OBITUARIES : Artist Marguerite B. Staude; Daughter of L.A. Pioneer
Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a sculptor and the last surviving child of pioneer Los Angeles wholesale druggist Lucien N. Brunswig, died Sunday in a Monterey hospital. She was 88 and died of the complications of old age.
Mrs. Staude, whose best-known work is probably at the Chapel of the Holy Cross near Sedona, Ariz., which she dedicated in 1957 to the memory of her parents, was one of four daughters and a son born to Brunswig, a turn-of-the-century philanthropist who sponsored one of the city’s first Depression Era soup kitchens at the old Plaza Mission Church in downtown. He died in 1943.
Mrs. Staude began sculpting in the 1930s, and her heads and busts made from cast resin were displayed through the 1970s. Her last exhibition, of liturgical sculpture, was in 1984 in Monterey where she and her husband Elmer had lived for many years. They also maintained a home in Los Angeles. She is also survived by a son and three grandsons.
A Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Monastery of the Angels Chapel, 1977 Carmen Ave., Hollywood. Requiem Mass will be celebrated June 9 in Sedona.
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