A. G. Moulder
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LAFAYETTE - A. G. Moulder, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the age of 93 years and 11 months at Lafayette General Medical Center after a short illness. He was born on August 24, 1919 in San Angelo, Texas as the second son of Louis Russel Moulder and Annie Belle Endsley Moulder of Atlanta, Texas.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013, at 10:00 AM, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 116 E. Bluebird, Lafayette, LA 70508. The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE Lafayette location on Sunday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 8:00 AM until the time of service. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Bishop Chris Wilson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will conduct the funeral services.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Louis Gilbert Moulder, James Floyd Moulder and Foy Wallace Moulder; his first wife, Marguerite Stephens Moulder; and daughter, Hellen Elizabeth Slade. He is survived by his second wife, Billie Charlene Specht Moulder; son, James R. (Patty) Phillips; daughters, Marian E. "Cissy" West and Margaret Charlene (Larry) Hathcock; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A. G. Moulder grew up during the depression and was very familiar with tough times, which taught him to be resolute and determined to succeed in life. When WWII came along, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was trained as a pilot to fly B-25 bombers. Following his discharge in 1945, he had several jobs as a crop dusting pilot before going to work for Schlumberger Well Services as an electronics technician. He retired in 1983 after 32 years of service..
He married Marguerite Stephens in 1947 and together they raised their family in Lafayette teaching them the values they needed to be successful in life. Over the years, he served many different callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, including Branch President, Bishop, High Councilman, Patriarch and Counselor in the Baton Rouge Temple Presidency. He made it a point to travel to Salt Lake City for general conference twice a year for 15 consecutive years and through the years he had the opportunity of meeting several of the Prophets of the Church. After retiring from Schlumberger in 1983, he and Marguerite served a Mission in Indiana. Marguerite struggled with cancer for many years but succumbed in November 1988. Two years later, he married Billie Charlene Specht and together they served four temple missions including being called to be a counselor to the Baton Rouge Temple Presidency where they served for 5 years.
His health slowly declined over the past 5 years and he finally stepped across the veil after a short illness to meet those who preceded him and receive his eternal reward.
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Published in the The Advertiser from July 20 to July 22, 2013