Dolores Brisbi "Dodie" Treen
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Treen, Dolores Brisbi "Dodie" Dolores "Dodie" Brisbi Treen, wife of David C. Treen, died of cancer Friday night, March 18, 2005, at her home near Mandeville. She was 75. She was born on Nov. 23, 1929, in New Orleans. She attended McMain High School, where she was class president, and the Newcomb College of Tulane University, where she was elected president of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. While in college she met David Treen and they were married four years later, on May 26, 1951, at Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans. Married life first took her to Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, and to an additional tour of duty in London, England, while her husband served in the U.S. Air Force. As her husband later pursued a career in government as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and as governor of Louisiana, Dodie was an effective campaigner, cherished confidant, cheerful hostess and public servant in her own right. Her life as first lady included responsibility for the planning and execution of numerous receptions and meetings. As official hostess, she regarded the Governor's Mansion as belonging to the people of Louisiana. With bipartisan support and the unanimous vote of the Legislature, she established a statewide Louisiana Mansion Commission to plan for the décor of the public rooms and to raise funds from private donors to acquire furnishings appropriate to the 1830s-style plantation building. Her interests and civic involvements were many and varied. She worked diligently on the Keep Louisiana Beautiful Campaign and assisted with various charity events and causes including Children's Hospital, the Retarded Children Association, the Ladies Leukemia Society and the Mental Health Association in metropolitan New Orleans. A woman of sincere Christian faith, she was a member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Mandeville. She was preceded in death by her parents, August Joseph Brisbi and May Payne Brisbi; and her sister, Dorothy Brisbi Boyer. She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, David C. Treen; her sister, Charlotte Brisbi Doyle; daughter, Jennifer Treen Neville, Mandeville; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. David C. Treen Jr. and Michelle Mayeur Treen, Metairie; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Treen Lunceford and Lloyd J. Lunceford, Baton Rouge; and nine grandchildren, Jason, Jarrett and Jordan Neville, Rachel Allison and David Treen III and Sarah, Rebecca and Andrew Lunceford. Memorial service will be held at St. Timothy United Methodist Church, located at 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, beginning at noon Tuesday, March 22. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Methodist Home for Children, 815 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130, or the Mental Health Association in metropolitan New Orleans, 1140 Calhoun St. Schoen Funeral Home in Covington is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be private.

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Published in The Advocate on Mar. 20, 2005.
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March 22, 2005
Dear Dave,David,Michelle and all the family,
So sorry about your great loss. I know you all will miss her so very much. She was a lovely lady and my family and I send you all our deepest sympathy. May God comfort you now at this time and the days to come untill you will all be reunited with Him. with love, Dennis and Amie Stewart & Dennis,Jr.
Dennis and Amie(Langguth) Stewart
March 22, 2005
I remember Mrs. Treen as a kind and gentle woman. I know she will be missed.

With deepest sympathy,
Beth Taylor
Beth Taylor
March 21, 2005
Dear Dave, We are sorry to read about your lovely wife, Dodie. She was such an active ,beautiful lady. We will keep you in our prayers. God Bless You.
Richard & Pat
Richard & Pat Oster
March 21, 2005
Dear Dave, We were sorry to learn of Dodie's passing and wish to send you and the children our deepest sympathy.We remember our years in Metairie of being your next door neighbors. Love, Mim and Ken Langguth
Ken and Mimi Langguth
March 21, 2005
Jenny, David and Cynthia: My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you and the entire Treen family.
Jeannette McCurnin
March 21, 2005
Governor Treen,
I was so sad to learn of Miss Dodie's death on the radio this morning. I will miss seeing her pretty face at the club and in church. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lauren Oggs
March 21, 2005
Dear Dave and family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We loved Dodie's spirit and dedication to you and her family. Her love lives on through the family. May comfort be with you all at this difficult time.
Catherine and Richard Larson
Catherine Case Larson
March 21, 2005
To the Treen Family:
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful Lady with all of the State of Louisiana. My memories of the many unselfish things that Mrs. Treen did for so many who could not stand up for themselves continue to keep her alive in the hearts of all who knew her! She is an amazing example of a genuine and caring "First Lady", a title which she so truly deserves. Holding precious memories of her in your hearts will keep her close Always...., which is the best place of all!!

In sympathy,
Belle Gascon
Belle Gascon
March 21, 2005
Dear David:
Jean and I were saddened to learn of Dodie's passing. We will always remember her kindness and friendship when we were in Beau Chene. We will keep Dodie and you in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
Ed and Jean Buckalew
March 20, 2005

Susan and I continue to keep you and your family in our prayers and hope that the wonderful memories you and your family have of our former First Lady will sustain you during this time of sorrow. Mrs. Treen made great lasting contributions to this state and to her community. We are all the better for her unselfish works.
Paul Hart Miller
March 20, 2005
Dear Dave - I was so very sorry to read about Dodie. You both were so close to Dad. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Leslie Blue Stevens
March 20, 2005
My heart goes out to you in the loss of your mother. She leaves an excellent legacy in you. Please know my heart and prayers are with you and your family.
Susan Shiflett Ducote
Susan Ducote
March 20, 2005
Dear Mr. Treen,
You maynot remember me, but my name is Grant, I was one of your wife's nurses on 3 East. I am sorry to hear of your loss, and will be praying for you and your family. Both Mrs. Treen and you were very nice at the hospital under such difficult circumstances.
Grant A. Brauwn
Grant Brauwn
March 20, 2005
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