Evie Schellang

Obituary of Evie Geneva Colburn Schellang

Evie Geneva Colburn Schellang died peacefully at her Metairie, Louisiana home on February 14, 2022, surrounded by her children. She was 76.

Evie is survived by her son, Frank Joseph Schellang IV of Metairie and daughter, Rita Marian Schellang Bernal of Metairie.

Evie was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Joseph Schellang III of Metairie and her parents, Rita Virginia Stein Colburn of New Orleans, LA, and Leroy Clifford Colburn of Longview, Texas.

Evie also is survived by her grandchildren, Daniel Joseph Bernal Jr., Joseph Bernal, Nicholas  Bernal, Chanal Bernal, and departed Cristal Bernal; sister, Rita Virginia Colburn of Metairie; and cousins, Michael James Strom of Metairie, Robert Leland Regan III (Laura) of Abita Springs, Craig Daniel Stein (Dawn) of Metairie, and Beverly Ruth Stein.

Evie was born on December 17, 1945, in Dallas, TX and raised in New Orleans and Metairie. She and her family moved home to New Orleans and then Metairie when she was a child. Evie lived in Metairie for the majority of her life. 

Evie graduated from Riverdale High School in Metairie and worked as a professional travel agent for the majority of her adult life. Evie owned Advance Travel Inc. of Metairie, where she worked for most of her professional career. Evie purchased Advance from her dear friend, Klara Citanovich, for whom she worked for a number of years after serving previously at Jim Garcia Travel and The Moorings Ltd. 

A lifelong travel enthusiast, Evie was a proud member of IATA, the International Association of Travel Agents. Evie compiled and directed numerous tours domestically and to Europe.

In addition to her professional career, Evie was a devoted mother and wife and lifelong pet enthusiast.

Evie will be remembered as a generous, loving, and caring woman dedicated to her family and friends. Outgoing and personable, Evie never met a stranger whether it was human or animal.

A private service for family and friends is to be scheduled at a later date. Prayers were welcome, but the family respectfully declines flowers in favor of donations to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).  Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com

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