Challenge Ethan Talbot unexpectedly passed into the arms of the Lord Friday, July 19, 2013, at the age of 18. He was a recent graduate of E.D. White High School and was to attend LSU in the fall. He was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church in Houma.
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If Challenge made you laugh or touched your heart, join us to celebrate his life with visitation from 9 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Houma. Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday at the church. He will be placed in his final resting place at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Thibodaux.
He was the beloved son of Mitchell Charles Talbot and Kimberly Ann Desmares Talbot; brother of Nikole Leigh Talbot Paquette, Dustin Charles Talbot and Connor Charles Talbot; grandson of Charles and Linda Hartzog Desmares and Margie Talbot; nephew of Michael and Cindy Desmares, Gemma and Dan Svensson, Amy and Kyle Hebert and Scott Talbot; and uncle of Nicholas and David Paquette.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Talbot; great-grandparents, Charles Burton Desmares and Myrtle Desmares, and J.C. and Sitha Hartzog; great-aunt, Jeanette Hartzog Maddox; and great-uncle, Truman Hartzog.
Challenge lived a life as unique as his name. He hunted with his father, skied and golfed with his brothers, fished with his grandfather and adored his family and many friends who knew him as "Batman." He was a boy scout as a child and was always an avid outdoorsman.
Challenge was a member of the E.D. White Swim Team where he was an all-state swimmer for four years. He received countless awards at state swim meets and set school records for E.D. White. He was selected for and attended Boys State on behalf of E.D. White and was also a member of the National Honor Society.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to First Baptist Church in Houma, E.D. White High School or Ducks Unlimited.
To send condolences, please visit www.chauvinfuneralhome.com.
Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from July 22 to July 23, 2013