Gov. David Conner Treen
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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 American Cancer Society, 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

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Published in The Advocate on Nov. 1, 2009.
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November 3, 2009
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Bobby Ridenour
November 1, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rhonda & Thaddus Swazer
November 1, 2009
Oh my, what a true American, Louisianaian (sp), and a great person. Still running for office at 80, how truly wonderful. May God bless the family for your loss.
Dana Hebert
Plaquemine, La.
Dana Hebert
November 1, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Brenda Jones
November 1, 2009
May the peace and love of God be all around you at this time of great sorrow.
Katie Ganaway
November 1, 2009
To Gov. Treen's Family,

Thank you for sharing your Father with Louisiana. I know at times it must have been difficult for you, but his contributions have been so worthwhile. He was a good Governor and an inspiration to many for his Christian example. You are in our prayers.
Robert Bourgeois
November 1, 2009
Very sorry for you,r loss God bless you all
Gloria morales
November 1, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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Donald and Georgia Honore' & Fmly.
November 1, 2009
I was so sorry to learn of Governor Treen's passing. I'll keep him and your family in my prayers
Vicki Terry
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