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Mrs. LilyB Moskal (Deceased)
(Formerly Ms. LilyB Staehling)

101 Warmstone Bridge Dr.
Lafayette, Louisiana 70508

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Please click on any news story in the news box, then the archives link in the upper left which appears on the new page. Click on the March & 2020 tabs in the format on the Archives Page, then click on her obituary once that page appears. It includes a photo and footnotes by the Athletic Network about her Red Jacket years.
Information provided by daughter Danon Dastugue,

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Obituary: LilyB Staehling Moskal - Red Jacket 1948-50 - March 20, 2020
SEPTEMBER 25, 1929 – MARCH 20, 2020

LilyB Staehling Moskal, a professional speaker, political consultant, trainer and television personality, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020, at her home in Lafayette. A Celebration of Life will occur at the Garden of Memories in Metairie, with interment to follow, at a later date. A native of Biloxi, Miss., and the daughter of Lillian Durward Taylor and Louis Aloysius Staehling, LilyB spent most of her life in New Orleans, graduating from McMain High School in 1946. She received a B.A. degree in speech communications and broadcasting from Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). Her post-graduate courses included Tulane University and a graduate course of politics at San Diego State University and Washington, D.C.’s Campaign Schools. In the 1960s, Moskal taught at Lakeside School for Special Children in Metairie before moving on to become a Louisiana real estate broker earning national designations and serving on real estate boards of local, state and national associations. This prepared her for public speaking and training and she went on to create Success Seminars, a personal and professional development company that took her throughout the U.S. and Canada and helped train women to enter politics. She was labeled “The Girl with the Million Dollar Attitude” due to her goal in helping others develop self-esteem and reach their highest potential. Among many speaking engagements " including for Eastern Airlines, Century 21 and the American Association of University Women " she conducted a workshop at the 1979 National Convention of the National Federation of Republican Women when President Ronald Reagan was the keynote speaker. Moskal was one of the first four women to earn the designation of Certified Speaking Professionals from the National Speakers Association, served on the board of NSA and organized and served as chapter presidents of the Florida and Kentucky chapters. In addition, she organized and served as president of the Louisiana and Florida Women’s Executive Clubs, a networking organization for women. In 2009, she was inducted into the Louisiana Center for Women and Government’s Hall of Fame. From 1968-1970, Moskal was also host of a daily TV talk show on Channel 26 in New Orleans, interviewing those in the community making New Orleans a better place to live. It was there she met the love of her life, electrical engineer Thomas Moskal. The couple’s second marriage, they were married 44 years. Moskal was also the author of more than 35 professional articles and the co-author of the book, “Positive Power People.” She is listed in Who’s Who of America Women, Personalities of the South, Women of Achievement, Who’s Who and Why of Successful Women and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She was chosen as 1970 Woman of the Year in New Orleans and named part of the “Women of Change” for her dynamic address to the Miami Women’s Health Center. Her past charities have included the American Red Cross after World War II, a reader for the blind and serving on the board of Cancer Crusaders where she was an honoree at their special “Heroes Day” for survivors of cancer. Moskal is the mother of Paul F. Dastugue III (Katharine) of Metairie, Quentin D. Dastugue (Penny) of Covington and Danon Dastugue and Cheré Dastugue Coen (Bruce) of Lafayette. She is the stepmother of Roxane Berglund (Rusty) of Omaha, Neb., Thomas S. Moskal (Sandi) of Coral Springs, Fla. and the former Nelson Moskal. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Judy Guidry for her exquisite care and compassion. Family and friends are encouraged to share your memories and condolences on Mrs. Moskal's memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Paul F. Dastugue III (Katharine), Son
Quentin D. Dastugue (Penny), Son
Danon Dastugue, Daughter
Chere' Dastugue Coen (Bruce), Daughter
Roxane Berglund (Rusty), Stepdaughter
Thomas S. Moskal (Sandi), Stepson
Nelson Moskal, Stepson
Thomas Moskal, Husband (deceased)
Lillian Durward Taylor, Mother (deceased)
Louis Aloysius Staehling, Father (deceased)

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Updated July 7, 2004
Happy to report that my daughter, Chere Dastugue Coen has returned to her roots from California and she is so happy, as is her mother!
She is Features Editor of the Lafayette Daily Advertiser. If you are ever over there be sure and say "Hello". She is -as her name in french means-a "dear". She has written and has had published four books on the Acadiens' exiled from Nova Scotia under the name Cherie Claire. Needless to say, I am very proud of her.

Her oldest son, Joshua 14, a "seasoned" thespian, is already in rehearsal at Burke Hall for the upcoming production. He only arrived on the 7th! Naturally, I will be there to see it which is the latter part of July.
Burke Hall is where I spent most of my college days either in the broadcasting studio, the theater or the speech department (my major) and my other daughter received a Master's Degree in drama and while at USL, performed in numerous productions in Burke Hall. Small world, eh what?!
Will be coming to Lafayette a lot more often now that my family lives there. I will be at the Cajundome August 7th through 9th for the Republican State Convention, so hope to see you then if not sooner.
Hope this finds you well and happy.
Fondly, LilyB
LilyB Moskal

No womens' sports in my day, but played softball and tennis in Intramural sports. I loved sports. Infact helped work my way through college by teaching girls' sports for the New Orleans Recration Dept during summers. Margaret McMillan was a great teacher as well as a good friend. Still is. I loved my years at SLI now UL. Always good to hear from you. LilyB
Red Jackets:  1948, 1949, 1950