Teresa J. Dowty
October 8, 1925 – February 4, 2020
Teresa Olive Johnson Dowty died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the age of 94. Teresa was born on October 8, 1925 in Shreveport, LA and a resident of Harahan, LA for the past 68 years. She was preceded in death by her parents William Wilson Johnson, Jr. and Anna Rubey Johnson, and her daughter Linda Anne Dowty. Teresa was survived by her beloved husband Albert Joseph Dowty, Jr. and her children Arleen Dowty Broderick (John), Jeanette Dowty Lauve (Michael), Robert Paul Dowty (Karen), and Maureen Dowty Garland. She was the proud grandmother of Joshua Douglas Kern, Nicholas Michael Lauve (Meghan), Allison Teresa Dowty, Brandon Rocquet Sanchez (Jasie), and Chelsea Elizabeth Sanchez and great-grandmother to Henry Dooley Lauve, Charlotte Elizabeth Sanchez, and Kate James Sanchez. Teresa graduated from Dominican High School in New Orleans and worked for Rheem Manufacturing for many years. She was an officer and original member of St. Rita of Cascia Parish Altar Society and an Adoration volunteer. She was also secretary of the Funseekers of Harahan and enjoyed monthly gatherings with her card group. Teresa was devoted to the Blessed Mother and walked to church regularly for daily mass. Gracious and kind, Teresa exemplified a true loving, Christian wife and mother. Aside from her family, her Catholic faith, friends, and clubs, Teresa loved gardening and flower arranging especially with roses and pansies. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends who she has touched with a special love. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral Mass on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM until service time. Interment will follow in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.
- Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
- Funeral Mass Friday, February 7, 2020
Teresa J. Dowty
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February 8, 2020
I am very sorry about your loss of Mrs. T.
I remember her as being a friend of my aunt and Godmother, Bea Palermo Cimo Marino. My earliest memory of her goes back to about 1963. She was kind to me when I was a child in that I remember that she had a real conversation with me at a wedding that we attended and smiled at me.
Years later, I helped her sister, Mrs. Virginia Cimo and the Dowty’s to preplan their arrangements at Lake Lawn Metairie as well.
I was unable to attend Mrs. T’s funeral, because I had a previous appointment at another Dignity Memorial location on Friday. I wanted to let you know that I will always remember Mrs. T’s sweetness and smile.
February 7, 2020
Our prayers are for Teresa’s soul to rest in eternal peace.
Al and Robert, my friends through Scouting....please accept Carol and my sincerest condolences . Mrs. Teresa was a kind and loving mom and a great wife who made a good Christian home for her family. I’m sure she is with our Savior, free from pain and suffering as we know exists on earth.
February 6, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.