Susan Douglass Schoen
Born November 5, 1922 to Eleanor Adorno and Frank Douglass she was Christened Eleanor Marie Douglass. Her dad loved her dark eyes so that he called her Black-Eyed Susan Brown. Legally the Eleanor stayed but she is known to all as Susan or Susie, Aunt Susan or Aunt Susie. To a select few she is called FooFoo.Susan spent 72 of her 95 years devoted to her husband, J Garic Schoen who preceded her in death 3 years ago. Survived by J Garic Schoen, Jr and wife Jane as well as Susan Schoen Holmes. Her oldest grandchild Estella Jane Schoen also preceded her in death. She is also survived by grandchildren Garic Jesse Schoen, John Walet Holmes and Melisssa, Michael Schoen Holmes, Mark Douglass Holmes and Brandie and Collin Schoen Holmes and Melyne. Great grand children are John Thomas Holmes, Ada Schoen Holmes, Connor Douglass Holmes, Virginia Schoen-Marie Holmes, Eleanor Singley Holmes and Barrett Schoen Holmes, Amelia Jane Salett, Jessie Mae Salett and their father Steve. Also survived by many nieces and nephews who absolutely adored her and were so proud to call het aunt. Her family was her pride and joy. Long time active parishioners of St Pius X , Susan and Garic joined St Francis Xavier after Katrina. Susan was a Lady of the Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and received the Gold Palm of Jerusalem which is the highest honor given. She was also awarded the Order of St Louis by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Throughout their marriage Susan always supported Garic’s many volunteer and philanthropic activities, though mostly in the background. Susan was Garic’s strength and together they were exemplary role models to many family, friends and some they never met.
Susan was a member of the New Orleans Women’s Club and later Two Twenties. She was a founding member of Sprig and Twig Garden Club and received three Tri-Color awards for her floral designs. For many years she served on the Ladies Committee of the New Orleans Open golf tournament which is now the Zurich Open. She also worked tirelessly for the Ladies of the Madonna and their dedication to St Elizabeths. The family is indebted to Chateau De Notre Dame Assisted Living staff and most importantly to the Memory Care Unit Personal Care Attendants and Chateau de Notre Dame Hospice who provided such loving and gentle care. Special thanks to Sadie and Dee for personally caring for her after Garic's death. The celebration of Susan and Garic being together again will take place on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Jacob Schoen and Son at 3827 Canal St with visitation beginning at 11:00 and a Mass at 1:00 in the J Garic Schoen Chapel. Internment will take place at All Saints Mausoleum after the Mass. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Mt. Carmel Academy or Ursuline Academy ARRANGEMENTS BY JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be left at www.schoenfh.com.