frances O’Brien; and two great-grandchildren: Lillian Elizabeth O’Brien and Eamon David O’Brien.

There will be 6 pallbearers: David O’Brien, Kurt O’Brien, Matthew Peterson, Ethan Patrick O’Brien, Nick Talley, Andrew Peterson, and there will be 2 honorary pallbearers: Richard Buehler and Henry Wicker.

Anne was a 1955 graduate of Clinton High School. In 1959, she received her BA in Mathematics and English Education from LSU. She received her Master’s degree in Mathematics Education from Oklahoma Central College 1972. Anne was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma teachers’ society and of the Daughters of the America Revolution, Alexander Sterling Chapter. She belonged to the Feliciana Chapter of UDC and the Feliciana Chapter Colonial Dames of the XVII Century. She expressed her artistic side through her sewing and needlework.

The O’Brien family wishes to express its gratitude and thanks to Jessie Mae Matthews and Barbara Turner for their dedication and kindness as they supported Anne in her final illness.

Because of the covid pandemic masks and social distance will be required at the visitation and funeral. If you have symptoms, please think of her from your home.
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Shelly Strobel

Posted at 06:05pm
I was so sorry to hear of Anne's passing. She was my freshman advisor in Evangeline Hall at LSU in 1956; and we remained friends all through those college. years. As so often happens, we lost touch as life interfered, but I will always remember her fondly.
Shelly Jones Strobel

Mary & Nagendra

Posted at 04:50pm
"Anne O'Brien" brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget her!
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Hassan Nagendra

Posted at 04:41pm
Mary and Nagendra send our warmest hugs and condolences to the family for the Loss of Anne O'Brien.
She was warm, thoughtful, loving and kind to everyone she knew.
She will always remain in our hearts and minds.

Mary and Nagendra

Patti Exner

Posted at 09:43am
Al, Kurt, and family,
So very sorry to read about Anne’s passing. I treasured our professional and personal friendship. She was always so proud of all of you. Thoughts and prayers... Patti & Jerry Exner

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