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Gerald Louviere (1936 - 2014)

Obituary
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Gerald C. Louviere

LAFAYETTE - A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Gerald C. Louviere, 78, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his residence in Carencro surrounded by his family.

Inurnment will be at Calvary Mausoleum.

Deacon Randy Hyde will conduct the memorial services. Eulogists will be Richard Pearce, Dallas Landry, Earline Johnson and Tammy Vidrine. Amy Broussard, soloist, will sing "Amazing Grace".

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Ruby Perrio Louviere of Carencro; two daughters, Jody Louviere Lasseigne and her husband, Bryan of Broussard and Jamie Louviere Foreman and her boyfriend, Greg Morvant of Carencro; one son, Barry Louviere and his wife, Kimberly of Carencro; six grandchildren, Mark and Brandon Foreman, Tori and Trent Lasseigne, and Nicholas and Aaron Louviere; four great grandchildren, Rylee, Kynlee, Ava Lynn, and Lily Grace Foreman and the favorite one of all, "His Golf Bag".

He was preceded in death by parents, Leola "Blondie" Roberts Louvierre and Sidney "Black" Louvierre; one son-in-law, Mark J. Foreman, Sr. and one great grandchild, Gage Michael Foreman.

Gerald was a native of Lafayette and a resident of Carencro for most of his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to all who knew and loved him. As a child, Gerald was infatuated with horses and received his first horse at the age of 6, with many to follow until he moved to Houston. He was a 1956 graduate of Lafayette High School, and following High School he attended Southwest Louisiana Vocational Technical College in Crowley where he majored in Drafting. Gerald worked for many years in the oil and gas industry in and around Lafayette, working for Pan AM Petroleum, United Geophysical Co., Forest Oil, Domingue & Zsabo, Union Texas Petroleum, Celeron Oil and Gas. He also worked for the International Paper Company in Houston, Texas in the Petroleum and Minerals Division for many years until his retirement in 1998. Gerald returned to Louisiana, where he resided in Carencro and played many years of golf at Muni and Vieux Chenes. He was a member of LSMGA. He returned to work for Limousines Limited in Carencro and was a dedicated employee for almost 11 years.

Gerald coached and played softball for over 25 years with various teams around town, and was named the First President of Acadiana Softball Association and remained President for three years. Gerald played various sports including football and adult softball, but quickly became addicted to the game he loved the most, golf. He was an avid golfer, could often be found playing golf at many of the local courses, and managed to get his golf handicap down to an 8.

He was most proud of his service in the Louisiana National Guard, where he retired in 1962, and proudly served his country as a member of the Army Reserve for eight years where he served as a Special Forces Green Beret. Gerald was an avid lover of movies and old music, and there was not a question that he couldn't answer about either one. His five best friends in the world also shared this passion for movies and old music, Mike Clark (deceased), Malcolm Hebert (deceased), John McMinn, Lloyd Chastant and Mac Boulet. Gerald was a great man and a dear friend, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN location on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 9:00 AM to until time of service.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice of Acadiana for their kindness, compassion and gentle care given to Gerald and his family during their time of need and at the request of the family, memorial contributions can be made in Gerald Louviere's name to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston Street, Suite 200, Lafayette, LA. 70503.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com

Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311

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Published in the The Advertiser on July 11, 2014
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Martin & Castille
330 Saint Landry Street Lafayette, LA 70506
(337)234-2311
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