Verlin Joseph Bonvillain, 86, a native and resident of Houma, died at 2:49 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013.
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Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Callahan Bonvillain, of Houma; sons, Mark Bonvillain and wife, Cindy, of Houma, Chris Bonvillain and wife, Carol, of Lafayette, and Gary Bonvillain and wife, Tiffany, of Houma; daughters, Jan Robichaux and husband, Bryan, of Bourg, Lisa Avet and husband, Sterling, of Houma, and Donna Mazarac and husband, Kevin, ofHouma; grandchildren, Brandi Dempster and husband, Jonathan, Joshua Heffker, Brad Robichaux, Scott Blanchard, Brett Triplett and husband, Andrew, Reed, Amy, Derek, Kelsey, Kyla and Alaina Bonvillain, and Paul and Ella Mazarac; great-grandchildren, Christopher Parfait, MaKayla Parfait, Dawson Collins, Brent Parfait, Kinslee Heffker, Jude Blanchard, London Castille; step-great-grandchild, Preslie Dempster; and sister, Miriam Bonvillain Hebert and husband, Vince.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dale Bonvillain; parents, Edgar and Ella Guidry Bonvillain; brothers, Hallie Bonvillain, Eulan Rodrigue, and Houston Rodrigue; and sisters, Hallet Moreaux, Madeline Gordon, Consuelo Mobley, Wilma Bonvillain Boudreaux and Grace Lyons; and infant sister, Doris Bonvillain.
Verlin was an oil field construction foreman with Pennzoil for 36 years.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict as a staff sergeant.
He was a lifelong bowler, hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
To send condolences please visit www.chauvinfuneralhome.com.
Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Chauvin Funeral Home - Houma
5899 Hwy 311
Houma, LA 70360
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from July 15 to July 16, 2013