Jeff Bourgeois

December 31, 1966October 9, 2020
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Our family is devastated to share that our beloved Jeffrey Wayne “Jeff” Bourgeois passed away on October 9th from injuries sustained in a car accident in Austin, Texas.

Jeff was born on December 31, 1966, in Massachusetts to his loving parents Roy and Mary Ann Bourgeois. The family resided in Massachusetts until 1984 when they relocated to Austin. Although originally from Massachusetts, Jeff loved Austin and considered it his home.

Jeff was an exemplary student and excelled in both math and science. Jeff graduated from Albert Sidney Johnston High School with honors and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. Edwards University.

Jeff had a 20-plus year career in the electronics manufacturing industry at National Instruments. He was a dedicated hard-worker who took a great deal of pride in his work. He even traveled to Malaysia to train the National Instruments team there when the manufacturing was moved overseas. He worked in many positions while at National Instruments. Importantly, with Jeff's great knowledge of products and processes, he would help anyone, at anytime who needed assistance. Recently, he began working at Applied Materials where he enjoyed working with some of his former National Instruments colleagues and making new friends. He was known as a prankster, an easy-going friend and a loyal team member by all who worked with him. He will be deeply missed by so many coworkers and life-long friends at National Instruments.

He loved his family and friends dearly, as well as his many dogs that he adopted throughout his life. He had a huge heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand or open his home to anyone in need. He was an excellent cook-a talent he learned from his mother. Jeff was incredibly loving and never had a bad word to say about anyone. He is remembered by all who knew him as a kind, thoughtful, fiercely loyal, fun-loving husband, son, brother, friend and co-worker. His favorite place to visit was New Orleans; he went there nearly every year to enjoy the food and festivities.

He will be profoundly missed and is mourned by his father, Roy Bourgeois; sister, Michelle Bourgeois-Hager; brother-in-law, Scott Hager; husband, Steve Ellis; sister-in-law Chrissy Cooling, her husband Michael; Godmother, Patricia Lindberg; many loving cousins and friends and his dogs, Misty and Roy, and cat, Boots.

Jeff was proceeded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Bourgeois; paternal grandparents, Roy and Sophie Bourgeois; maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Mary Haby; several uncles and aunts and many beloved dogs including Ricky, Marla, Jake, Jasper, Foster and Bobo. It gives our family comfort to know that Jeff is reunited with his mother with whom he was very close. We know she is holding him in her arms as we hold him in our hearts.

Visitation will be held on October 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 2620 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX.

Funeral Service will be held on October 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 2620 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX.

Committal Service will be held on October 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, Texas

Pallbearers will be: Scott Hager, Joseph Michienzie, David Lucas, Shannon Johnson, Michael Lozano, Miles Matheny, Steve Combs and Jim Morton.

Currently, due to the substantial public risk, city and state government mandates that social gatherings of limited amounts may occur with strict social distancing protocol. Current COVID protocols for Travis County, guests must wear protective masks at all times while inside the funeral home facility and practice the recommended six foot social distancing. Weed-Corley-Fish South will limit our capacity to 60 guests at a service while enforcing all distancing and hygiene standards. We appreciate your understanding.


  • Scott Hager, Pallbearer
  • Joseph Michienzie, Pallbearer
  • David Lucas, Pallbearer
  • Shannon Johnson, Pallbearer
  • Michael Lozano, Pallbearer
  • Miles Matheny, Pallbearer
  • Steve Combs, Pallbearer
  • Jim Morton, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020


  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020


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Lisa Martinez

October 20, 2020

I worked with Jeff at NI a little over 20 years ago. He was a Supervisor on the Manufacturing floor. Blessed to have known such a gentle, quiet, loving, respectful and gentle, man. Hopes of comfort and love to fill your lives in the days, years to come.

Caleen Boatright

October 20, 2020

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been and the memories we've made along the way. I'm deeply saddened and extremely affected by the horrible tragedy of losing my good friend Jeff. The good times and memories we shared will be not be forgotten. Rest in peace Jeff. Love you...

Stephanie Koughan

October 17, 2020

Had fun times working with this very funny hardworking young man. Lots of teasing and laughing with me and caleen. Gonna miss you bunches. Your in heaven now don't cause to much trouble up there. We will see you one day. So sad you had to leave this place so soon.

Ai Vee Chan

October 17, 2020

First got to know Jeff when we went to Austin for work at National Instrument. He was always so friendly, helpful and kind to us. Everytime I saw him, he was always smiling. He was so positive all the time. You will always be remembered. Rest in peace

Selvanathan Jeevanathan

October 16, 2020

First got to know Jeff when he travelled over to Penang, Malaysia for his assignment of NI Malaysia Start-up. Immediately he was of of the people favourite trainer. Then when it was my turn to go over to Austin plant , Jeff was there as a good friend and mentor welcoming myself with his smile and eagerness to download his knowledge. While being a true dedicated employee for NI he also are known for his funny and caring side personality which made him center of attraction in any get together events. We are all gonna miss you Jeff.

Chee Leng Toh

October 16, 2020

I worked together with Jeff in National Instruments. He is always helpful and kind. The best memory I shared with him is when he was in Penang, Malaysia for business trip, I brought him to a shopping place with a lot of silver jewelry in very reasonable price. I can never forget the spark in his eyes when he found something that he likes.
Jeff I am going to miss you a lot. You will always be remembered. Rest well my friend.

Diana Cantu

October 14, 2020

I worked with Jeff for almost 20yrs, he was like a little brother (even if he was almost twice my size) that I teased n picked on. He knew everything, he was always so helpful in every dept at NI, and even more fun on our get togethers after and out of work. This seems so unreal. He was the sweetest most caring person, not a mean bone in his body. I felt so special when he invited me to his and Steves wedding. He had the dorkiest laugh. But boy did he know how to dress. This is so hard to believe, Jeff I will miss you little brother, My deepest amd most sincerest condolences to Steve, his sister Michelle and his Dad. Just know that everyone at National Instruments will never forget you sweetie. Till we meet again. Sleep with the angels. RIP

Dottie Heitsche

October 12, 2020

I am very glad to have met Jeff. We were put on a special project at NI. I was the trainer but Jeff, quick learner that he was, caught on quick and soon was helping me help the others because that's who he was too. I am glad he became my friend. Rest In Peace 💕

Michael Lozano

October 12, 2020

Dear Jeff, My longtime Friend who I will dearly miss, Thank you for being such a Wonderful, Precious person in my life! You brought so much Joy and Happiness to me, and those around you by just being yourself 100 percent all of the time. Rest in Peace, my Good Friend!

Lucy Campos

October 12, 2020

This is one of the hardest moments in my life. Jeff you are one of a kind. You have a heart of gold. I can remember one Christmas you did not want me to be alone so you invited me to your parents home and was one the specialist Christmas i ever had. I had so many good times with you off work and at work. I know you will be an angel to us. I love you Jeff. RIP


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