Rosalie Guidry Daste
Summary: retired cafeteria worker and maid at Gulf States Energy (now Entergy) in New Orleans, Louisiana who was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition at an intensive care unit for almost a week from a bacterial infection contracted in the floodwaters after she was rescued and airlifted to a hospital when she survived five days trapped on the suffocating second-floor of a flooded New Orleans nursing home during her evacuation in the aftermath of the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina tropical cyclone that struck the southeastern United States and killed at least 1,245 other people during the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season as the storm caused severe destruction along the U.S. Gulf Coast from central Florida to Texas due to the storm surge and levee failure before making its second landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in southeast Louisiana in late August 2005, in which it was one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane.
Cause of Death: Complications from an infection
Born: May 17, 1905
Died: September 5, 2005
Location: Monroe, Louisiana