OBITUARY

Arthur James Derouen

August 8, 1935September 25, 2018
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Arthur James Derouen, age 83, of Welsh, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday September 25, 2018. Arthur was born August 8, 1935 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana.

Arthur proudly served in the US Navy on the USS Hector from 1957 to 1961. In his younger years he was an athlete maintaining a state high jump record for a few years. He also played basketball and football as well. His children recall many weekends watching Poppie play softball tournaments. His love for sports continued with watching his children and then grandchildren compete. He loved to fish and spend the time with his children. Arthur was a calm, compassionate man who loved his family more than anything, but especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was most compassionate of living on the patch of dirt in which he was raised.

He was preceded in death by his son, Arthur J. Derouen, Jr., son-in-law, Robert Romero, two great-grandchildren, and parents, Arthur and Aspasie Dugas Derouen.

Those left behind to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 62 years, Dolores Walker Derouen; children, Debra (Tony Trahan) O'Shields of Carlyss, Tammy (late Robert) Romero of Carlyss, Melissa (Roland) Landry of Welsh, Melinda (Tom) Vining of Gonzales, La, Andre' Joseph (Leona) Derouen, of Welsh, and Danielle (Keith) Price of Fulshear, Tx; seventeen grandchildren; and thirty-one great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held 4 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2108 at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh. Rev. Alan Trouille will officiate. Family will start receiving friends at 11 a.m. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonwelsh.com for the Derouen family.

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  • He was preceded in death by his son, Arthur J. Derouen, Jr., son-in-law, Robert Romero, two great-grandchildren, and parents, Arthur and Aspasie Dugas Derouen.

    Those left behind to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 62 years, Dolores Walker Derouen; children, Debra (Tony Trahan) O'Shields of Carlyss, Tammy (late Robert) Romero of Carlyss, Melissa (Roland) Landry of Welsh, Melinda (Tom) Vining of Gonzales, La, Andre' Joseph (Leona) Derouen, of Welsh, and Danielle (Keith) Price of Fulshear, Tx; seventeen grandchildren; and thirty-one great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 28, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, September 28, 2018
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Arthur James Derouen

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Bobbie Hill

October 9, 2018

Melinda and Tom, no words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Please know I am thinking of you and praying for your family.
Bobbie

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Aspasie & Arthur Derouen w/Arthur James

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Such an adorable baby

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Poppie with his grandmother and his godmother

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Just a boy, his dog and his guitar

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School picture

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School picture

Biography

Arthur James Derouen, age 83, of Welsh, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday September 25, 2018. Arthur was born August 8, 1935 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana.

Arthur proudly served in the US Navy on the USS Hector from 1957 to 1961. In his younger years he was an athlete maintaining a state high jump record for a few years. He also played basketball and football as well. His children recall many weekends watching Poppie play softball tournaments. His love for sports continued with watching his children and then grandchildren compete. He loved to fish and spend the time with his children. Arthur was a calm, compassionate man who loved his family more than anything, but especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was most compassionate of living on the patch of dirt in which he was raised.

He was preceded in death by his son, Arthur J. Derouen, Jr., son-in-law, Robert Romero, two great-grandchildren, and parents, Arthur and Aspasie Dugas Derouen.

Those left behind to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 62 years, Dolores Walker Derouen; children, Debra (Tony Trahan) O'Shields of Carlyss, Tammy (late Robert) Romero of Carlyss, Melissa (Roland) Landry of Welsh, Melinda (Tom) Vining of Gonzales, La, Andre' Joseph (Leona) Derouen, of Welsh, and Danielle (Keith) Price of Fulshear, Tx; seventeen grandchildren; and thirty-one great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held 4 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2108 at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh. Rev. Alan Trouille will officiate. Family will start receiving friends at 11 a.m.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonwelsh.com for the Derouen family.