Margaret L. Dean

January 2, 1927 ~ August 11, 2010

Margaret L. Dean, 83, of Lake Charles died at 1:14 AM on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 in a local hospital.

Mrs. Dean was a native and life long resident of Lake Charles. She was a graduate of Lake Charles High School where she was a Kiltie. Mrs. Dean was a member of St. Luke Simpson Methodist Church. She also belonged to Beta Sigma Phi and M.M. Embroidery Club.

She enjoyed yard work and was dedicated to her family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 63 years, Kelly Dean of Lake Charles; two sons, Mark K. Dean and wife Elizabeth of Arlington, VA and Chad D. Dean and wife RaeDean of Lake Charles; two daughters, Nita L. Dean of Lake Charles and Gaye L. Coleman and husband Richard of Houston; eight grandchildren, Ann Morris, Karen Sullivan, Scott Dean, Misty Cockrell, Layla Ramzi, and Kelsey, Cameron, and Hannah Coleman; seven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 14, 2010 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Roger Templeton will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and will continue on Saturday from 8:00 AM until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke Simpson Methodist Church, 1800 Country Club Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70605.

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  1. Dean Family,We are so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Dean was such an elegant lady, full of grace. She meant so much to me growing up with my friendship with Gaye. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Much love,Lindy and Randy Edwards

  2. Dear Nita, I am so sorry to read about your loss. I still remember the time you and Ella through the party at your Mom and Dad's and those two guys started stealing stuff out the bathroom window. Your old friend, James

  3. If there is anyone who lived her marriage vows, it was Mrs. Dean…she is the eptomy of grace that we should all embrace and I only wish I was just a part of the lady that she was., love to her and her family,Fondly, Fifi Martin

  4. Margaret and I go way back! Her grandmother who lived in Galveston. where I grew up, was like a grandmother to me. She was at our home almost everyday and we called her Lala. Our family visited the Larson family in Lake Charles several times. Margaret would come to visit Galveston during the summer and we had many happy hours swimming in the Gulf and riding bikes on the boulevard. Sometimes she would bring one or two friends with her. Once, after we graduated from high school, Margaret, Doris and I took the train to New Orleans for a weekend and we had a grand time! Margaret and Kelly brought their family to Galveston several times and we stayed with them at the beach house. We would sometimes call each other on our birthdays. The last time we visited with them we were on our way home from a dance weekend in Biloxi. Kelly was in a wheelchair then. I always admirerd your mother for the way she took care of your father. She has certainly earned her place in heaven. I know you will all miss her. And I will miss her even tough we did not get to see each other often.

  5. Margaret was such a bright light in Kelly's life. Her beautiful light will live on in Kelly and their children. I was honored to call her a friend. She will be sorely missed by all the graduates of LCHS. Mef McGraw Class of 1942.

  6. Matt and I send our condolences to the entire family. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with. We will always remember the beautiful Stag Horn ferns she decorated the church with for our wedding.

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