RICHARD FEUILLE
1920 - 2013
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RICHARD HARLAN FEUILLE (Rickie), 93, of El Paso, Texas, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 22, 2013, two days after celebrating 65 years of marriage to his beloved bride, Louann Hoover Feuille. He is also survived by daughter Louann Feuille Sanders, her husband William D. Sanders, their five children Richard, Pablo, Marianna and Christina Sanders and Amy O'Rourke, and ten grandchildren; son Richard Harlan Feuille, Jr., his wife Jane, their three daughters Joyce, Margaret and Elizabeth; son Robert Renick Feuille, his wife Michelle and his sons, Conrad Waggener, Jr. and Joseph and James Feuille, and five grandchildren; son James McDowell Preston Feuille, his wife Nancy Murray, their four children, Colin, Connor, Catherine and Claire Feuille; daughter Margaret Feuille Leachman, her husband Russell D. Leachman, their three children Benton, Boone, and Elizabeth. He is also survived by his sister Anne Feuille Simpson, and many cousins, nephews, nieces, other relatives, and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Feuille, Jr. and Margaret Levy Feuille, sisters Margaret Thompson and Edith Hoelle, brothers Frank Feuille III and Edmond Feuille, sons Joseph Livesay Feuille and Patrick Farnham Feuille, grandson Robert Renick Feuille, Jr., and nephew Frank Feuille IV. Rickie was born in Mexico City in 1920, one of six children of Frank Feuille, Jr. and Margaret Levy Feuille. After his father's death in 1926, his mother returned to El Paso to teach at Radford School. Rickie entered Dudley School at the age of six, speaking only Spanish. He graduated from El Paso High School. He was an avid tennis player and won several junior and senior tennis tournaments. He also qualified twice to play at the United States Lawn and Tennis Association Tournament at Forest Hills, now known as the U.S. Open. He attended the University of Virginia on athletic and academic scholarships. He was captain of the varsity tennis team and pledged Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Rickie graduated from the University of Virginia Summa Cum Laude and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa in 1941. He entered the University of Texas School of Law in 1941 but left law school to enlist in the Army immediately after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He served as the youngest non-flying Major in the Pacific, leading an Army unit that accompanied the Marine invasion of Iwo Jima. He was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and meritorious service, the Purple Heart, and was honorably discharged at the conclusion of the War. Upon his return from the Pacific theater, he entered the University of Virginia Law School, where he graduated Order of the Coif. In 1948, Rickie returned to El Paso to practice law, joining the firm of Jones, Hardie, Grambling and Howell, which later became known as Hardie, Grambling, Simms and Feuille. In 1957, Rickie joined the firm of Scott, Hulse, Marshall and Feuille, which later became known as Scott, Hulse, Marshall, Feuille, Finger & Thurmond, and now ScottHulsePC. He practiced law for more than 60 years in El Paso, serving as President of the El Paso Bar Association, serving as member of a variety of Bar committees, and performing countless hours of pro bono service. He was listed among the Best Lawyers in America. Rickie dedicated himself to the El Paso community, helping to establish such organizations as the El Paso Community Foundation, St. Clements School, and Coronado Country Club. He also served as President of the United Way of El Paso, Advisory Council of the University Of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Community Concert Association, United Fund Trust Fund of El Paso, Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso Rotary Club, El Paso Tennis Club, and Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of the El Paso Community Foundation Board. He was recognized for his service by the American Heart Association, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and the Rotary Club of El Paso. Rickie was a gifted athlete. In addition to being a decorated tennis player, Rickie was a better than scratch golfer and won many golf tournaments throughout the Southwest. Many of his closest friendships were forged and maintained on the golf course. Rickie devoted himself and his family to the Lord and served and supported numerous Christian organizations. He served as the Senior Warden and as a member of the Vestry of the Church of St. Clement, Chairman of the Board of St. Clement's School, Chairman of the Board of Our Lady's Youth Center, on the boards of Youth with a Mission El Paso/Juarez and Young Life, and numerous other organizations. He helped to establish the Christian Television Network and served on its board for many years. Services will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Clement, 810 N. Campbell St., El Paso, Texas 79902, with a reception to follow at the Church. Rickie's grandsons will serve as the pallbearers: Richard David Sanders, William Paul Sanders, Joseph Patrick Feuille, James Michael Harlan Feuille, William Benton Leachman, and Richard Boone Leachman. Honorary pallbearers are William D. Sanders, Russell D. Leachman, J. Sam Moore, Jr., James Gallagher, Richard Munzinger, Stephen Tatem, Jr., Russell Hill, Leo Schuster, Jr., Walter Driver, and David Bernard. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rickie's name to the Church of St. Clement, St. Clement's School, the El Paso Community Foundation, or Our Lady's Youth Center. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, Texas 79912. www.MartinFuneralHomeWest.com


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Published in El Paso Times from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31, 2013.
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November 8, 2013
Dear Louann & the rest of the beautiful and amazing Feuille family:

I have been thinking about you and your family long before Ricky's death. In fact, I've worried about it for years. I'm not sure why although I think it has something to do with how powerful an influence he was in my life. To put it simply, I loved him. Everybody did. That was his gift, and his gift to us. I feel so lucky and proud to have associated with him, and all of you, for so long. My father said the secret to a successful life is finding the right people to associate with. I could not have done better than associating with Ricky. All of you, your entire family, however, are special people. I know that probably makes you uncomfortable to hear that, but it's true. You and Ricky created an amazing legacy of children and grandchildren, and I miss you all every day. I love Montana, but there are no Feuille's in my life here, and that's my loss. I have never been able to find the kind of faith that sustained Ricky, and which was so much a part of who he was, but I always admired it, along with the other amazing qualities he possessed. I promise you that he lives on in me and all the other people he touched. I tell Ricky Feuille stories to my friends here. Stories of his life and character. I am terribly saddened when Joe Hood told me yesterday of his death, but very proud of having had the chance to be his friend. God bless. Will
Will Ballew
October 30, 2013
Precious Feuille family. Many hugs and prayers to you all, what a lovely, sweet man. God Bless you.
Wayne and Mary Jane Windle
October 30, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ricky was such a wonderful person. He was an inspiration to all he knew! I am glad that I got to know him. Sorry I was not able to attend his funeral. My love to all -
Marda Whitney
October 28, 2013
I am so sorry for this great loss. My thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.
Ellen Luby
October 28, 2013
Dear Louann and Family,

On behalf of Faith Alive, we are saddened by your loss and the loss of a great spiritual supporter of Faith Alive. Ricky will be missed by all that were touched by his personal testimonies about his faith in Jesus Christ. We know that he is in the loving arms and care of our Lord and Savior.

Tom Kay
Chairman of the Board of Faith Alive
Tom Kay
October 27, 2013
Dear Louann and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Rickie was one in a million, always so warm and welcoming. We were happy to have known him. What a beautiful, full life lived for Christ, family and country! You were all so blessed to have had him to call 'yours'. May the peace of the Lord be with all of you.
Linda & Stefan Misic
October 26, 2013
Mr. Feuille,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific fighting the Japanese during WW II and also for being a member if the Greatest Generation. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Mike Casey
October 26, 2013
We will always remember his incredible love, prayers and support for the work of the Kingdom around the world. Surely his reward is great. Love and prayers!
Andrew and Rachel Frecka
October 25, 2013
Philippians 1:21
"For me to live is Christ and to die is gain."
Thomas Oduor
October 25, 2013
James Gail & Karel Price
October 24, 2013
'I have fought the good fight,I have finished the race,I have kept the faith.Now there isin store for me the crown of righteousness--" Thank you Lord for giving us Rickie for a short time.
Tom LaNoue
October 24, 2013
Dearest Lou Ann, I am so saddened by his passing, and I am so grateful to have had the honor of knowing such a fine man. I know he will be missed by many, many people, especially his infectious smile. Love you so much, Claudia Lawrence Sullivan
October 24, 2013
Steven & Betsy Parker
October 24, 2013
Thank God for men like Rickie, men of Christ who inspire and encourage us to stand firm in our faith and live life to the fullest - to not live in fear but rather with the strength and power of the Holy Spirt. Men like Rickie are rare, and Louanne, you are one of the reasons why. Thank you for your witness, and for being such an example of how to be His light. We love you

In Christ
Bruce & Laurie Bradford
October 24, 2013
My prayers are with the family of mr feuille he was a lovely man to know at church and he will be dearly missed by his wife and family god bless him and family.
Lisa Steinmann
October 24, 2013
Words cannot express the sadness I'm sure a lot of us are feeling, but I am very happy that the Lord blessed me with being able to get to know Rickie he was a great and loving man and he will be forever missed. I know the heavens are rejoicing with him he is finally home and he can SEE and has no PAIN. Praise God Luv you always Rickie
Edna
October 24, 2013
To the Feuille Family, I am sorry for your loss but I know he has gone to a much better place. Margaret, I have so many great memories of your Dad from my childhood, and most recently watching him go down the slide at the country club with my children. I don't remember seeing him without that smile! I know how much you will miss him but heaven has received a new angel!
Much love, Kristy Tubbs Pursley
Kristy Pursley
October 24, 2013
My husband and I met Rickie and his wife Louann through the Church of St. Clement. They both are inspirations and examples of the love of Christ. Rickie was always smiling when I saw him. He loved the Lord with all his heart. I know he is walking on streets of gold and praising our Lord and King in never ending worship. God bless you and your family Louann. Prayers go out to you as you have prayed for countless others. Thank you Rickie for the love you showed to others whose lives you touched. We will miss you, but we know you have received your just reward.
Debbie Denson
October 23, 2013
Dearest Luann,
Oh how he will be missed! Not just by his blessed family, but by the greater community, for whom he gave so much. I will always treasure our time together in Alamagordo for Faith Alive. How many hundreds more like me have had those life changing experiences with Ricky? He was a very good and faithful servant, and I know God is well pleased. Know that Robert and I hold you in our prayers, and how blessed we are that we were privileged to know and work with such a mighty servant. Dad is really going to miss him. Hugs.
Nancy Driver Hunt
October 23, 2013
I knew Mr. Feuille while working at Scott Hulse. He was an incredible man and it was an honor to have known him. My sincere condolences to Beto and the entire family. May he rest in peace.
Jackie Stewart
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