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LAFAYETTE - Alvin E. "Bubs" Button died at his home in Lafayette, Louisiana, on April 11, 2014. He was born in Donaldsonville, LA, on November 3, 1925, to Chris T. Button and Rosie Richard Button. He grew up in the Fairfields neighborhood of Baton Rouge, graduating from Istrouma High School in 1942. He attended LSU before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943. In 1945 he and Ruth Migues were married until her death in 1982. Bubs' work career began with the Ethyl Corporation after his discharge from the service, and in 1959 he was hired by W.R Grace as an operator in a new HDPE plant then getting underway in Scotlandville. That plant later became Allied Chemical and he would work there until his retirement, advancing to shift supervisor and safety trainer. In 1985 Bubs and Joanne Trahan Borne were married, moving to Lafayette in 1987. Bubs was an avid golfer and a longtime soldier in Arnie's Army. He was for many years a devout member and active volunteer at St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, and later at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lafayette.
Bubs was preceded in death by his parents; by his wife Ruth, the mother of his children; by his brothers Chris, George, and Chick; by his son Chris; and by his great-grandson Judah Welk. He is survived by his beloved wife Joanne; by his daughter Sandy Davoren and husband Denny; by his son Mike and wife Carolyn; by his stepdaughters Cheryl Kollatschny and husband Gary, Cathy Emmite and husband Sammy, Carla Borne, and Claire Benhaddad and husband Djalal; by his stepsons Chuck Borne and wife Lisa, Chris Borne and wife Gina, Craig Borne, and Carl Borne and wife Glenda; by 5 grandchildren and 14 step-grandchildren; and by many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
The family expresses its profound gratitude for the many kindnesses of friends and family over these last weeks, and for the loving attention of Dr. Mike Alexander and the staff of Hospice of Acadiana.
Services will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 415 Robley Drive, Lafayette, LA, on Tuesday, April 15, at 12 p.m., Father Howard Blessing presiding. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church on the day of the funeral. A rosary will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Acadiana or to the
Personal condolences may be sent to the Button family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.
The Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, is in charge of the arrangements.
Delhomme Funeral Home - Lafayette
1011 Bertrand Drive Lafayette, LA 70506
Published in the The Advertiser from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2014