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In Memory of

Louis Gene Beauregard

October 6, 1942 - March 13, 2017

Obituary


Louis Gene Beauregard was born in rural LeCompte, Louisiana on October 6, 1942. He passed away peacefully at home on March 13, 2017 from cancer. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, John Abel Beauregard and Annie Lee Beauregard, his son Scott Beauregard and his brother Bill Beauregard and adoptive brother Edward Hickman.

Louis is survived by his loving wife Joan Beauregard, his son David Beauregard and his granddaughter, Riley Beauregard, his brother Earl Beauregard and spouse Sharon, his sister Joetta Robeson, his half-sister Mary Watson and spouse Jim and many nieces and...

Louis Gene Beauregard was born in rural LeCompte, Louisiana on October 6, 1942. He passed away peacefully at home on March 13, 2017 from cancer. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, John Abel Beauregard and Annie Lee Beauregard, his son Scott Beauregard and his brother Bill Beauregard and adoptive brother Edward Hickman.

Louis is survived by his loving wife Joan Beauregard, his son David Beauregard and his granddaughter, Riley Beauregard, his brother Earl Beauregard and spouse Sharon, his sister Joetta Robeson, his half-sister Mary Watson and spouse Jim and many nieces and nephews.
In addition, Louis also leaves behind his adoptive family, of whom Sandra MacDaniel and spouse James Roy, Betty Jo Marshall, Nancy Braud and spouse Dewitt, and John Carnahan and spouse Carolyn remain.

First of many life challenges for Louis was being placed as a toddler, along with his immediate siblings, in a childrens' home in Alexandria, La., by his mother who was unable to care for them after his father's untimely death. At fourteen, he was taken in by the family of his school chum, Edward. Mildred and L G Hickman became Mom and Dad to him for the rest of his life and their children his second set of brothers and sisters.

Louis made his mark in the Texas oil and gas industry. As a young man, he traveled the world to troubleshoot offshore drilling electrical crises. Later he founded Beauregard Electrical and, finally, served as a contract electrical engineer for offshore drilling. His peers referred to him as an "engineer's engineer". However, he was most proud of helping his son start his own business. During his life, Louis faced several losses of family and fortune; only those who knew him intimately can appreciate the depth of his sorrows or his efforts to rise above them.

Louis was a multifaceted man. He was deeply interested in healing modalities. He became a certified hypnotherapist. He tried to practice sustainable living and emergency preparation. Above all, he pursued flying in all its forms, having owned his own private aircraft at one point.

In 2011, Louis suffered a major stroke, a truly life-changing event. Facing major deficits with courage, he became the soul of patience and kindness. His great sense of humor and teasing remained unimpaired. He refused to let stroke make him despondent. He was respected for his fierce determination to overcome unbeatable odds in recovery. Although simple tasks such as writing his own name became huge challenges, this highly intelligent man continued to grow in grace. He touched so many others around him.

Subsequently, his interest in metaphysics shifted to the central acceptance of Jesus Christ as his Savior and culminated in his participation at Holy Mass and finally in the grateful reception of the Sacraments of the Church. His wife often found him immersed in meditation, and he loved the Kiss of Peace and to recite the Our Father at Mass.

His passing will be remembered with a funeral Mass celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Richmond, TX at 10:00am on April 22nd, followed by a reception and celebration of his life in the parish CCE Building.

His family wants to express sincerest gratitude to the many physicians, health professionals and speech therapists who contributed to Louis' wellbeing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Houston Aphasia Recovery Center, 3701 Briarpark Drive, Suite 310, Houston, TX, 77042, for their impact on Louis' life.