Her Life

Obituary notice


Sharon Ann Laiche Browning, 66, passed away on September 21, 2011. She was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on January 16, 1945. Sharon was a graduate of Stevens College and of Louisiana State University, and taught French and Spanish at Lee High School, and French at St. Luke's, St. James, and Trinity Episcopal Schools all in Baton Rouge.  She was a member of Chi Omega Sorrority, the First Presbyterian Church and the Baton Rouge Junior League.  She lived in Holiday Island, Arkansas, for the last decade of her life, and attended the Holiday Island Community Church.  She is survived by her mother, Camille Paola Smith, of Holiday Island, AR, her two daughters and sons-in law, Michaux Elizabeth Dempster and Greg Dempster of Midlothian, VA, K. Allison White Yoes and Travis Thomas Yoes, of Golden, CO, aunt Josie Martin, of Baton Rouge, LA, aunt and uncle Vincent and Francis Paola, of Baton Rouge, LA, and many other loving cousins, family and friends. She was predeceased by her father Ferdinand J. Laiche, Jr. and her step-father, Howard T. Smith. A memorial service will be held at St. Patrick's Church, 12424 Brogdon Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, officiated by Father Jerry Martin, Sharon's cousin, in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, September 27 at 10 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9 a.m., and internment at Green Oaks Memorial Park, Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. Sharon loved to laugh, dance and spend time with her family and friends. Sharon's family expresses their deep thanks and gratitude to the many people who blessed Sharon with their love, kindness and friendship throughout her life. She will be missed dearly.