CenLA Mourns Death of Local Arts & Civic Activist

class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-48549″ src=”http://klax-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/jacquecaplan.jpg” alt=”jacquecaplan” width=”250″ height=”374″ />Alexandria is mourning the death of a prominent arts and civic activist, Jaqueline Segal Caplan. She died over the weekend at the age of 81.

Services will be Thursday morning at 10 at the Jewish Temple, and a graveside service will follow at the Jewish Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm at Kramer Funeral Home.

Mrs. Caplan, known as Jacque, founded the Central Louisiana Summer Student Theatre, directed shows over a 15-year-period. She spearheaded the gala opening for the performing arts center. And, she was especially proud of the “Service Above Self” Award given to her by the Rotary Club. Many also knew her from her work in the family business for more than 40 years.

She is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, Ed, and her 3 children and their families.

KLAX-TV has a family connection to Caplan, as well. Her grandson, Jonathan Ginsburgh, interned at our station while finishing his studies at Tulane, the alma mater of his grandparents.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/1/16