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Carolyn Elizabeth Pratt Perry

Died: April 22, 2018

Carolyn Elizabeth Pratt Perry died peacefully in her sleep, Sunday April 22, 2018 at the age of 76 years old. She is survived by her children; daughter, Elizabeth Pratt Perry “Beth”, a son Leonard Pratt Perry “Tad” and her grandchild, Ana Katherine Caldwell Karas. Carolyn was an inspiration to her family. A native of L…read more

Carolyn Elizabeth Pratt Perry died peacefully in her sleep, Sunday April 22, 2018 at the age of 76 years old. She is survived by her children; daughter, Elizabeth Pratt Perry “Beth”, a son Leonard Pratt Perry “Tad” and her grandchild, Ana Katherine Caldwell Karas. Carolyn was an inspiration to her family. A native of Louisiana, Carolyn was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana where she attended C. E. Byrd High School and graduated at the top of her class, obtaining a scholarship to Sophie Newcombe College, New Orleans, La. Carolyn studied Chemistry and Zoology and upon graduation in 1964, she worked as a researcher at Tulane Medical School, Tropical Medicine Research, where she met lifelong friend, Jolie Berry. She later moved to New York, where she worked as a chemist for Dow Chemical, and met husband, Richard Perry. After Richard completed his tour of duty in Vietnam, they returned south to Marietta, Georgia to raise their family. In 1975, when she and Richard divorced, she returned home to Louisiana with her two children to start a new chapter in her life. Unable to obtain the jobs she wanted, and after being told at the age of 30 that she was ‘too old’ for medical school, she took the LSAT and was admitted to LSU law school. Carolyn received her J.D. in law in 1978 and went on to become one of the first female trial lawyers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a partner at law firm, Franklin, Moore and Walsh. She was an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and served on the board of several organisations including Episcopal High School. Later in her career she served as Judge for Baton Rouge Workers’ Compensation, was regional lead for Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), and later moved to Washington D.C. with RTC. In D.C., she obtained her Masters in e-commerce from Georgetown University and upon ‘retirement’ ran a Bed and Breakfast in Maryland for several years. During Hurricane Katrina, Carolyn returned to Baton Rouge with her parents Margueritte and Leonard Pratt, and after they passed in 2011, spent her remaining years travelling the world. Services will be held at St. Luke’s on Thursday, 3 May at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carolyn’s memory to St. Luke’s, 8833 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, La. 70806.

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Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Time: 11:00 am -

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Address:

8833 Goodwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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