Fernice J. Guilbeau
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Memorial services for Mr. Fernice J. Guilbeau will be held March 30, 2013 at 1 pm at the Mausoleum of Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Mr. Guilbeau was a loving and caring person for all mankind and had great admiration for those that may be in need of surgical transplants.
Mr. Guilbeau was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana to Nicholas and Eleana Hanes Guilbeau of Breaux of Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish on August 19, 1934. Mr Guilbeau grew up in Henderson, Louisiana prior to joining the Air Force.He retired from the Air Force after 20 years.
Mr. Fernice Joseph Guilbeau, Sr. 78, of Pineville, La passed away at his residence with his devoted loving wife Dottie Guilbeu by his side on June 21, 2012, after a lengthy illness, he died of heart failure associated with Multiple disabilities and Coronary Artery Disease.
Mr. Fernice Guilbeau and wife, Dottie Dee Guilbeau were confirmed in Saint James Episcopal Church, Alexandria ,Louisiana on the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ by The Right Reverend Robert Jefferson Hargrove Bishop of Western Louisiana on Sunday, April 12, 1998.
Mr. Guilbeau a Native of South Louisiana French speaking Cajun by birth was a member of St. James Episcopal Church of Alexandria. retired, United Sates Air Force and Federal Civil Service.His education incleded B.S. Louisiana College, Elementary School Teaching(Magna Cum Laude), M.Ed. NSU Elementry School Administration(GPA 4.0), M.ED.NSU Elementry School Teaching(GPA 4.0), M.Ed.NSU Educational Media Specialist (GPA 4.0) he was also ao member of Phi Delta Kappa(Past President, Louisana College Chapter) and Kappa Delta Pi(Past President, Central Louisiana Chapter)
He belong to several Civic Organizations which included Order of the Moose, Masonic Order: Blue Lodge, York and Scotish Rites and Governor's council: Elderly Protective Service.
Verterans Organizations were AMVETS(Past State and National District Commander), VFW(Present Alexandria VAMC Hospital Chairman),as well as Past AMVETS Post 7 Commander, American Legion(Past Adjutant), 40 & 8 (Past Adjutant) and Disabled American Veterans(Life Member). He was a Veteran's Advocate for Alexandria VAMC Veteran's Advisory council to the director, Customer Satisfaction Council, Director's Patient Review Committee, Cenla Veterans Organization(Past President), AMVETS VA VS Deputy Representative (for life).
Mr. Guilbeau was survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Dottie W Quinn Guilbeau. Mr Guilbeau and wife Dottie have five sons from a previous marriages; Kurt Guilbeau, Nick Guilbeau, Fernice (Jay) Guilbeau, Jr(and their families)., Charles Quinn, and Patrick Quinn(and their families); Sister-in-law; Betty Guilbeau of Houma Louisiana and 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; many neices, nephews,a nd cousins from Henderson, La and surrounding parishes in South Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his brothers; Fercy Guilbeau, Houma, La, Lester Guilbeau, Henderson, La, and sisters Eve Guilbeau Robin and Mary Lasyonne of Henderson, La.
Wife Dottie would like to thank the Tioga Sheriffs Department and Acadian Ambulance Service.Wife Dottie would also like to thank the Tioga Fire Department for their continued support for the past five years. Their professional help and equipment(AED) used to service Mr. Guilbeau so he could continue to live in his home with professional and Va home health service. Thanks for the help from our neighbors and families and their continued support.
In lieu of flowers Mrs. Guilbeau would like to ask that all donations be given to the Alpine Fire Department, Tioga, La.You can reach them at 640-8227.
Published in The Town Talk from Mar. 28 to Apr. 6, 2013