- August 22, 1949 - February 20, 2017
- New Orleans, Louisiana
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Linda Anne Dowty died peacefully the morning of February 20, 2017 at Ochsner Medical Center. She was 67 years old and a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was born on August 22, 1949 at Touro Hospital. Linda attended St. Rita School in Harahan and St. Stephens and Riverdale High School. She was an active parishioner of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church and in 1988 she became the first resident and Golden Member of the Mater Dolorosa Apartments which is still owned and operated by the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Linda is survived by her parents Albert Joseph Dowty, Jr. and Teresa Johnson Dowty and her siblings Arleen Dowty Broderick (John), Jeanette Dowty Lauve (Michael), Robert Paul Dowty (Karen) and Maureen Dowty Garland. She was the proud aunt of Joshua Douglas Kern, Nicholas Michael Lauve, Allison Teresa Dowty, Brandon Rocquet Sanchez, Chelsea Elizabeth Sanchez, and great-aunt to Charlotte Elizabeth Sanchez.
Linda was a devout Catholic who attended mass every Sunday and fully participated in church and parish functions. She loved Mardi Gras and rode and marched in parades for several years. Linda was a diehard LSU fan. She watched every football and baseball game she could and attended many in Tiger Stadium. Her favorite colors were purple and gold. Aside from LSU games, Linda's favorite activity was to eat in New Orleans' finest restaurants. She loved to get dressed up and celebrate special occasions especially her birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11AM. Visitation will begin at 9AM until service time. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.
To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com .