Alison Kay Neustrom
Born: Tue., Oct. 5, 1971--Died: Wed., Sep. 10, 2014
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, September 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Alison passed away on September 10, 2014 after an eleven-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Father Chester Arceneaux, rector of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, conducted the funeral services. Interment followed the services in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Grand Coteau, LA.
Alison was born and raised in Lafayette, graduated in 1993 from The University of Louisiana in Lafayette with a degree in sociology. She moved to Baton Rouge where she attained her Master’s of Social Work in 1996 and a Ph.D. in Sociology in 2001 from LSU. Following graduation, Alison was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley. Living in San Francisco, she worked as a Senior Research Analyst at the Center for Families, Children and the Courts under the Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Council of California.
Alison leaves behind her husband Dave Carner, the love of her life, and a beautiful “firecracker” of a toddler, Ceci. She believed firmly that her life had been defined by blessings and joys, and that God was all loving.