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Emily CHASE
Female 1937 - 1990


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  • Birth  1937  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Died  22 Mar 1990  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Obituary, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 25 Mar 1990

      «b»Emily Chase Haydel«/b»
      Emily Chase Haydel, a manager of Dooky Chase Restaurant, died Thursday at Pendleton Memorial Hospital. She was 43. Mrs. Haydel was a lifelong resident of New Orleans, a 1964 graduate of Xavier Preparatory High School and a 1968 graduate of Xavier University. She was former employee of the Urban League, with job replacement, at the University of New Orleans.
      Survivors include her husband, James V. Haydel Jr.; her father, Edgar L. Chase Jr.; her mother, Leah Lange Chase; six sons, James V. III, Victor, Chase, Robert, David and Nathan Haydel; two daughters, Tracie Lynn Haydel and Eve Marie Haydel; a brother, Edgar L. Chase III; and two sister, Stella Reese and Leah Kamata.
      A Mass will be said Monday at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 6360 Pines Blvd. Majestic Mortuaries Service Inc., 1833 Dryades St., is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. ###
    Buried  26 Mar 1990  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 10 May, 1987, page 63:

      «b»Old Fashioned values are their key ingredient
      «/b»by Renee Peck, Living Section assistant editor

      The resemblance is there, between Leah Chase and her daughter, Emily Haydel. In the planes of their faces, in their eyes, in their smiles. And, deeper, too, In their obvious energy and their enthusiasm and their take-charge, let's-get-on-with-it style as they manage Dooky Chase's, a 45-year-old family restaurant that is a local landmark.
      Mother and daughter are in harmony as they bustle about the restaurant this Tuesday morning, handling an onslaught of telephone calls and deliveries and visitors while the spacious rooms begin to fill with tantalizing aromas.
      "Well, I guess Emily is my child most like me," muses Chase, who is finally taking a quick break. "But not in personality. She's sweet."
      Emily laughs and flashes back, "Oh, no I'm not. They call me the 'little Hitler' you know."
      Leah Chase, they both admit readily, was an old-fashioned mama to her three daughters and one son. She believed in hard work and seeing that her children got the best educations possible. She believed in being home with the kids and in getting involved.
      "You have to sacrifice a lot with small children," she says. "From birth to about age 5, Mama has got to be there. I didn't start working here until they were in school. And even then I didn't come in until they were at school, and I left in time to be there when they got home. It's something I still insist on with my daughter and her children."
      Motherhood, for Chase, carried only one rule: "I told my children, 'I'll do it all, take care of everything. All I ask is that you do what I ask of you. Study and get the best education you can.' And they cooperated. You try to prepare your children for life. You do that and you can stop worrying."
      Haydel, 40, with seven children of her own and not a line in her face to prove it, acknowledges her mother as "a tremendous role model."
      "Mother was always one for taking on things," says Haydel, "so we take them on, too,"
      Her most important legacy from her mother, she says, was an old-fashioned work ethic.
      "She has all those good old hard-working values," says Haydel. "It shows in all of her brothers and sisters, and, as the oldest of 11, in her most of all."
      Like so many daughters, "I didn't really appreciate my mother's role until I became a mother myself," Haydel says. "I just never gave it much thought. Mother's a very domineering, strong person. But she will always take the viewpoint of the underdog. She looks at things from a very humanistic side. It makes her an extremely understanding person."
      Still, even now that her daughters are older, Chase does't see herself as the "best friend" type of mother.
      "We don't always see eye to eye on things," she says of her children. "But they never argue back to me. They just go and do their own thing."
      Haydel is very happy, thank you, following in her mother's footsteps.
      "I remember even as a child, on Mother's Day, which was always very busy, my sisters and I would put on our white dresses and help our in the restaurant," she recalls. The entire family --- right down to most of Chase's 14 grandchildren --- will be helping out again today. "Initially I didn't think about going into the business. I remember thinking in high school I wanted to be a business manager." Now Haydel, who has a master's degree in business, can't imagine doing anything else --- and her own children are gradually working into the business too.
      Chase herself has somewhat mixed emotions about Haydel's joining the family business.
      "Restaurants," she says. "You have to love it or your have to be crazy, and I'm a little of both. It's a tremendous amount of work and long hours. I'm trying very hard to keep Emily from falling into that.
      "I didn't pick my kids' careers. This is a small business and couldn't take care of everyone. I'm Mama, I'm the back-up. But I trained them to go out and make their own choices."
      Chase professes admiration for the "new women" like her daughter Emily. Women who "can do it all and still smile." Never mind that she "did it all" herself.
      "Children like to take pride in whatever Mama can do," she says. "Whether it's working or helping out at school. You just have to do a little something, and once you instill that pride you have it made."
      Being the strong, authoritarian parent wasn't always easy, Chase admits.
      "I wasn't the kissing kind of mama," she says a little wistfully. "Sometimes now I wish I could hug them tight. But I do love my children. and no matter what I do they see that." ### [1]
    Person ID  I407  Dobard-Tenette-Fauria
    Last Modified  25 Nov 2016 

    Father  Edgar "Dooky Jr" CHASE, Jr.,   b. 23 Mar 1928, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 2016, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Living 
    Family ID  F113  Group Sheet

    Family  Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
     6. Living
     7. Living
    Last Modified  22 Sep 2004 
    Family ID  F170  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1937 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S251] Newspaper/Magazine Report, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 10 May 1987, page 63-64, "Old-fashioned values are their key ingredient", interview with Leah Chase and Emily Chase Haydel. Accessed via genealogybank.com 25 Nov 2016. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S100] Obituary, Emily Chase Haydel; The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, 25 Mar 1990. Accessed via genealogybank.com 25 Nov 2016 (Reliability: 3).


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