Carlota Clark Chouteau Busch Webster
1927 - 2021
BORN
1927
DIED
2021
Carlota Clark Chouteau Busch Webster, born July 19, 1927, in St. Louis, MO passed away peacefully on January 15, 2021, at her residence in Palm Beach, FL.

She was the daughter of August A. Busch, Jr. and Marie Christie Church Busch.

Carlota ""Lotsie"" (as many of her friends called her) was a creative, philanthropist, volunteer, wife, and a loving mother. Mom shared her love, wit, and wisdom so freely and she was the centerpiece of our family.

In 1946, at 19, she married John Flanigan, and eventually moved to Pasadena, CA where they raised four children.

Lotsie started 'Busch Gardens' in Tampa, FL, Williamsburg, VA, and Los Angeles, CA, with her father, and in later years convinced the A/B (Anheuser-Busch) Board of Directors that Busch Gardens should become their own operating division. Lotsie remodeled all of the breweries for public tours.

Lotsie produced the City of St. Louis float entry in the Pasadena Rose Parade for over 33 years. Her many philanthropic activities include:
Muscular Dystrophy Board
Harvey Mudd College Board (Claremont, CA)
President of the LA Zoo
President of the Pasadena Humane Society
African Wildlife Foundation (Washington, DC
St. John's Hospital (Santa Monica, CA)
Good Samaritan St. Mary's Hospital (Palm Beach, FL)

Fedrick E. Giersch, was the second love of her life married in 1969. She had two step children, Frederick E. Giersch III, Judy Stach and husband Paul.

In 1989, Lotsie married Daniel Fielder Webster, and made Palm Beach, FL her permanent residence.

Her favorite clubs were the Bath & Tennis Club and the Everglades Club of Palm Beach, along with the Valley Hunt Club of Pasadena.

An accomplished horsewoman, Lotsie showed hunters at Madison Square Gardens NY, and the Cow Palace in San Francisco. All animals were her passion.

Our mom was happily reunited with her son John Flanigan, Grandson Ryan Reynolds, and step son Fredrick E. Giersch III.

Among Mom's many survivors:
Her Loving Children:
Daughter, Karen Buhl
Son, Michael Flanigan
Daughter, Kathy O'Kane & husband Brian
2 step children: Fredrick E. Giersch III, Judy Stach
8 grandchildren: Lotsie Pappas, Allyson Flanagan, Clayton O'Kane, Austin Boos, Shelden O'Kane, Mckenen O'Kane, John Flanigan, and Kenly Flanigan
8 great grandchildren: Brylie Pappas, Graceyn Pappas, Trenton Pappas, Lotsie Flanagan, Deaglan Flanagan, Rory Flanagan, Gray Boos, August Boos.
4 step grand children and great grand children: Jennifer Bieninger and children Brendon and Justin, Justin Stach, Christina Brown, children Norah, Ellis, Myles and Crosby, and Eric Giersch.

Mom's favorite quote was that of Winston Churchill ""We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.""

Out of an abundance of caution, the memorial will be postponed until further notice. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Adopt-A-Family,1712 2nd Ave., Lake Worth, FL., 33460 or The Muscular Dystrophy Association.

If you see a red cardinal fly by in the weeks ahead, that is Mom saying goodbye.
Published by Palm Beach Daily News from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31, 2021.
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I'm the daughter of Robert M. Garrick, who did alot of the public relations for the Rose Parade float and more. Aunt Lotsie gave me a job at Busch Gardens back in early 1970s and it was a great job, I loved it! I remember her as full of life, a huge lover of animals and a wonderfully generous, warm person with a big heart. I just found this obituary and send my love to her children, as I remember all of you very well. I've thought of her often throughout the years and thought of her with love and respect. Condolences to the family, I know you all miss her. Thank you, Aunt Lotsie, for all you gave me and did for me, you will never be forgotten by me. Love, Patti Garrick
Patti Garrick
Friend
September 20, 2021
A beautiful woman.
Art Foltz
April 19, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You taught me A lot about life and friendship, you will be missed by all
Ken Bukowski
Friend
February 17, 2021
Sad news for all who loved her. She had such an amazing zest for life, endless curiosity and a very good sense of humor. My mother and she were childhood friends and Lotsie helped lead our family West. May she rest in peace and her memory forever cherished. A red cardinal is so fitting a sight to see in remembrance of her and the beloved St. Louis team.
Nina Warner
January 27, 2021
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