A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013, in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for Robert Earl “Bob” Mouton, 78, who passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Buckner Villas Nursing Home in Austin, TX, surrounded by loved ones. Reverend Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, will officiate the Mass and the Interment.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Delores Young Mouton of Round Rock, TX, daughter and son-in-law, Paulette Marie and Henry Louis Boudreaux of Elgin, TX, son, Donald Raymond Mouton of Austin, TX, daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Louise and James Henry Arzola of Round Rock, TX, son and daughter-in-law, Eric Prescott Mouton and Carissa Rhea of Burleson, TX, son and partner, Robert Jeremy Mouton and Kimberly Marvel of Austin, TX, and five grandchildren, Emily Patricia Arzola of San Marcos TX, Joshua Robert Arzola and Elise Philomena Arzola of Round Rock, TX, and Dawson Rhea Mouton and Channing Day Mouton of Burleson, TX. He is also survived by his twin brother, Donald Charles Mouton, FSC of Santa Fe, NM, younger brother, Malcolm Gerard Mouton of Lafayette, LA, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Clay and Heloise LaCour Mouton, and sister-in-law, Clara Anne Comeaux Mouton, wife of Malcolm Mouton.
Robert was a twin, born in Ville Platte, LA and was a resident of Lafayette most of his life. He was a 1953 graduate of Cathedral High School and 1958 graduate of The Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Liberal and Technical Learning with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. In May of 1958, he married Delores Young in Lafayette, LA and they moved to St. Louis, MO where he worked as a cartographer for the Department of the Air Force at the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center. In August of 1962, he was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces, having served in the Army National Guard and on active duty at Fort Sill, OK. Back in Lafayette he began a long and successful career in the banking industry having spent 22 years with Union Federal and then 18 years with Teche Federal Savings Bank, retiring in 2001 as Executive Vice President and as Director of Teche Federal Bank from 1989 to 2007. From 1994 to 2007, he served as a Director of Teche Holding Co. and as Director Emeritus from 2007 till death. In 1979, he was honored to be President of the Louisiana Savings and Loan League, Southwest District and in 1985 he served with the Beaver Club of Lafayette, an organization very dear to his heart, as President. A banker by career, he was a cowboy at heart making several trips to his beloved Montana, Wyoming, and West Texas to spend time on large working cattle ranches. At the family farm he always enjoyed his well-loved horse and any opportunity to meet with the other cowboys in his life and do western things. His final gift was to medical science in the hope that the study of his brain will bring answers to the quest to cure Alzheimer’s disease for future generations.
Pallbearers will be Donald Raymond Mouton, Eric Mouton, Robert Jeremy Mouton, Henry Boudreaux, James Arzola, and Joshua Arzola.
Honorary Pallbearers are Donald Charles Mouton, Malcolm Mouton, Dawson Mouton, Michael Haydell, Patrick Haydell, Jim Boudreaux, John Arceneaux, Russel Mouton, Edward Paul Mouton and Donald Rogers.
Visitation will take place on Friday evening, October 11 th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday morning, October 12 th from 8:00 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. at Walters Funeral Home in Lafayette, LA. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Robert Earl Mouton’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Capitol of Texas Chapter, 3520 Executive Center Drive, #140, Austin, TX 78731 or the De La Salle Christian Brothers, 1522 Carmel Drive, Lafayette, LA 70501 to care for aged and infirm Christian Brothers belonging to his brother’s religious order.
Sincerest appreciation to the Staff of Buckner Villas Nursing Home for the loving care and compassion given to Bob over the last four years and to Buckner Hospice and Glenn Shoemake, M.Div, their amazing Chaplain, who showed this family so much love and support in our time of grief. Finally, heartfelt gratitude to Kim Marvel for her untiring efforts to locate a program that would accept Bob’s donation to Alzheimer’s research. She was and is incredible.