Connie Jean Tenhaaf , age 65 of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away suddenly at home on Monday, October 21, 2019. She was born on Saturday, June 19, 1954, in Moline, Illinois, to George and Jacqueline Tenhaaf. Connie moved to New Orleans in 1970 and moved to Ponchatoula after Katrina in 2005. She was a friend to all and loved her animals. Connie worked as a manager for the Olde Nawlins Cookery Restaurant for many years. She and her best friend G. Michael Lala founded the G. Michael Lala Foundation for Animals to help save and rescue animals and find a good home for them. Connie loved to swim and enjoy the outdoors.
Connie is survived by her son, Damian Tenhaaf, her mother, Jaqueline Tenhaaf, her grandchildren, Winter Wolf Tenhaaf, Dani Camardi and Anna Lee Camardi, her brothers, Terry W. Tenhaaf and Gary A. Tenhaaf, her sisters, Sandra Sandifer, Vicki Camardi, Tracie Hawkshurst, Cindy Tenhaaf and Karen Polen, also many nieces, nephews and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Tenhaaf, her sister, Cheryl Tenhaaf, and her best friend, Michael Lala.
Connie's family has postponed her services and will reschedule on a later date.
Connie's guest book can be viewed at www.harrymckneely.com.