Obituary for Elaine Brown
Elaine Caldwell Brown passed away on January 15, 2014, at age 89. She was a resident of Amber Terrace in Baton Rouge and a former longtime resident of Lafayette. Elaine was an avid LSU fan, she loved her Fighting Tigers. She also had a profound love and respect for the American flag and the Nation for which it stands.
Elaine is survived by her three children, Rebecca Laine Brown Nash and her husband Dr. Thomas Cuendet Nash; Lynn Warren Brown Lohmann and her husband Jerome Charles Lohmann, all of Baton Rouge and Warren Lenox Brown, III and former daughter-in-law Jacqueline Nicole Bouligny Brown of Lafayette. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Caroline Bancroft Nash Plaisance and her husband Daniel Wayne Plaisance of New Orleans, Lauren Caldwell Nash of New Orleans; Harold Daniel Lohmann, Elizabeth Lynn Lohmann and Alexandra Grace Lohmann, all of Baton Rouge; and, Warren Lenox Brown, IV and Madeline Ledet Brown of Lafayette. She is also survived by two great-grand daughters, Eva Hope Plaisance and Haven Elise Plaisance of New Orleans. Other survivors include her husband’s half-brother William Adam Brown of Lake Charles, her husband’s half-sister Theresa Brown Guillory of DeRidder, and her niece Frances Caldwell Harrell of Mandeville. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Warren Lenox “Rusty” Brown, Jr., her parents Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Adolphus Caldwell, Sr., and her brother Stephen Adolphus Caldwell, Jr.
Elaine was born on November 19, 1924 in Ruston. After graduating from University High School in Baton Rouge in May, 1941, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University in May, 1945. She was a member of Delta Zeta sorority serving as Treasurer and Vice-President, a member of Alpha Beta Chi Honor Society and Delta Gamma Delta Intersorority.
Elaine was very active in numerous clubs and organizations while living in Lafayette. She was a member of Chapter Y, P.E.O. and L’Avenir civic groups. Elaine was one of the nine founders and organizers of the first women’s Mardi Gras krewe in Lafayette; she was one of the organizers of Gabriel Dukes and a former member of the Louisiana State Society of Washington, D.C. She served on P.T.A. Executive Boards of five schools – Central, Woodvale, L. J. Alleman, Paul Breaux and Lafayette High Schools, serving as President of three schools; and she was awarded Honorary Life Membership in the P.T.A. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where she served on the Altar Guild. Elaine was a member of the Petroleum Club of Lafayette, where her late husband was one of the Club’s founding members; a past member of the Lafayette Town House Club; a Charter member of Oakbourne Country Club; a past member of the City Club of Lafayette and the Chaîne de Rotisseurs. She was a member of the L.S.U. Alumni Association and a past member of the L.S.U. Century Club.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 21st at Asbury United Methodist Church from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at which time there will be funeral services. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery on Pinhook Road in Lafayette.
Pallbearers will be David S. Cook, Dr. Lige F. Dunaway, Jr., Robert M. Francez, Steven M. Jankower, Sidney J. Lacy, Jr. and Michael F. McKenzie.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church - Music Ministry, 101 Live Oak Boulevard, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70503 or the L.S.U. Foundation, 3838 West Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Amber Terrace, Clarity Hospice and MedPass for their love, support and encouragement.
Personal condolences may be sent to the Brown family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.
Delhomme Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.