|Birth: ||Aug. 20, 1924|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 2004|
East Baton Rouge Parish
Carmen Elizabeth Meriwether Lindig Ph.D died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at 2 p.m. at her residence in Baton Rouge at the age of 79. Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Visitation at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Monday. Entombment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory Mausoleum, 11817 Jefferson Highway.
A native of Beaumont, Texas, she lived in Baton Rouge for many years. She was a retired school teacher in East Baton Rouge Parish, where she was a positive influence for thousands of students. Dr. Lindig received her doctorate in history in the early 1980s and in 1986 became a published author of "The Path from the Parlor, Louisiana Women 1879-1920." She worked with her mother, the owner of the first nursing home in Baton Rouge, in the early 1950s. She became a pioneer in her own right when she lobbied during the 1950s and 1960s in the state of Louisiana and in Washington, D.C., for patients' rights and nursing home improvements.
Her favorite phrase was, "Every adversity is an adventure." As she traveled extensively and circled the globe twice in her life, she lived by that motto and always turned adversity into an adventure passing her adventurous desires on to her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the American Association of University Women and served on the board of directors of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association. She was politically active most of her life without ever having run for public office.
Dr. Lindig is survived by her five children: two sons, Lawrence "Larry" William Lindig Jr. and his wife, Brenda Knight Lindig, and Jerry William Lindig, all of Baton Rouge, and her three daughters, Susan Lindig and Linda Lindig Carr and her husband, Vance Carr, all of Baton Rouge, and Lark Lindig Francis and her husband, Mark Francis, of Weddington, N.C.; 14 grandchildren, David Lindig of Baton Rouge, Michael Corley and wife Jennifer of Fort Bragg, N.C., Steve Lindig and wife Ikuko of Okinawa, Japan, Cheryl Lindig Donnelly and husband Steve of Baton Rouge, Christy Orono Pafumi and husband Shane of Sydney, Australia, Kimberly Lindig of Dallas, Michael Orona and wife Christine of Denham Springs, Katy Lindig of Plaquemine, Sarah Orona of Baton Rouge, Jeremy Lindig of Plaquemine, Austin and Luke Francis of Weddington, Emily Lindig of Plaquemine and Genevieve Carr of Baton Rouge; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Sherbie Valverde of Miami; two stepsons, Ron Lindig of Ethel and Don Lindig of New Orleans; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Oliver Lindig; her first husband and the father of her children, Lawrence W. Lindig Sr.; her parents, Jerry William and Genevieve Meriwether; a grandson, Randy Lindig; a brother, Jerry "Jack" Meriwether; and three sisters, Camille Meriwether Hardey, Rebecca Meriwether and Betty Meriwether Morse. The grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Jerry William Meriwether (1892 - 1970)
Genevieve Olive Tolbert Meriwether (1895 - 1967)
Oliver D. Lindig (1924 - 2003)
Camille Meriwether Hardy (1912 - 1940)*
Carmen Elizabeth Meriwether Lindig (1924 - 2004)
Rebecca Ann Meriwether (1926 - 1989)*
Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum
East Baton Rouge Parish
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Record added: Dec 29, 2012
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