Murphy Arthur Guidry

October 22, 1922 ~ July 30, 2010

Murphy Arthur Guidry, 87, of Lake Charles, LA, departed this life at 7:25 AM on Friday, July 30, 2010 at St. Charles Parish Hospital, in Luling, LA with his life partner Jeannie Faucheux and her children, family members and friends at his side.

Mr. Guidry was born October 22, 1922 in Lafayette, LA and was a graduate of Breaux Bridge High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a resident of Lake Charles since 1946. Mr. Guidry worked twenty-two years at Gulf States Utilities, 15 years as an electrical inspector for the City of Lake Charles, and a number of years as an electrical inspector for Calcasieu Parish.

He is survived by his life partner, Jeannie Faucheux, of Luling, LA, and her children, Joel Faucheux (Becky),Tammi Faucheux, Tina Faucheux (Susan), Tanya Faucheux, and her grandsons, Joel, Justin, and Austin Faucheux. Mr. Guidry is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Rousselle of Luling, LA; brother, Merlin Guidry (Hazel) of Houma, LA; two daughters, Gaiery Amy (Howard) and Louise Guidry, both of Lake Charles; Nephews, Calvin (Buddy) LeBlanc, Ricky and Johnnie Rousselle, and Johnny Clement; Nieces Michelle Passalaqua and Penny Clement; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, as well as several other caring and adoring friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alcee and Marie Guidry; sisters, Florence Clement (Gus), Odette Donnaud, Evelyn LeBlanc, and brother Mike Guidry (Dot).

Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 2, 2010 at Johnson Funeral Home, 4321 Lake St., Lake Charles. Sister Jeannette Touchet will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 9:30 AM until the start of the services, with a rosary being recited at 12:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or a charity of choice.

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  1. A true legend has passed away. He was not only an electrican, he was a mechanical engineer that could fabricate anything with nothing. He has energy, determination,and visions that many could not even imagine. He was kind, generous, and loved to share his knowledge. He departed this world leaving many fond memories. He loved the fast life, especially New Orleans, but his deapest love was apparently in the waters of Southwest Louisiana where he beared fruit, left landmarks, and choose for his eternal rest. Mr. G may be gone but will never be forgotten…. Jan

  2. I didn't know Murphy but Tanya has told many stories about him and he sounds like a wonderful person with lots of character. I hope you all can find comfort and strength in your memories of him during your time of mourning.

  3. i love you!GabrielleUncle Murphy shared his strawberries with me at the hospital, thanks Uncle Murphy, I will miss you very much!Love Gabrielle!

  4. I send a silent prayer to a beloved father from a broken hearted daughter who loved you. In life and in death you always did things your way. Rest In Peace in Gods Heaven. Howard, Caitlyn, and I will miss you; more than you will ever know.

  5. Jeannie and family–Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have such wonderful memories of Murphy the times that he came to South Dakota. He was a very special man, and had a wonderful life with all of you.Joann and Everett

  6. Jeannie Family,Our hearts thoughts are with all of you at this time of sorrow celebration for the wonderful life of Murphy…such a kind, ambitious creative man. We are grateful to you for giving us the opportunity to meet get to know Murphy! He will be greatly missed in South Dakota everywhere. May he be at peace restored to good health. We loved Murphy wish we could be there for all of you. Love always, John, Janet Family

  7. Mr. G, You were my special Dad I never had. You taught me the lessons of life that I have cherished since I met you when you had your shop on W. McNeese St. You taught me how to navigate the first Miss Behaving, then you trusted me to take her out by myself. You shared your life with me, you shared your knowledge with me, then you shared your love of your life with me, Jeannie. I am privileged, honored, and blessed to have had you in my life for over 40 years. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and with Jeannie who has taken such good care of you for all these years.Fair Winds and Following Seas I will miss you always.Cindy

  8. Murphy will live forever in my heart and in the memories I have of all the fun times and joy that he brought to everyone who knew him. I feel blessed to have had him as a friend and father for so long!

  9. Murphy, we will surely miss you. Buddy will miss talking to you on the phone and going to LULING for the crawfish on Good Friday.You were a good man, and as you FLY AWAY TO HEAVEN,all of Heaven will welcome you. We love you!

  10. To Gairey LouiseOur lives on Earth change many times before it is ended. But regardless of the reasons (be it divorce or death of a relative or friend) those people were still part of our life. I think of your Dad's life as a book with many chapters in it. I'll always remember the first part of Murphy's book which tells of a family that lived next door to us and the fun times we had. My Dad and your Dad, what a pair! Your Dad was always so happy. I'll also cherish my photos of the Bridal Shower your Mom hosted for me. Those were great times and great memories. I was surprised that the survivors listed in the Obituary did not include your Mother and the Grand Children. They were certainly written in many chapters of Murphy's Book of Life! Those are the chapters you should hold dear to your hearts. God Bless you both.

  11. You will always stay in my heart and prayers. I love you Paw-Paw. When I think of you I have so many wonderful memories to charish. Thank you so much for being a great grandfather. Even though you never meet my baby girls they'll know you as if they meet you a thousand times. I have many wonderful, funny stories to share with them!!! (: I will not say good bye to you paw-paw for we will meet again. I love you paw-paw. Always Holly, Chad, Cullen, Ashlynn and Briana.

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