Donald Joseph Boudousquie

September 26, 1931November 23, 2018
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Donald Joseph Boudousquie, age 87, of The Woodlands, Texas passed away on Friday November 23, 2018. Donald was born September 26, 1931 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Bernardine Williams and Paul C. Boudousquie.

After graduating from Jesuit High School and attending Loyola University for one year, Donald joined the United States Air Force in 1952 and proudly served his country during the Korean War. During his deployment, he received the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Korean Service Medal. After completing his military service in 1956, Donald married the love of his life, Barbara Jean Anstead, on May 10, 1958

Donald started his professional career as a Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Controller in New Orleans in 1959 and later relocated to Houston in 1965. He worked for 38 years as an Air Traffic Control Specialist before retiring in1991.

Donald had a passion for golf, gardening, sports, beach vacations, great food, and the outdoors. He greatly enjoyed gathering and spending quality time with family and friends, but especially loved playing with and going to events involving his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Frank and Marianne Anstead; his sisters Rose Marie Boudousquie and Joan Garvey (Walter); his brother Paul Boudousquie (Catherine); brother-in-law Norman Zaffater; and brother-in-laws Leroy and Gordon Anstead.

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara Boudousquie; daughter Rose B. Cook (Stephen Cook) of The Woodlands, TX; son Stephen Boudousquie (Maria Obren) of Phoenix, AZ; son Robert Boudousquie (Marian) of Houston, TX; son Gerry Boudousquie (Deanna) of The Woodlands, TX; son Michael Boudousquie (Renee) of Magnolia, TX; sister Carol Zaffater of Shreveport, LA. Eleven grandchildren - Lori Newland (Andy), Chris Cook, Jonathan Boudousquie (Garry Johnson Jr.), Andrew Boudousquie, Tyler Herrera, Trace Boudousquie, Brandon Boudousquie, Kyle Boudousquie, Jeremy Boudousquie (Rachele), Camren Boudousquie, and Morgan Boudousquie. Five great grandchildren - Avery, William, Matthew, Elizabeth and Anne Marie Newland.

For nine years, our lives were blessed with the extraordinary medical care provided by MD Anderson Cancer Center. In honor of our father, the family asks in lieu of flowers, please pledge donations to MD Anderson Cancer Center, Melanoma and Skin Center at

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home Chapel, 18000 I-45S, The Woodlands, TX, with a rosary starting at 8:30pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 starting at 11:00am at St. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 26777 Glen Loch Dr., Spring, TX, with a burial immediately following at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr., Houston, TX.

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  • Barbara Boudousquie, Wife
  • Rose B Cook, Daughter
  • Stephen Cook, Son-in-law
  • Stephen Boudousquie, Son
  • Maria Obren, Daughter-in-law
  • Robert Boudousquie, Son
  • Marian Boudousquie, Daughter-in-law
  • Gerry Boudousquie, Son
  • Deanna Boudousquie, Daughter-in-law
  • Michael Boudousquie, Son
  • Renee Boudousquie, Daughter-in-law
  • Carol Zaffater, Sister
  • Lori Newland, Grandchild
  • Andy Newland, Grandson-in-law
  • Christopher Cook, Grandchild
  • Jonathan Boudousquie, Grandchild
  • Andrew Boudousquie, Grandchild
  • Tyler Herrera, Grandchild
  • Trace Boudousquie, Grandchild
  • Jeremy Boudousquie, Grandchild
  • Rachele Boudousquie, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Brandon Boudousquie, Grandchild
  • Kyle Boudousquie, Grandchild
  • Camren Boudousquie, Grandchild
  • Morgan Boudousquie, Grandchild
  • Avery Newland, Great Grandchild
  • William Newland, Great Grandchild
  • Matthew Newland, Great Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Newland, Great Grandchild
  • Anne Marie Newland, Great Grandchild

  • Chris Cook, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Boudousquie, Pallbearer
  • Kyle Boudousquie, Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Boudousquie, Pallbearer
  • Camren Boudousquie, Pallbearer
  • Jonathan Boudousquie, Pallbearer
  • Andrew Boudousquie, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Herrera, Pallbearer
  • Trace Boudousquie, Pallbearer
  • Garry Johnson Jr., Pallbearer
  • Andy Newland, Pallbearer
  • William Newland, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Newland, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, November 29, 2018

Donald Joseph Boudousquie

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Jeanne Boudousquie Kimble

December 1, 2018

My memories of Uncle Donald ALL include him Serving others. At family events, he never served himself before everyone else was comfortable. His only brother Paul (my father) passed in 1994 at the age of 68.

As a young woman, I spent a lot of time with my father hearing about how he grew up in the New Orleans home of Paul & Bernardine Boudousquie. Their father (Paul, Sr.) was brought up in a traditional, Jesuit inspired home on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. The Jesuit belief of Seevice formulated Uncle Donald’s dedication to serving others. He was a living testament to Man’s challenge to live as Jesus did. Uncle Donald is now receiving his Heavenly reward for a life well lived.

The photo was taken at St Louis Cathedral in New Orleans during a trip to see his sister Joan at the end of her life. That’s me next to Uncle Donald with my ‘choir bag’. I have sung there 25+ years and was happy that some of my family could attend. Aunt Carol, Uncle Donald, Rose, Julie and my husband Kenny are pictured. Perfect day if there ever was one as they were invited to carry up the Gifts.

Happy to have another loved one looking out for us as we continue our path.

Kyle Boudousquie

November 28, 2018

Aside from all the usual great qualities most grandpas, including PawPaw, possess, PawPaw was always a very giving and pleasing grandpa. He would attend all of our big sporting events or provide us donuts or McDonald’s in the morning every time we spent the night when we were young. PawPaw would always get your plate for you and bring you refills. His giving or pleasing nature wasn’t just reserved for his grandsons, but he loved MawMaw more than anything in the world, and wanted to please her more than anyone else.

Towards the end, PawPaw wouldn’t eat much at all and would fall occasionally. However, one day he was given some beans to eat by MawMaw (asked very nicely by MawMaw); she told him, “you eat those beans, I’m gonna run down to the mailbox, don’t get up or you’ll fall, but eat those beans.” PawPaw was such a pleasing person that he attempted to make it to the restroom and flush the beans so when MawMaw got back he would show her that empty bag of beans, pleasing MawMaws heart. The beans ended up on the floor along with PawPaw, but it is just that thought that shows his giving, pleasing heart, even in his current state. PawPaw, you were the greatest grandpa I could ever have had. I love you PawPaw and will miss you greatly.

Stephen Heaton

November 28, 2018

Mr. Bou always treated me like one of his boys! He helped pay for food at my wedding and also provided me with a car when I needed one as a young man. Always asked "Do you want something to eat or drink when I was over at the house". He loved the game of golf and we played at the Woodlands where he was a Marshall and didn't have to pay a dime. We are all blessed to have known him and had him in our lives. God Bless and thank you for being a mentor and friend!

gerry boudousquie

November 28, 2018

I Remember (cont.)d
Thanks again for everything you taught me, provided for me, and all the love and care you gave me. Please, don't be a stranger and come and visit whenever you find the time. I know you will be serving your Lord, your family and friends in heaven. Love you, Dad! forever

gerry boudousquie

November 28, 2018

I Remember (cont.)
I remember how proud you were when I graduated and got married. Those "puffy" cheeks were a dead giveaway!
You never told me, but I know you were proud of me when I followed your footsteps and became an air traffic controller. I remember how when I was a kid and the relatives would come to Houston and visit. You would bring them to the Center. The kids would go upstairs and look down on the control room floor. That is why when we would watch the Apollo missions on tv, I believed that my father was at mission control and working the mission. I also remember how you would bring home Santa's itinerary and when and where he would be on Christmas Eve. I also remember how brave you were in the Eighties when many of your friends and neighbors went out on strike. It was really difficult to put up with neighbors yelling at you in your driveway as you went to work. It was even more difficult to pass those lines of your best friends as you went to work each day. But, I thank you so much for doing so and thinking of me and my family. For that reason, I was able to live a "carefree" life as a kid. I know you were finally happy this past year when I finally made it home to work my final two years at the place you created back in 1965.
Finally, I remember the last embrace that you shared with me and my three sons. I thought that you wanted us to help you up so you could put weight on your legs to see if you could move around or go to the bathroom. But, Jeremy mentioned later, that he thought that you just wanted to give each of us one last hug. When I told you that, you just smiled. Lo and behold, Jeremy was right! Kyle and Brandon thought the same thing.
I know I may not have always told you that I loved you. Please know that there will never be a man that I admired as much as You! I will do my best to make good on my promise and get my kids and myself back into the Church. I will look after Mom and the rest of our family.

Michael Hernandez

November 28, 2018


I want to thank your father for always watching out for us throughout the years we lived in Hidden Valley.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family God Bless you.

Michael Hernandez
The Little Mafia!

gerry boudousquie

November 28, 2018

I Remember
I remember that first embrace we shared on my first vacation to Florida. I was eight years old and had just woke up from a nap and you got me a frozen popsicle as I sat down next to you on that big brown couch. That was the first of many vacations to Florida and will always be my most favorite vacation spot because how much you enjoyed sharing that with our family and friends.
I remember you hitting those plastic golf balls on the side of the house, your sons took it one step further in hitting real golf balls. You didn't like it, but you supported us as well as supporting us when we played baseball in that same area when the neighbors weren't crazy about it.
I remember how you were always there to help others. Just like in Christine's memory which I remember, I also remember how you helped a family when they needed it. Who knew that a member of that family would end up being one of my truly good friends.
I remember how you would come to the dugout and pass me some of your advice about throwing my curve more "over the top" rather than from the side, and to mix it up. I tried to share that same advice with my boys.
I remember how you would stand at the back of the church , just so you could keep an eye on me. I could never get away with anything. Remember that one time when you heard the foul words come out of my mouth in the front yard when I was yelling at Raymond and then I looked to my left and you were right there. I said nothing and ran straight upstairs and got in my bed and waited. I also remember those times when I was dead asleep and still met your wrath! Thanks Steve and Rob.
I remember how proud you were after the football games. Whether I did good or bad, you were always there at Pizza Hut serving me and everyone else as well. One of my greatest memories was when you would come home from work with a pizza late at night. Because of that memory, I thought that would be my job, owning a pizza place.

Coach Bill & Brenda Smith

November 27, 2018

One of our favorite memories from those great Aldine High days was getting to know and be with the incredible Boudousquie family. We are so sad about your loss, and our prayers are with you.

Rhonda Walker

November 27, 2018

I loved Mr. Boudousquie since I was ‘young one’ and there was never a time we didn’t laugh together and enjoy each other’s company! Rest In Peace dear one and we will see you again! Barbara we love you dearly and are praying for you and all the Boudousquie’s including my dear nephews Andrew and Jonathon Boudousquie’. We are so sorry for your loss. Love Always,

Steve Boudousquie

November 27, 2018

Because I live in Arizona,all the treat's "FAMILY" brings are not as plentiful and gratifying. I had the pleasure of speaking with my dad numerous times to be told "Here's your mothe",after realizing he could not hear our conversations,due to the TV was turned way too loud...Our Dad,was great,a giver,a lover,a hard worker. He will be missed...May his life be eternal. P.S. If his cars ever had problems, Duck Tape was the fix...Love you Dad...Steve Boudousquie