Sidney R. Bourg

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Sidney Richard Bourg, age 82, of Houston, Texas, passed away on July 7, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family after fighting a courageous battle with COPD and lung cancer. Born June 24, 1931, in Garyville, Louisiana to Velma Johnston Bourg and Alfred Dennis Bourg. Sidney was preceded in death by his parents and siblings; Alfred Bourg, Jr., Elward Bourg, Paula Bourg Hoffman, Luke Peter Bourg, and Elizabeth Bourg.

Sidney served in the United States Air Force for four years. He was honorably discharged in December, 1953. He came to Clear Lake with his family in 1967 as part of the NASA program with Boeing Company. He also worked for GE under a NASA contract. In the late '70s, he started his own CPA firm after a year as a corporate CPA in Houston. His clientele included several local small business and many individuals for whom he prepared tax returns. In 2000, he trimmed the successful practice to a handful of clients. He continued to work until the summer of 2012. Tax clients enjoyed the relaxed environment of Sidney's office as his usual dress was a polo shirt and casual pants. He had several long time clients who became close friends rather than just business associates.

At Southeastern Louisiana University, Sidney enjoyed playing tennis and participating in Student Government. After son, Mark, and daughter, Cyd started playing baseball, his passion turned to coaching them. He always had a high ranking team and some league champions. Many an hour was spent strategizing game plans and batting orders. At one time he had over 30 rose bushes in the back yard. He researched and clipped and pruned them resulting in a gorgeous back yard. Later, he took up the game of golf. He played for fun but was always looking for ways to improve his game through the latest video, TV special, or newly designed club. In recent years watching sports consumed his leisure time. He is known by many for being Clear Lake High School's biggest tennis fan, rarely missing a tournament that his grandchildren played in. "Gramps", as he was known to all the local players and coaches, knew the players well and they knew him. He could also be found at music concerts, cross country meets, baseball games, football games and anywhere his grandchildren were participating in something. The TV was often tuned to a golf or tennis tournament when LSU was not playing. If LSU or the Saints were on TV, you could be sure Sidney was watching. There were only two earthly things Gramps loved more than sports, his 1984 gold Mercedes and beer.

Many philanthropic organizations benefited from his efforts. He often "adopted" families for Christmas, always had some cash for the man on the corner selling newspapers, participated in Junior Achievement program and was the quintessential big tipper even when tips were not expected or even appropriate.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia; along with his three children; Beth Cotten of Houston, Texas, Mark and his wife Shiela Bourg of Douglas County, Georgia, and Cyd Bourg of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey and his wife Heather Cotten of Houston, Kayleigh Sullivan of Austin, Danielle Domingues of Denton, Alexandra Sullivan of Houston, Monica Bourg of Douglas County, Georgia, Jordan Sullivan of Houston, Justin Cotten of Houston, Ryan Domingues of El Paso, ShaunMarie Bourg of Houston, Dustin Domingues of Houston, Bella Domingues of Houston; three siblings, Helen Brignac of La Place, Louisiana, Pat Askew of Little Farms, Louisiana, Zelmire Stout of Metairie, Louisiana; and many other loving nieces and nephews, and relatives.

A memorial service will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Houston, Texas on July 20, 2013 at 11:00a.m. If you wish, you may donate to . Condolences may be sent to [email protected]

Published on from July 12 to July 25, 2013