OBITUARY

Carolyn Diecedue Gaudet

June 27, 1944April 13, 2019
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Carolyn Diecedue Gaudet passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the age of 74. Carolyn is survived by her beloved husband David J. Gaudet; daughter Kimberly Rodrigue Kramer; sister Delores Hamilton; brothers Joseph Diecedue, Jr and Glenn Roy Diecedue; grandchildren Mason Matthew and Witney Capri Kramer; great-grandchildren Harley Rae Terrase and Logan Layne Vess. She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Lucille Diecedue and granddaughter Lacey Lynn Kramer. Carolyn owned and operated Carolyn Diecedue Dance Academy. She will be fondly remembered throughout the community for her love of dance and sharing her passion with others. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 1:00pm. Visitation will begin at 10:00am. Interment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum in Metairie Cemetery. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 17, 2019
REMEMBERING

Carolyn Diecedue Gaudet

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Leona Provance

April 17, 2019

“It’s not length of life that’s important, it’s depth of life.”
Nothing could sum up Ms Carolyn’s life more perfectly. I’ve never met a person who lived and loved as deeply as she did. When I was just four my mother enrolled me at her small dance studio in the strip mall on Terry Parkway and I loved every minute of it. When I was blessed with a daughter I couldn’t wait for her to start dancing at CDDA. I’ve never met a more sincere, passionate, optimistic and loving person than Carolyn Diecedue. The energy and effort she invested in her students paid off - nobody but her could ever say they had the best recitals in the city. She taught so many of us shy girls to have confidence in front of a large crowd and taught us to keep dancing even when something went amiss. She was generous with her smiles, hugs and compliments and she and Mr. Dave wouldn’t hesitate to help you work things out during hard times.
She was SIMPLY THE BEST.
I pray her family can find comfort in knowing the mark she left on so many lives and I can only hope I will Be remembered so fondly.
We love you Ms. Carolyn! ❤️❤️

Naomi Mann

April 17, 2019

Carolyn ,
You were such a role model for my two girls, Katie and Kara, and such a warm wonderful friend to my mother and myself. I know you knew the girls continued on in entertainment. Katie is still a stage actress but also head of entertainment operations at six flags while Kara is doing film and tv in Los Angeles and the occasional stage musical. They not only learned to dance from you but how to be a professional and most importantly the value of being honest, kind, gentle and forgiving. You were like this for so many young girls. Your love of your profession, your family, and your dance family spoke volumes of the person you are. We feel blessed to have the memories of you with us. We will miss you.

Jody Brooks

April 17, 2019

I’ll never forget the first day I met Carol. I was a stranger, but only for a moment. She immediately welcomed into her home, into her heart and into her family. We instantly found common ground over our love of dance, but that was just the starting point. We both loved family and both love Dave. It took only moments to become family. I love you Carol! Dance on and Dance In Peace. ❤️.

Faye Caminita

April 17, 2019

Hearing my phone ring in my car at 4:35PM with the voice on the other line saying, “Hey, can you pick me up on the way to the dancing school?” Forty-three years, inclusive of great memories, were made not only with Ms. Carol, but with the Carolyn Diecedue Dance Academy family.
I remember my first year of dancing when I was only five years old. Standing bare-legged in my blue bodysuit with the dancing school insignia printed on a patch, which was handstitched to my leotard. I can remember Ms. Carol working with us to make sure we were in-time, turning the correct direction, and on the same foot. The ‘Broadway Show’ was always in June after traditional school was released for the summer. For many years, my mother took my sister and me to McDonalds to eat breakfast before the show. Not one year passed without having our heads completely wrapped with sponge rollers to ensure a curl mom could tease to fully see us from the stage.
Later on in my dancing career, Ms. Carol believed in me enough to ask me to create the opening number and production tap routines that would involve many students and their families. This was a true honor as the opening number would always set the tone of the show. I can remember having a large binder with numerous pages of colored dots showing patters and formations that would come to life on the stage.
In my retired years, I continue to follow many students on social media. I urge everyone to continue to build long lasting relationships and to share fond memories to keep the spirit of the Carolyn Diecedue Dance Academy alive.
Ms. Carol,
So, get those dancing angels on the four colored lines on the stage in heaven because the show must go on. I’ll recognize you by the hot-pink feathers and rhinestones coming from your angel wings as you dance center stage.
Until we double-time step again under the colored lights and confetti,
Faye

Norma Spahr

April 16, 2019

Ms. Carolyn, you are so special to me and my family. My daughter and granddaughter danced with you and were definitely the best dance teacher around. Your awesome personality was loved by so many. We will miss you. Rest in peace & dance eternally in God's presence until we meet again. You are a beautiful angel. Love ya!

Norma Spahr

Hank Berchak

April 16, 2019

A true Terrytown icon who inspired many young people of all walks of life to become solidly grounded caring adults.

Sincere condolences and sympathy to family and friends.

All of Terrytown mourns and remembers.

God Bless!

Pam Kinberger

April 16, 2019

There are not enough words to describe this loving, beautiful lady. She was funny and giving. She was always there if you needed to talk or needed a hug. I love you Ms. Carol and I am so thankful for your years of friendship and guidance for Kayla. You will be missed terribly.
My deepest condolences to Mr. Dave, Kim, Mason, Witney and Harley Rae. I pray that God will comfort your family during this most difficult time. Give Lacey a hug for me.

Patricia Funck DeShetler

April 16, 2019

She taught me how to express myself as a dancer and grow into a young lady. I know she touched so many lives and will be sadly missed, heaven got happier.
Sincerely,
Patricia Funck
Student of 1978

EDITH BERNIARD

April 16, 2019

Dave and Kim, I am so sorry for yur loss. Ms. Carolyn was such a wonderful soul and will be fondly remembered throughout the community for her love of dance and sharing her passion with others. I will never forget her huge heart and warm hugs. Rip Ms. Carolyn and may you continue to "DANCE"!

Molly Algermissen

April 16, 2019

My sincerest condolences to Carolyn's family and dance family. I danced at the studio in the 80's and remember her fondly. She had a wonderful spirit and shared her love of dance with so many. May you rest (and dance) in peace Miss Carolyn.
Molly

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