Ronald Lou Bouchier

Ronald Lou Bouchier HOUSTON - Ronald Lou Bouchier, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away at his home in Houston on Tuesday, the 3rd of June 2014, following complications from Alzheimer's/Parkinson's Diseases. He was 81. Ronald Bouchier, son of Buena and Tom W. Bouchier, grew up in Post, Texas. He was active in sports, the Boy Scouts of America, and graduated Post High School at the age of sixteen. He continued on to New Mexico Military Institute where he made lifelong friends, participated in sports, and revealed the leadership qualities that later defined him. Ronnie earned his degree in Structural Engineering from The University of Texas. He was inducted into the Cowboy Honor Society and served as president of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Sigma, retaining those friendships through the years. Following graduation, Ronnie Bouchier served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, after which he was employed by Manhattan Construction Company of Houston, Texas. He worked in Houston for three years before being sent to Lubbock, Texas to open offices that would oversee construction of commercial properties in Northwest Texas and New Mexico. He married Linda Lott, the love of his life, in Post, Texas in 1960. The couple lived in Lubbock, Texas until 1967 when they and their three children, Blair, Ryla, and Lew, moved to Houston, Texas. Once in Houston, Ronnie began a successful career in real estate and commercial office building development. He was also active in banking and overseas investment activities. A consummate gentleman, Ronnie was also known for his integrity and his unwavering belief in the goodness and opportunity in the United States of America. He held a strong belief in education and was a generous and private donor of countless scholarships to young people through the years. He was an enthusiastic participant in the New Mexico Military Alumni Association serving as a Director for 12 years and its President for three years. Ronnie also served as a member of the University of Texas Student Union Board, enjoying an active association with former and current students. He was an avid reader and collector of books on history, with greatest concentration of interest on military history, especially on World War II. He remembered with great pleasure his trips to Normandy on D-Day anniversaries, and being in the congenial company of other military scholars and historians. He was known for his love of travel, love of family, love of friends, his menagerie of pets, and his wonderful sense of humor. Ronnie Bouchier is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Blair Bouchier and his wife Janice of Taos, New Mexico; daughter, Ryla Bouchier and her fianc , Frank Spagnoletti, of Houston; and son, Lew Bouchier, of Austin. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Nicole Bouchier, of Chicago, Illinois and grandsons, Austin and Maxfield Bouchier, of Austin. He was surrounded by family, close friends and wonderful caregivers in the last years of his life, his Band of Angels. Arrangements in Houston and Nacogdoches are entrusted to Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, The Funeral Directors Since 1936,, 713.789.3005. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the afternoon until seven o'clock in the evening on Sunday, the 8th of June, at Mason Justice Funeral Home. A funeral service and celebration of his life is to be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Monday, the 9th of June, at the First United Methodist Church in Post, Texas. Interment is follow at Terrace Cemetery, also in Post, Texas. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to the Boy Scouts of America at 2225 N. Loop W. Fwy, Houston, TX, 77008; or to the .

Funeral Home

Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors
1010 Bering Drive Houston, TX 77057
(713) 789-3005

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on June 7, 2014