BATON ROUGE - Today, details were released on the State Memorial Service honoring former Governor Dave Treen, along with the Mandeville memorial service and Treen's official obituary information.
STATE MEMORIAL SERVICE
The general public is encouraged to arrive at the State Capitol by 10 AM for the State Memorial Services on Monday, November 2, 2009. (The capitol will be open as early as 8:30 AM.) The funeral procession will arrive at the capitol at 10:30 AM and a military band will play as the funeral procession enters through the State Capitol front doors. (For this reason it will be very important for guests to have entered the capitol before 10:30 AM when the procession arrives.) A St. Timothy United Methodist soloist will then sing arrangements as the family is seated.
The Memorial Service ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda will begin at 11 AM with a hymn from the St. Timothy soloist. Reverend James Mitchell will then give the invocation. Following the invocation, Governor Jindal will give remarks, followed by remarks from Judge Jay Zainey. The Treen grandchildren will then all read scriptures, with final remarks by grandson, Jason Stewart Neville. Following Neville, Dr. David Conner Treen, Jr. will make remarks and then Rev. Mitchell will lead a prayer and give the closing message. The St. Timothy soloist will then sing a closing hymn as the capitol doors are opened, followed by a 19-gun salute that will mark the conclusion of the memorial service.
There will then be a visitation in the State Capitol Rotunda beginning at 1 PM and concluding at 5 PM.
***NOTE: THESE EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***
MANDEVILLE MEMORIAL SERVICE
Relatives and friends are also invited to a Memorial Service on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 11 AM at St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, with visitation at the church beginning at 9AM.
***NOTE: THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***
OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR FORMER GOVERNOR TREEN
David Conner Treen, former Governor of the State of Louisiana and former U. S. Congressman, died on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at the age of 81. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dolores "Dodie" Brisbi Treen, he is survived by his children, Jennifer Treen Neville of Mandeville, Dr. David Conner Treen, Jr. and wife Michelle of Metairie, and Cynthia Treen Lunceford and husband Lloyd of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Jason Stewart Neville, Jarrett Conner Neville, Jordan Paul Neville, Rachel Lauren Treen, Allison Elizabeth Treen, David Conner Treen, III, Sarah Katherine Lunceford, Rebecca Caroline Lunceford and Andrew Treen Lunceford; a brother, John Speir Treen and wife Martha Ann. Former Governor Treen was also preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Paul and Elizabeth Speir Treen and a brother Joseph Paul Treen, Jr.
MEMORIAL DONATIONS HONORING FORMER GOVERNOR TREEN
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Methodist Children's Home
5150 Highway 22, Suite C-1
Mandeville, LA 70471
The American Cancer Society
10528 Kentshire Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70810-2853
*Or a charity of choice.