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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Shirley S. Tuero, widow of C&S/DL Capt. William O. Tuero Jr.

Shirley S. Tuero, widow of C&S/DL Capt. William O. Tuero Jr.
September 13, 1921 ~ August 15, 2014

News has reached us with the passing of former C&S ticket agent Shirley Swedlund Tuero, widow of C&S/DL pilot Captain William Oscar Tuero Jr.  Shirley was widowed in October 1971 when Capt. Tuero, age 48, drowned in a boating accident.  Shirley was 92 years of age at the time of her passing today August 15th.
To view the online obituary and sign the guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.dignitymemorial.com/lake-lawn-met-funeral-home/en-us/index.page  or 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lake Lawn Met Funeral Home of New Orleans, LA    (504) 486-6331
Services will be held Monday, August 18, 2014, from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, with visitation one hour prior.
Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans  LA 70124
Shirley had most recently resided at
303 Vincent Ave.,  Metairie  LA 70005-4419  ...  (504) 835-4031 
Shirley celebrated her 90th birthday big time in 2011...pictures and the news article of her big birthday bash in the Big Easy may be viewed at http://www.nola.com/society/index.ssf/2011/09/steven_forsters_big_easy_shirl.html 
......................Shirley Tuero danced in style to the Joe Cea Trio at a swinging wingding at Lambeth House honoring her 90th birthday. The many family and friends attending included her daughters, tennis great Linda Tuero, a champ who was the first woman to win varsity letters at Tulane, with her husband, Bill Lindsley, and Jen Melius with her husband, Brian Melius, and grandson Billy Blatty. Jenn Blatty and David Paul were there, as was Shirley’s great friend Sis Ochsner Mann. Many toasts were made to Shirley’s joie de vivre...............................
Shirley Swedlund Tuero passed on August 15, 2014 at the age of 92. She was the wife of the late William Oscar Tuero, a captain with Delta Airlines. Born in Chicago of parents Florence Hallstrom Swedlund and Helmer Swedlund on September 13, 1921, she was the very first baby delivered by an unknown intern by the name of Dr. Alton Ochsner. In the 1940s she was a ticket agent for Chicago & Southern Airlines and met a young Memphis pilot named William Tuero; they married August 31, 1946 and eventually moved to New Orleans. A longtime member of Munholland Methodist Church, Shirley was a generous and philanthropic Christian woman. She always loved her Sunday School group as well as interacting with the children on Sundays. A cancer survivor, Shirley volunteered for over 39 years at Ochsner Hospital, and in recognition of her work was named by City Business as a Health Care Hero, and awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. She was also a longtime member of the New Orleans Country Club. Known to all her family as "Noni," her laugh, quick wit and sharp tongue will be sorely missed. She is survived by her daughters Linda Tuero Lindsley (husband Dr. William Lindsley) and Jennifer Tuero Melius (husband Dr. Brian Melius), her grandchildren William Peter Blatty Jr., Jennifer Tuero Blatty, Kristen Adamson Gallagher (husband Ryan Gallagher), David William Paul, Grant Melius Worrell (husband Ryan Worrell) and Logan Eloise Melius, and her great-grandchildren Gabriel Tuero Blatty and Liam Daniel Gallagher. The family would like to express their appreciation to the caring staff at Lambeth House and Guardian Angel Hospice. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home on Monday, August 18 at 4:00PM. A visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 3:00PM. A private interment will be held at a later date. Those attending are encouraged NOT to wear black. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences at www.lakelawnmetairie.com . In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that any donations be made to Lambeth House Employees Appreciation Fund (150 Broadway, NOLA 70118) or Methodist Children's Home of Greater New Orleans ( www.mchgno.org ). To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com 
  .Published in The Times-Picayune from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 2014
Name: William Oscar Tuero Jr.
Date of Birth:  November  27, 1922
Date of Death: October 22, 1971
Capt. Tuero joined Chicago & Southern Airlines 07-15-1945 and was based MSY/ATL with Delta Air Lines.
News article from the State Times Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) newspaper dated Monday, October 25, 1971 reads:     BODY OF TENNIS STAR’S FATHER FOUND IN RIVER...The body of Delta Airlines pilot William 0. Tuero, father of New Orleans tennis star Linda Tuero, was found floating in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet Sunday. The St. Bernard Parish sheriff's office said that Tuero's death apparently was due to accidental drowning, but it would not be classified until an autopsy by the Orleans Parish coroner. Tuero, 48, left his homo in Metairie Friday to go fishing. Saturday his empty boat was found and he was reported missing.  Tuero was a native of Memphis, Tenn., but had lived in the New Orleans area 30 years. The World War II glider pilot had flown commercial airliners 27 years.  Tuero was an expert tennis player and coach, working with his two tennis-playing daughters and other youth in the city.  Linda Tuero is the first girl to attend Tulane University on an athletic scholarship.  She has won wide recognition as a tennis player.
From: THFoster6@aol.com Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 8:14 PM
To: death@pilotcommunication.net Subject: Re: Shirley Tuero

I received this from Keith Wolf. I don't remember the date, but Bill Tuero drowned in a boating accident sometime  in the 70's.
Travis Foster
In a message dated 8/15/2014 10:27:12 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, keith-wolf@att.net writes:
Hi Travis,
Donna Lewis called. Her computer is locked up and she asked me to let you know that Shirley Tuero, widow of Bill Tuero, died today. Bill Tuero was before my time I suppose, because I don't remember the name.
I don't have any details, but if you need any, give Donna a call.

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