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Loucain D. "lyndy" Santerre

1942 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Loucain D. "lyndy" Santerre Obituary
Santerre, Loucain Dean "Lyndy" Lyndy was born in St. Mary's Hospital, Port Arthur, TX to W. Earle and LaVerne Wade Santerre. He was baptized and made first communion in the United Methodist Church. Lyndy's parents divorced when he was four, but he enjoyed a normal, loving relationship with both parents and their families. After graduating from Sunset High School, Lyndy attended North Texas University and SMU Law School. Education for everyone was important to Lyndy. At 19, he got a bank loan and acquired Trinity High School. Trinity gave opportunity to students to achieve a Texas state accredited high school diploma by correspondence. While selling Dallas Morning News subscriptions in high school, Lyndy sold a subscription to a blind man. There was an agreement between him and his neighbor. The blind man would buy the paper and the neighbor would share by reading it to him. Occasionally, Lyndy would check to see that the agreement was kept. Lyndy's career was in real estate. He loved working in all phases, also with the clientele. His restaurant, Texas Hamburgers, was a real enjoyment for him. Lyndy liked working in the relaxed atmosphere with the personnel and greeting all who came for food and fun. The Texas flag flew above the restaurant. Lyndy listened when someone called by phone or told him personally "our flag needs attention". Up on the roof he went removing the flag for mending, replacement or proper retirement. Among other entities, with desire, little knowledge, but faith and much courage, Lyndy entered The Oil Patch. With help of knowledgeable and faithful workers, Lyndy credited them; they finally brought in a gusher. Lyndy loved all people, especially children, older ones also animals. He and his dog, Cody, a black lab, spent many good times together. When leaving, Cody got his command, "I must go Cody, I will be back, stay - take care of mother." Through the years Lyndy loved life and was always happy with laughter in his voice. But illness and pain changed his life. After struggling with cancer and complications from heart problems, he lost the battle. As a friend shared her faith with him, Lyndy told her he had long talks and prayer with God under the stars at night. His final answer was, "I am God's kid!" Germain Santerre was Lyndy's great, great grandfather. A monument stands on Stevens Park Golf Course in honor of Germain Santerre in regard to his contributions to the old La Reunion French Colony. Grandfather was a man of considerable learning and education. He brought his large range of books from Greek mythology, music and French cookbooks. Some of the volumes were published as early as 1620. The Santerre family brought the first organ to Dallas. They sailed with other families from Le Havre Harbor, France into Galveston Harbor, Texas to make a new life in America in 1850. Lyndy was preceded in death by his father, W. Earle Santerre; step-mother, Ida Mae Santerre; and step-father, Randall J. Thornberry. Randall and LaVerne met and married several years after Earle's death. Lyndy is survived by his beloved and loving mother, LaVerne W. Santerre-Thornberry; daughter, Shiana Lyn Santerre; stepdaughter, Lori Kris Rogers; step sister, Laura L. and husband, Bill Maceachran; a host of loving cousins, other relatives and friends; among them prior wives and husbands. Our deep gratitude to Dr. David Levine, Dr. Stevens Haley and their staff for the continued ways they cared so faithfully for Lyndy. Also to the medical staff at Methodist Dallas Medical Center for extending such marvelous care to Lyndy during his illness. Our gratitude and appreciation to The Reverend Earnest E. Walt and his assistants, Doris Kemnitz, organist and Delisa Venz, soloist for the soft soothing words and strains of heavenly music which flowed into a beautiful, comforting and personal memorial service celebrating the life of Loucain D. "Lyndy" Santerre on May 9, 2014. Our thankful appreciation to the staff at Restland who worked so diligently showing kind compassion and professional dignity in service to us during our many difficult weeks of sadness. Memorials may be made to Frontiers of Flight Museum, Love Field, 6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, TX 75209, DFW Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy, PO Box 610445, DFW Airport, TX 75261 or .


Published in Dallas Morning News from July 27 to July 28, 2014
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