Dorothy Callen Autin
Dorothy Callen Autin
  • May 7, 1928 - June 26, 2017
  • Covington, Louisiana

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Mary Dorothy “Dot” Callen Autin, 89, was born on May 7, 1928 and died June 26, 2017, 4:08pm of complications related to acute leukemia. She lived her last months with loving graciousness and was deeply grateful for support of family, friends and her doctor, Archie Brown, Jr.

Dot is survived by her children: Mimi Padgett, Julianna Padgett, Carol Padgett, Elizabeth DiMaggio and Patricia Fagan and spouse/partners, Michael Miles, Sal Dimaggio, Brett Barre, Ryan Bridges; grandchildren: Ashley McElheney, Michael Mouton, Jessica Trudeau, Nicholas Slie, Jeremy and David Miles, and great grandchildren: Donovan McElheney, Julian Miles, Remington Mouton, Jolie and Marcel Trudeau. She cared deeply about her 21 nieces and nephews.

She also had very special relationships with stepchildren Diana Autin, Amelia Autin Lam, Peggie Schommer, Al Autin, and John Autin, and their spouses, Keith Hefner, Vincent Lam, Craig Schommer, and Marilou Autin; her step grandchildren: Peter, Elena, and Emilia Autin-Hefner; Matthew, Elise, and Andrew Schommer; John Michael, Christina, and Katherine Autin; and her step great grandchildren: Amaris Autin-Hefner and Kaya Autin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emily and Lawrence Callen; her husband, Alphonse Autin; her son, Herbert Slie; and four siblings: Larry Callen, David Callen, Ann Woods, Toni Sauviac.

Dot was a great hugger and made people feel special. She was active in her church, enjoyed plantations, travel, geneology, painting and collecting small elephants. We’ll miss her heartfelt birthday cards.

Services will be held on Friday, June 30 at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation is at 9:00am and a celebration service at 10:00am. Dot would like everyone attending to wear bright colors. in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Wms Blvd Baptist Church Betty Jonah Orphanage Fund.

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