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 nearly a week from a bacterial infection 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 devastating Hurricane Katrina tropical cyclone that struck the southeastern United States in late August 2005 causing unprecedented death and destruction along the U.S. Gulf Coast with the highest number of lives lost and the most severe damage took place mostly in New Orleans, Louisiana where the flood protection system failed, in which it was ranked as one of the five deadliest hurricanes and the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States.
Cause of Death: Complications from an infection
Born: May 17, 1905
Died: September 5, 2005
Location: Monroe, Louisiana