|Photo courtesy of Capt. David Hill||Photo from Seaboard archive|
Laura Jane Boggess was one of the two flight attendants (or stewardess as they were then called) on Seaboard's first passenger flight in September 1947. They were borrowed from Transocean Airlines because Seaboard did not yet have its own stewardess department. Laura Jane subsequently married the navigator on that flight, Henry Heguy.
The Heguys spent eight years in Luxembourg where Henry served as Seaboard's European manager. Before they left Luxembourg in 1956, they were honored at a dinner, as seen here.
On Oct. 17, 1980, shortly after the merger with Flying Tigers, Laura Jane Heguy dedicated the new Boeing 747F, N816FT, the "Henry L. Heguy".
Laura Jane is survived by her sons Thomas & his wife, Susan; Douglas & his wife, Linda; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is seen here in 1997 at her home in Hilton Head, S.C. and in 1956 at the dinner in Luxembourg.