Emma Idalia. Audain LaBeet
November 21, 1903 January 26, 1986
"Aunt Dolly, .
rest well, and suffer
no more.... We will ';' u
treasure the morals andt
values you stood for."
12:00 Noon to 1:30 p.m.
ALL SAINTS CATHEDRAL
JANUARY 31, 1986
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Emma Idalia Audain LaBeet
November 21. 1903 January 26, 1986
Emma Idalia LaBeet better known as "Miss Dolly" by her
family and friends was born on November 21, 1903, to the proud
parents Mr. Thomas William Audain and Mrs. Susanna Rebecca
Audain on the island of St Thomas on Blackbeard Hill. She was
the second of five girls. In 1911, they moved to Garden Street,
Commandant Gade No. 170V.
She received her elementary education at Moravian School and
Miss Alma Van Beverhoudt's Private School. While attending this
school she became a monitor, and taught until Miss Van Bever-
Then she began teaching at Miss Addie Stevens Private School.
From here, she moved on to teach at the Lucinda Millin Private
School. During this time, after working hours, she was supervi-
sor of the Government Children's Playground.
In the early 20's, she joined the St. Ann's Convent at the
Anglican Church where she was known as Sister Judith. After
taking her vows, she moved to Fredericksted, St. Croix along
with Mother Faith, Sister Rose and Sister Announcia (Ella
O'Neal. After the convent was dispersed, they moved back to
St. Thomas where they finally left the convent.
On April 24, 1932, she was married to Peter Benjamin, of this
union they had one son. Thomas William who died in 1972 After
Peter's death she mared Leonard LaBeet They bought and
lved at Dollsville. At this time, they opened the famous "Bam-
bushay Night Club." Thereafter, they opened "Labs Rib Cage"
(Chicken Fry) etc...Miss Dolly assisted in the management of the
Miss Dolly was a very good musician. She studied the piano
under the direction of Miss Alma Van Beverhoudt. Under the
direction of Mr. Apia, she studied the guitar.
Her hobbies were singing and fanci-work. Mrs. Malone taught
her machine embroidery. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School.
Aunt Dolly was a member very much involved in many orga-
nizations. She was a member of the All Saints Choir, the all
Saints Social and Dramatic Club, the All Saints Women of the
Church, and the Al Saints Sewing Class. She also assisted with
the Guilds. Her last assistance was giving the "Territorial Court
Steelband" a place for rehearsal when they first began.
Aunt Dolly, the dedicated career woman, was also Dolly the
devoted daughter mother to al, aunt, sister and friend. She was
a very warm, lovag, and caring lady who loved all of her family,
friend and neighbors. No matter how busy or tired she was as a
result of her unending duties, she found time for the "stranger."
Aunt Dolly, "Miss Dolly", "Miss Emma Idalia LaBeet", was
well loved by all whose lives she touched. She will be greatly
THANK GOD FOR LIFE...."A GENUINE PEARL"
1. "Thank God For Life"....
Aunt Dolly would always say,
No matter how great our troubles were
She would kind heartedly show us the way.
II. She encouraged everyone to do the best
Because God would certainly finish the rest.
She taught us how to live and love
And always walk in the footsteps of the Almighty above.
III. No matter what race, color or creed
She successfully tried to fulfill everyone's need.
Although Aunt Dolly is physically gone
Million of good memories of her will forever live on.
IV. Aunt Dolly, rest well, and suffer no more
We will treasure the morals and values you stood for..
"A genuine pearl" you will always be...
There will never be one as great and special
as...you are to me.... Us
We Love You!
Febx EsqMdo. Sr. Roy A. Wtldbnto
Kenneth W. Spencety Arturo R. Wadnll ton. Jr.
Wilbert E. Lndeuy Walace W. Pthabr. Sr.
Chestr U. Unadeky MUton Undeuy
Mark Undmey Mario Watliotan.