Emile L. Baudoin d'Ajoux
February 22, 1933 – June 7, 2018
Emile L Baudoin d’Ajoux was the son of the late Orphelia “Whit” and Nita LeBlanc Baudoin. Emile was born in Maurice, Louisiana and was married to Francoise Charlotte Roudil d’Ajoux. Emile and Francoise enjoyed 62 beautiful years together traveling the world and the United States in selfless service to God and country.
Emile is a 1969 Vietnam Veteran with a 23-year career; distinguished by a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award) and Air Force Commendation medal. Emile retired as Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW03) to Lafayette, LA in 1975. They relocated to Tallahassee in 1983 where Emile worked for the State of Florida supporting Francoise as one of Tallahassee’s known teacher and artist. For the last 10 years they continued to serve our community together as volunteers with Big Bend Hospice and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital as well as active parishioners at St. Thomas More Catholic church for the last 38 years.
Emile is survived by 4 sons; all of whom have followed his lead by proudly serving our country within the finest branches of the United States Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and National Guard. His legacy will remain strong in the lives of his sons, their wives, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; Ludovic & Brandy of Jacksonville, FL, Thierry & Paula of Tallahassee, FL, Gabriel & Linette of Carencro, LA, and Frederick & Kelly Baudoin d’Ajoux of Tallahassee, FL. Emile was preceded in death by his sister, Lorena B. Landry and brother Camille Axie Baudoin, both of Maurice, LA and survived by one sister, Lorita B. (Harold) Broussard of Lafayette, LA. Emile leaves his family with resplendent memories of a life fully lived. in lieu of flowers, make donations to Trinity Catholic School or to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, both in Tallahassee, Florida.
Memorial Service Mass will be held at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More; 900 W. Tennessee St, Tallahassee, Florida 32304 on June 22, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. followed by Military Honors at the Tallahassee National Cemetery; 5015 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL. 32311 at 12:00 p.m.
- Tinity Catholic School
- Co-Cathedrial of St. Thomas More
- Memorial Mass Friday, June 22, 2018
- Inurnment Friday, June 22, 2018
Emile L. Baudoin d'Ajoux
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September 12, 2018
Mr. B. was my boss in the US Army at HQ Berlin Brigade 1971-72. After leaving the army in late 72 I relocated to Tallahassee. I ran into Mr. B. at the nautilus fitness center in the late 80s and we reminisced quite a bit about our time together in Berlin. He remembered every person in our unit! He was a fantastic boss and dedicated soldier. I will remember the good rapport we had.
June 18, 2018
Emile was my first boss when I moved to Tallahassee. I could find no finer boss to work for. He was a man on integrity and honor. He spoke lovingly of his wife and boys. May his family find peace and comfort in their memories. Rest with the angels now Emile.
June 17, 2018
My heart is broken to hear of Emile’s passing…but I thank God for Emile’s Catholic Faith and know that he is in Eternal Rest and Peace with Our Lord.
I offer my deepest prayers and condolences to Francoise and all of Emile’s Family, especially my Brothers-in Arms. I am very grateful for Emile’s warm and gracious welcome to me when I first came to Tallahassee, as a U.S. Marine. I was privileged to serve with him as a member in the local Chapter of The Military Order of World Wars and share many activities with him in our Military Community.
Also, as a Louisiana Creole from the Rapides and Natchitoches Parish areas (“up the road” from Maurice-Lafayette), I loved Emile’s beautiful Cajun accent – sweet music to my heart and ears, and his straightforward and engaging personality. You will be missed my dear friend. Requiescat in Pace et in Amore!
U.S. Marine Corps (Retired).
June 8, 2018
So sorry to hear of Emile's passing.
I spent many Friday mornings at TMH visiting with "Bodeux" and reminiscing of the old days in the South and especially Cagun Country.
He will be sorely missed and my prayers are with the Frederick and the rest of the family at this time.