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Bouthilet, 96, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Houston, Texas. He was born July 17, 1916, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to the late George and Eva (Fee) Bouthilet. On October 29, 1943, he married the former Mary A. Revord, and together our parents enjoyed 65 years of mutual love and companionship. Dad was a 1939 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during WWII, and later enjoyed a long career as a financial executive in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada and Jackson, Mississippi. He and our mother had a true zest for life and made lasting friendships wherever they lived. He was an avid golfer and played several times a week well into his mid 80s. A native Wisconsinite, he followed the Wisconsin Badgers football and basketball teams and was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan, having attended his first Packers game 80 years ago this fall.
He is survived by his children Paul (Kirby) Bouthilet of Green Bay, WI, Mary (Ron) Evans of Bellaire, TX, and Greg (Lana) Bouthilet of The Woodlands, TX. He is also survived by six grandsons, Andrew (Amy) Bouthilet, Alex (Nancy) Bouthilet, Sean Patrick and Ryan Evans, and Kyle and Robert Bouthilet, as well as two great-grandsons, Clay and Bennett Bouthilet.
He was preceded in death by our mother, his parents, one brother, Paul, and a sister, Catherine.
Services will be held at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Bellaire, TX, at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 10, 2012.
The family expresses a special thank you to the physicians and staff at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center for their excellent care and concern during Dad's last days. An equally special thank you is offered to the Center's Palliative Care Team for their compassionate understanding. Also, a warm note of appreciation is extended to the staff of Brighton Gardens Nursing Home for all the wonderful support and love shown to Dad during his stay there, as well as to all his friends at the Bellaire Coffee Shop.
Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Nov. 6, 2012