Friday, October 30th 2020   |

Donna Weisler Baus, 60, tragically dies after fall

DONNA WEISLER BAUS, an incredible light and a lifelong resident of New Orleans, unexpectedly passed away October 10, 2020 after a tragic fall at a friend’s home.  She was 60 years old.

A graduate of Isidore Newman School, she received her bachelor in arts degree from the University of Georgia. She was the light in the lives of her children, her mother, her sisters and her many friends. 

Donna was always surrounded by friends who loved her and appreciated her unique humor.  She never knew a stranger, and had the ability to make everyone smile and see the good in others.  Her laugh was infectious, and she always put others needs above her own. Though small in stature, her smile could fill a room. She was involved with many organizations in the city; Trinity Episcopal School, Isidore Newman School, Junior League, to name a few. 

Baus will always be remembered for her fashion expertise, individual style, love of late night carrot cake, and her flair for the unexpected wardrobe accessory. She was always quick with fashion advice, and would always be truthful with it, no matter how brutal. Her inner circle would not make a fashion decision without consulting her.

She is survived by her mother Dorothy Weisler; her husband M. Walker Baus; her sisters Deborah Fallis (Neel) and Dianne Lowenthal (Joseph) and her children John Walker Baus and Ella de los Reyes Baus.

Funeral services were  held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the Lowenthal Residence. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Donna Weisler Baus may be made to the Melissa Deno Scholarship fund at LSU Health Foundation by mailing a check to 2000 Tulane Ave 4th Floor, New Orleans LA 70112 or visiting or

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