Donald G. Cave, age 74, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018.
Donald was born in Fort Worth, TX, and lived in Shreveport, LA. He went to Byrd High School, attended LSU, Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji), and LSU Law School.
He married an Uptown girl from New Orleans, Stephanie Feehan, his devoted wife of 50 years, on September 2, 1967. She supported him through law school and he, in turn, supported her through medical school. They built their practices side by side for over 30 years.
Donald founded Cave Law Firm, and participated as a member as Board of Governors of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, and of the Louisiana and American Association of Justice.
Don was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Boone, Father, Manuel Cave, and stepfather, Calvin Boone.
Donald is survived in death by his wife Stephanie Feehan; Chris and Shannon Cave, Michael Cave, and Patrick and Annah Cave and Christin Haynes; Randa Durham, Lola Boone, Mary Ellen Davros, Dale Mateyoke; Ramsey, Logan, Brennan Lee, Hudson, Liam, Amelia, Ethan, Frances, Louisa, and Walker Cave. He is survived too by all large Elk and White Tail Deer everywhere.
Visiting hours will take place from 8:30am until 10:30am, at St. Patrick’s Church, 12424 Brogdon Lane, Baton Rouge, on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Services will begin at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home, Baton Rouge.
Pallbearers will include Chris Cave, Mike Cave, Pat Cave, Walker Cave, John McKay, Guy Modica, Craig Watson, Jack Dunn and Mike Feehan.
The family of Donald G. Cave wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Elizabeth Wells Downey, his devoted secretary for 45+ years, the women at Stephanie F. Cave MD, the parishioners of St. Patrick’s Church, the ushers at St Patrick whom he considered to be his second family, and the attorneys of the Ya-Ya Group at the City Club, and the medical teams at OLOL hospital.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.Resthavenbatonrouge.com.
One of the sweetest cousins a girl could ever have. I loved you dearly and will miss that big smile! Most important, I will miss your big bear hugs.
To the Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. The service was so fitting of him.
Barbara CrowHall Summit, LA
Stephanie and Family
My deepest Condolences to you and your families, Don had a Special Place in my life. I’m not sure how many years i’ve Known you all, but I do know if our family needed you, just pick up the phone. Every time I saw you’ll it Was a big huge from both of you, our bond was as if we were related. We’re going to miss him and always know we love you. Sue Johnson
Sue JohnsonAlpharetta, GA
Dr. Cave and family.,
My deepest sympathy and thoughts are with all of you.
Ken LaPrairieBaton Rouge, LA
Don was good neighbor and a good friend. Our condolences to the family, Syd and Lillian Dann
Syd DannHarrison, TN
Sometimes there are just no words...thinking of you with sympathy and love. Donnie will be greatly missed by our family.
Lisa MondelloNew Orleans, LA
Mr. Don a/k/a "Big D", was like a second father to me. I worked for him for over half my life. He always took the time out to guide me in the right direction and teach me how to do it better. He was a good man and he was loved. I will miss him very much. I pray for peace and comfort for his entire family.
Brooke RizzoPlaquemine, LA
Comfort for Those Who Mourn
So many people imagine that death cruelly separates us from our loved ones. Even pious people are led to believe this great and sad mistake. When our loved ones die, they do not leave us. They remain. They do not go to some dark and distant place. They simply begin their eternity. We do not see them because we are still in the darkness of the world. But their spiritual eyes, filled with the light of heaven, are always watching us as they wait for the day when we shall share their perfect joy. We are all born for heaven and one by one we end this life of tears to begin our life of love in endless happiness.
I have often reflected upon this beautiful truth and found it the greatest and surest comfort in time of mourning. A firm faith in the real and continual presence of our loved ones has brought the conviction and consolation that death has not destroyed them, nor carried them away. Rather it has given them life! A life with power to know fully and to love perfectly! With this new life and new power our loved ones are always present to us, knowing and loving us more than ever before.
The tears that dampen eyes in time of mourning are tears of homesickness, tears of longing for our loved ones. But it is we who are away from home, not they. Death has been for them a doorway to an eternal home. And only because this heavenly home is invisible to our worldly eyes, we cannot see them so near us. Yet, they are with us, lovingly and tenderly waiting for the day when we, too, will enter the doorway of our eternal home.
No death is a separation. It is a preparation for eternal union with those we love, in the peace and joy of heaven.
Paul & Monica GeisslerBaton Rouge, LA
Condolences to the Cave family. I met Don during our years as undergraduates and remained friends while we practiced law.
He was a fine gentleman who enjoyed life. He was also a tough, honorable opponent while doing a great job for his clients. Don will be missed by many.
Paul MarksBATON ROUGE, LA
I was a Ya Ya member for many years until I mostly retired in 2015. Don was smart, helpful and a genuine pleasure. I have missed my weekly meetings with him and now am sad that the world will miss him too.
Wendell LindsayBaton Rouge, LA
Don Cave was a great guy and very skillful lawyer; my sincere condolences to his family.
WILLIAM WHATLEYPINEVILLE, LA
My sincere condolences to the Cave family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
Stephanie, Chris, Michael, and Patrick — I am so sorry for your loss. Don was a treasured friend to me and my family. He was so kind to everyone and I know he loved his family so much. Praying for all of you
Ellen JohnsonSt Landry, LA
So sorry for your loss He was a great friend
Margaret JohnsonBaton Rouge, LA
Where do I start? I met Mr. Don eighteen years ago when I came to work here. I can say it was a great pleasure knowing Mr. Don and I will always remember his stories, his "wrong" answers to our questions (right answers always cost more...that is what he told us), and his laugh. My heart is with all of the Cave family during this time. Please know that Mr. Don was loved by many people and especially by the ones who worked so closely to him. It has been a blessing to have known you and to have you in my life. Your fabulous smile and great laugh will never be forgotten. Love Heather aka Spike.
Heather RoachBaton Rouge, LA
My thoughts and prayers to the entire cave family. I remember his jolly smile and kindness that always warmed my heart. I am so sorry for your loss.
With heartfelt sympathies,
Laura Lolly LandryBaton Rouge, LA
To Stephanie and all of Don's family:
I am so sorry to learn of Don's passing. I hope in the coming days you will all find peace and comfort while cherishing his memory. For now, my deepest condolences.
Jerry F. PepperCovington, LA