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Juwan W. Durgan and Shelby Lynn Istre

Saturday, June 22, wedding date announced for Istre, Durgan

EUNICE - Mr. and Mrs. Paul “Jackie” Loewer Jr. of Branch and Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Istre of Kaplan are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelby Lynn Istre of Branch, to Juwan W. Durgan of Mamou.
The mother of the bride-elect is the former Nancy Leonards. The bride-elect’s maternal grandparents are Phyllis and Dennis Leonards of Crowley, and her paternal grandparents are Deanna Landry of Lafayette and the late Angelas Istre Jr. of Lyons Point.
Shelby graduated from Iota High School in 2015 before enrolling in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she will earn a bachelor’s degree in secondary education in the fall. She is a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Eunice and has been employed at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Center in Crowley for the past seven years.
The prospective groom is the son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Robert Perryman Jr., United States Army, of Fairfax, Virginia, and the late Chad Williams. His mother is the former Melissa Durgan. He is the grandson of Priscilla Faye Durgan of Mamou and the late Austin Durgan, and of Ellen and Lawrence Skimmer of Lake Charles.
Juwan is a 2011 graduate of Mamou High School and a 2016 graduate of Louisiana State University Eunice, where he earned an associate’s degree in computer science. He is presently a student at New Orleans Theological Seminary, with plans to graduate in the fall. He is currently employed as the youth pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church, as well as with LAS Fire and Safety in Eunice.
The couple will be wed on Saturday, June 22, during a 6 p.m. ceremony at First Baptist Church in Eunice.
Following their wedding, the couple will reside in Mamou.

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