David Conner Treen, former governor of the State of Louisiana and former U.S. congressman, died on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at age 81. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dolores "Dodie" Brisbi Treen, he is survived by his children, Jennifer Treen Neville, of Mandeville, Dr. David Conner Treen Jr. and wife Michelle, of Metairie, and Cynthia Treen Lunceford and husband Lloyd, of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Jason Stewart Neville, Jarrett Conner Neville, Jordan Paul Neville, Rachel Lauren Treen, Allison Elizabeth Treen, David Conner Treen III, Sarah Katherine Lunceford, Rebecca Caroline Lunceford and Andrew Treen Lunceford; and a brother, John Speir Treen and wife Martha Ann. Former Gov. Treen was also preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Paul and Elizabeth Speir Treen; and a brother, Joseph Paul Treen Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge on Monday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., with visitation following until 5 p.m. They are also invited to attend a memorial service at St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Methodist Children's Home, 5150 Highway 22, Suite C-1, Mandeville, LA 70471, the
, 10528 Kentshire Court, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-2853, Louisiana School for the Deaf Foundation, 2888 Brightside Lane, P.O. Box 3074, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, New Orleans. An online guestbook may be signed at www.schoencanalstreet.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com on Nov. 1, 2009