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Gordon Chouteau

May 26, 1927October 4, 2020

Gordon Phillips Chouteau joined his heavenly family October 4, 2020. He was born to Fredrick and Catherine (Dalsing) in Independence, Kansas May 26, 1927.

He served our country as a pharmacy mate for the U.S. NAVY during WWII. After the war, he attended Loyola University at New Orleans, where he met and married the love of his life Betty Catherine Jones of Hattiesburg MS, while she attended Baptist Nursing. Gordon graduated with BS in Chemistry, which allowed him to travel the world. He was a proud member of the Shawnee Tribe of Miami OK. After retirement, he became lifetime member of VFW Post 2278. Members of the Honor Guard gave him the nick name 'ironside' for attending 143 of 152 veterans funerals in 1 yr. He was absolute in his Roman Catholic Faith, a parishioner of St Mary of the Springs and later in life St Judes in Clinton AR. They had 8 children. Dr Stephen (Pam) Chouteau, Jackson MS. Jeanne (De) Chouteau, Clinton Ar. Therese (Brown) Pendleton, Fayetteville AR. Mary(Joe) Smith, Rainbow city, AL. Karen Jenkins, Hot Springs AR. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Mary Mullinkin of Tulsa OK.

He was preceded by wife Betty, son Michael Chouteau. Daughters Anne Francis and Nancy Cecilia. In lieu of flowers, please donate to VFW Honor Guard Post 2278.

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Barbara Yarbrough

October 8, 2020

I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with Uncle Gordon growing up because we never lived close by. To me, he seemed like a very smart man, a chemist, who got to travel the world. Also, I knew that he had this very large family and that his wife, Betty Kay, was quite a character! The few times that I got to spend with Uncle Gordon, I was highly entertained because he had a tremendous sense of humor and always made me laugh. He seemed like he had great patience and loved his big crazy family completely. In his later years, I was struck by the love and compassion he was shown by his children, especially his daughters, Theresa, Jeanne, and Mary Kay. I know that he must surely be in heaven enjoying his wife , children, siblings and parents !

Donna Lenz Price

October 8, 2020

Gordon was definitely one of a kind! Prayers & thoughts of love to his family from Mississippi!

Barbara Holinaty

October 7, 2020

I didn't know Gordon long but he was a great guy. He will be missed at Bingo here at Lefler's.


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