MAMOU- It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of our family member, Richard "Glen" Ardoin, 69 of Mamou following a short illness. His passing was on Thursday, Jan. 8th. 2015 at 4:55 PM in our home surrounded by family and friends. Glen, as he was known by everyone who knew him, was a caring and loving son, husband and father and a great friend to many. His career was spent in the oil and gas industry which began as an industrial x-ray technician and in later years in the management of industrial x-ray businesses.
In 1968, he exchanged his work uniform for a military uniform and proudly served two years in the United States Army serving the last ten months in Vietnam.
With a great love of the outdoors, at various times in his life, Glen enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and participating in many horseshoe tournaments. When he no longer enjoyed these physical activities he spent many hours enjoying the camaraderie of his friends while playing card games and dominos.
For the past forty years although no longer an active member, he has been a Mason in good standing with the Masonic Harmony Lodge # 410 in Eunice, La.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Gretta of Mamou, his mother
, Grace Landreneau, of Eunice, one daughter, Christina "Tina" Ardoin, of Orlando, FL, one son Tuffy Wayne Ardoin of San Diego, CA, one sister Pamela Ardoin, of Conway, AR along with numerous other family members.
G now rest in Heaven with his father, Neson "Tuffy" Ardoin, Sr and one brother Neson Ardoin, Jr. They surely await his arrival with open arms and a joyous heart.
At the request of the family visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 12: noon until closing time a 10 PM. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM. Chapel services will be held on Tuesday at 1PM with a military burial service at the New St. Ann's Cemetery in Mamou
Family and friends may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and/or send condolences online at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements. 337.468.5231.