Dianne C. Veith
Veith, Dianne Calongne (Nov. 8 2020)
Dianne was a native of New Orleans, LA and relocated to Oreland, PA in 2009. Preceded in death by her parents, Roy Warren and Henrietta Huey Calongne, both of New Orleans, LA. Dianne was the beloved wife of Daniel A. Veith for 64 years, devoted mother of Richard B. and Karen M. Veith. Grandmother (“Ma-Meaux”) of Henrik Veith and sister of Roy W. Calongne
Dr. Veith received all of her degrees from Tulane University, receiving her Bachelors in 1956, Masters in 1962 and PhD in Biochemistry in 1965. She joined and was a proud sister of Delta Zeta sorority while attending Tulane University. She met her husband, Dan at a pre medical society event and they married shortly after their first graduation in 1956.
Dianne dedicated her time to her family as a loving stay-at-home mom for many years. She dedicated her spare time to Delta Zeta sorority and held many offices and roles in local, regional and national chapters. She was a DZ delegate to the New Orleans Panhellenic Chapter. She received the Achoth Award in 1989 which was given to specially selected alumnae who demonstrated their continued loyalty and faithful service to Delta Zeta in their communities. She also received the Silver Certificate (25 years), Golden Rose Certificate (50 years) and the Pearl Certificate (65 years), all for her continued service to Delta Zeta.
Eventually Dianne returned to her profession and became a teacher, first as a math teacher at St. Matthew the Apostle (River Ridge, LA) and to Ecole Classique (Metairie, LA) as a chemistry teacher for many years. She found her true passion teaching biology, microbiology, chemistry and organic chemistry at Delgado Community college. She retired from Delgado as a professor in 2008.
Her hobbies and passions were gardening, creating ceramics, oil painting, sketching, knitting and crocheting She also loved spending time with her various pets over the years.
Dianne leaves behind her loving family, extended family and many friends. She never met a stranger and truly embodied being a true New Orleanian.
“To the world, I promise temperance and insight and courage. To crusade for justice, to seek the truth and defend it always. To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine. To my friends, understanding and appreciation. To those closer ones, love that is ever steadfast. To my mind, growth. To myself, faith that I may walk truly in the light of the flame.” (Credit: Delta Zeta creed).
A memorial to be determined at a later date. Contributions may be made to Delta Zeta via donate.deltazeta.org with special attention to Galllaudet University Fine Arts/Dance fund in memory of Dianne C. Veith.
A beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman and dear, dear friend. She truly embodied the light of the flame and the creed of friendship. She will be greatly missed.
Warm memories of Dr Veith.
Saddened by her passing.
(Former Ecole student)