Linnie Hundemer

Published 10:49 am Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Linnie Ree Boyd Hundemer, a former long-time resident of Bogalusa, died peacefully on July 1, 2016, at Grace Health and Rehab in Slaughter.

Linnie was born in Shreveport on Feb. 24, 1917, to William Edwin and Annie Lanier Boyd, both of whom predeceased her, as did her three brothers Edwin, Jack and Joe.

A native of Shreveport and graduate of Byrd High School, Dodd College and LSU, Linnie came to Bogalusa in the late 1930s and taught physical education in the Bogalusa school system for several years. At the end of World War II, she married Charles H. “Charlie” Hundemer, an engineer at the paper mill. They raised three sons, instilling in them high moral character, a strong work ethic, an appreciation of nature and the importance of a good education.

Linnie was very active in Bogalusa civic affairs as a volunteer for Campfire Girls, Civic League, the Planning and Zoning Commission, Rest Haven Nursing Home and First Baptist Church, where she was a church member for over 70 years. She was an early organizer of the Republican Party locally and statewide and was particularly active in the local Republican Women’s Association. Linnie’s ongoing work in the community led to her being honored as The Daily News’ citizen of the year in 1985.

Linnie was preceded in death by her husband Charlie, who died in 1992. She is survived by sons, Bill (Chris) of Knoxville, Tenn., Bob (Sigrid) of Baton Rouge and Tom (Sally) of Shreveport; as well as two grandsons and two granddaughters.

Visitation was held Tuesday, July 5, at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, starting at 9 a.m. and remaining open until the funeral service at 11 a.m. in the chapel. The Rev. Greg Whaley officiated and interment followed at Ponemah Cemetery.