HARDY A. LOUVIERE
Funeral services were held for Hardy A. Louviere, 82, at the St. Margaret Catholic Church in Homer on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10 a.m., with Father Mark Franklin and the Rev. Brian Thurman, officiating. Interment followed at Arlington Cemetery in Homer. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 405 E. 5th St., Homer on Friday from 6-8 p.m.
Mr. Louviere was born Dec. 17, 1931 in Charenton, and he passed away on Tuesday, May 6th in Ruston following a short illness. Hardy, a graduate of USL, was a member of Blue Key Honor Society, Newman Club and student council. He served as president of the accounting forum (as he majored in accounting). Hardy worked part time during college for River Bend Country Club as their bookkeeper. After graduation, he worked as an auditor for the city of New Orleans as well as serving many years as the administrator of Claiborne Parish Office of Community Services. He was a longtime member of St. Margaret Catholic Church. Hardy was an avid gardener, fisherman, hunter, and loved spending time reading at Claiborne Parish Library, as well as being known for cooking Cajun gumbo.
Mr. Louviere was preceded in death by his parents Didier Louviere and Odette Hebert Louviere; brothers, Murphy, Harris and Raymond Louviere; and by sister, Brenda Stevens.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Anne Kirk Louviere of Homer; son, Paul J. Louviere and wife, Oana-Maria of Stowe, Vermont; brothers Huey Louviere and wife, Dianne, of Charenton; and Gene Louviere and wife, Gail, of Franklin; and sister, Theresa Kubelka of Destrahan; three stepsons, Steve Blackwelder and wife, Suzy, of Ruston; Mike Blackwelder and wife, Lynn, of Homer; and Pat Blackwelder and wife, Suzanne. of Homer; nine grandchildren, Amanda Dinsmor and husband, Ian; Kent Blackwelder and wife, Lindsay; Kirk Blackwelder and wife, Elizabeth; Laura Roberson and husband, Ryan; Jessica Pilger and husband, Paul; Karli McLean and husband, Pat; Julia Roberts, Peyton Blackwelder and Ashton Blackwelder; seven great grandchildren, Drew, Olivia and Tatum Blackwelder, Jack Dinsmor, Victoria Blackwelder, and Mason and Autumn Pilger; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Steve, Mike, Pat, Kent and Kirk Blackwelder and George Tigner.
For friends considering memorials honoring Mr. Louviere, his family suggests St. Margaret Catholic Church in Homer.