Louis P. Gouaux Sr., 91, a native and resident of Lockport, died peacefully at his home Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
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Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until funeral time Saturday, Jan. 25, at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Lockport. A memorial Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. at the church, with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Thibodaux.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Evelyn Gray Gouaux; children, Susan G. (John) Hagman, L. Phillip (the late "Pixie") Gouaux Jr. and Jayne G. (Lee) Bordelon; seven granddaughters, Dionne G. O'Brien, Andrea Gouaux, Jeanne Gouaux, Louise G. Lawson, Aimee G. O'Gwynn, Mattie Gouaux, and Ashleigh Bordelon; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Frank and Mathilde Robichaux Gouaux; son, Peter Gouaux; siblings, Frank, Eugene, Milton and Marie Louise Harang.
Louis was a pharmacist and the owner of Gouaux's Drug Store in Lockport for more than 40 years. He was a graduate of LSU and Loyola University. He was a U.S. Navy Lieutenant in World War II and served in the Pacific. He was a die-hard supporter of LSU football and personal friend of the late Coach Charlie McClendon and staff. He was very devoted to his family and community all of his life. He was known for his kindness and generosity and had touched many lives throughout his lifetime. One of his favorite sayings was, "When I die, I want my tombstone to read, 'I told you I was sick; It didn't happen by accident; .com.' "
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to Journey Hospice or any charity.
The family would like to thank his caretakers and Journey Hospice for their compassionate care.
To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in New Orleans is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Jan. 16 to Jan. 20, 2014