Francis Edward Benoit
July 14, 1925 – August 6, 2012
Francis Edward (a.k.a. Frank, F.E.) Benoit age 87 of Meadowlakes, TX passed away Monday, August 6, 2012. He was born on July 14, 1925 in Bastrop, TX.
Francis is survived by his brother L.V. Benoit, son Byron Benoit, daughter Evon Benoit, grandchildren James Benoit, Denese Thompson, Yvette Benoit, Bryan Benoit and two great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father Frank Benoit, mother Beatrice Benoit and sister Gayle Marshall. Francis was also preceded in death by his wife of 45 years Jean Benoit who passed in 1991. He was remarried in 2000 to Billie Jean Sanders who preceded Francis in death in 2009.
Francis was a dedicated employee of the City of Austin and retired after 41 years. He also served on the City of Austin Employees Retirement Board for 22 years. Francis was a decorated veteran serving in the Air Force in WWII as well as the Navy in the Korean War. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge Hill Country #456. Francis excelled and was very active in local political campaigns up until his death. And everyone was well aware of his devotion to his beloved Aggies!
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Francis’s favorite charity, Austin Pets Alive, in his name (512-961-6519).
A Celebration of Life was held at the Hidden Falls Country Club, Meadowlakes, TX. at 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 12, 2012.
Francis Edward Benoit
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Donna Mowatt Murphy
August 20, 2012
To All The Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Francis passing. My parents were Don and Jimmie Mowatt, both deceased now. But they knew F.E. years and years since he was married to my moms sister, Jeanie, who passed away in 1992. My Uncle was a smart, brillant, kind hearted man. Me and my daughter, Devin will miss him dearly. He will be missed by many many people.
Sending out prayers to everyone that knew and loved him.
Love to all
Donna and Devin Murphy
August 14, 2012
Dear L.V. and family,
I was sorry to read this news. Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting your brother if he was anything like you he was a fine man. May God give you strength in this time of sorrow. I miss seeing you on Lake Austin.
August 12, 2012
We the Donley's express our condolence. We used to live in the trailer park. My son Lupe and James were good friends.