Paul R Bourget Paul Richard Bourget was born to George Bourget and Lee Flaniken on January 23rd, 1953 in Boston, Mass and passed away peacefully on January 16th, 2013, at the age of 59. Paul was raised in Boston until Junior High School, when his family moved to Visalia. After graduating from Redwood High School, he attended COS until he joined the United States Army, where he proudly served his country and traveled the world. Upon his honorable discharge, Paul continued his patriotic service by joining the Army National Guard. Paul started his family in 1979 with the birth of his first daughter, Lori, followed by Lisa in 1981. He was a loving and devoted single father until 1985, when he met the love of his life, Catherine, and her three children. Together, they joined there families, creating a real-life "Brady Bunch." They raised all five children with an abundance of love; this above all was his proudest accomplishment. With the arrivals of his nine grand-children, Paul's life was complete. His dedication and adoration for his entire family was limitless. Paul worked in construction and for the National Park Service until and injury forced a career change. He went back to school and found his true calling, helping people, working as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor for California State Corrections. His commitment to those he helped was profound and incredibly important to him. He left a lasting legacy with every life he touched. His humorous storytelling, words of wisdom and gracious spirit will be missed. Paul is preceded in death by his parents, George Bourget, Lee Flaniken, Step-Father, Joe Flaniken, Sister Donna Hunter and his precious daughter, Lisa Marie Bourget. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, Children: Stephanie (Chad) Lenaburg, Lori Beth Bourget, Willis Adkins and Sara Sanchez. He also leaves behind his beloved Grand-Children; Tyler, Tristan, Olivia, Sydney, Paislee, Emily, Jace, Callie and Torie, as well as numerous extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made to Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation, 216 S. Johnson St., Visalia, CA 93291. The family would like to thank Dr. Lupercio and the Nurses at KDMC who gave him amazing care through the last months of his illness. Celebration of life service will be held at Salser and Dillard on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Jan. 23, 2013