Uland Trent Guidry

October 21, 1970 ~ March 26, 2011

Uland Trent Guidry died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 26, 2011.

He was born October 21, 1970 in Lake Charles to Uland Guidry, Jr. and Freda Theriot Guidry. He was raised in Creole. As a young boy, he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Creole where he was an alter server and where he was honored as Outstanding Catholic Youth in 1988. He was awarded the State FFA Superintendent's Award in 1987, and the State FFA Governor's Award in 1988. He exhibited many champion lambs, hogs, and cattle during his livestock career, including the Champion Market Lamb at the Cameron Parish Junior Livestock Show; the Grand and Reserve Champion Market Lamb, Grand and Reserve Champion Breeding Heifer, and the Reserve Champion Market Hog at the Southwest District Livestock Show Rodeo; and the Grand Champion Breeding Heifer and numerous division winners in the market lamb and market hog shows at both the Louisiana State Fair and LSU Junior Livestock Show.

He was a 1988 graduate of South Cameron High School where he was active in the 4-H Club, FFA, cross country team, and football team. He then attended McNeese State University and earned a degree in agricultural business. Thereafter, he began his professional career with Calcasieu Marine National Bank in the agricultural loans department. In 1994, he was given the opportunity to pursue his dream and follow in his father's footsteps when he was hired as 4-H extension agent in Calcasieu Parish. While married and raising a family, he earned his master's degree from Louisiana State University. He was instrumental in helping to organize numerous 4-H related activities, including the Calcasieu Parish Jr. Livestock Show and Sale, the Southwest District Livestock Show, the Southwest Louisiana Garden Festival, and the LSU Junior Livestock Show Premier Sheep Exhibitor Contest.

In 2010, he was named as the new State Sheep Specialist for the State of Louisiana and LSU Agricultural Center, an honor he held with great esteem. His childhood home was devastated by Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike, and he worked tirelessly to help his family rebuild in its aftermath. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Louisiana Sheep Producers Association. He loved his church, spending time with family and friends, exhibiting and raising livestock, working on the family farm, and watching his 4-H kidssome of whom looked at him as a second father--excel as youths and as adults.

Although he accomplished much in his life and held many things close to his heart, his greatest accomplishment in life and what he held closest to his heart were his wife and his boys. He prayed with his family daily. He supported his family in every way possible. He took on the responsibility of running the family household so his wife could return to school and earn her teaching certificate. He brought his boys to school every morning and supported them in all of their endeavors. He took pride in watching them excel at their chosen activities, whether it be academics, gymnastics, cub scouts, or exhibiting livestock. He was especially proud of his son David's accomplishments as a champion livestock showman and exhibitor, for being the ultimate big brother, and for being the "man-in-change" when his job took him away from home; his son Jacob's accomplishments as a student, cub scout, and livestock exhibitor; and his son Paul's accomplishments in the classroom, as a livestock exhibitor, and as a state champion gymnast. He anxiously awaited the day when his two youngest sons, Noah and Luke, would begin their own journeys so he could be there supporting them every step of the way. He worked tirelessly to help them achieve their goals and was especially proud of them and their accomplishments.

He enjoyed watching Sunday football games, the National Finals Rodeo, and western movies with his boys by his side. His family was his life. He was the ultimate son, brother, husband, and father. He was a kind, loving, hard-working, and fun-loving person who took great pride in his church, his family, his neighbor, and his job. He touched many lives in his short time here on earth and lived life to the fullest. He was greatly loved by all who knew him. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years whom he loved dearly, Patina Thorn Guidry; the pride and joy of his life, his five minor sonsDavid, Jacob, Paul, Noah, and Luke Guidryall of Lake Charles; his parents, Uland and Freda Guidry of Sweetlake; two sisters, Sonya Guidry and Angie Guidry, both of Sweetlake; paternal grandmother, Olite Guidry of Kaplan; paternal aunt Darnell D'Aurgereau and her husband Kenny of Kaplan; paternal aunt and godmother, Jackie Manuel and her husband Joe of Maurice; a special great-aunt, Mayola Wicke of Sweetlake; three immediate cousins, Cortney Campbell and Ciji Perrin of Kaplan; and Cy Perrin and his wife Brynn of Gueydan; his father and mother-in-law, Jim and Arline Thorn of Lake Charles; sister-in-law, Renee Hunott of Lake Charles, brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie and Lannie Thorn of DeQuincy, nephews, Nicholas Hunnot and JT Thorn and his wife Julie; and niece, Audrey Thorn; a host of other family and friends; and last but not least his 4-H family whom he loved with all his heart. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ira "Jim" and Ledia Theriot; his paternal grandfather, Uland Guidry, Sr.

His funeral will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 30, 2011, from Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Father Alan Trouille will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM Tuesday, with a Scripture/Rosary service at 6:00 PM., and continue, Wednesday, from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Trent Guidry Family Trust Fund at any Cameron State Bank.

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  1. Although we knew Trent for such a short period of time through the 4-H exchange, we felt as if we knew him all our lives. He was that special of a person. We send our sincere condolences to all the family. May God Bless you and hold you in the palm of his hand.

  2. Dear Mrs. Guidry,I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Trent was a very friendly and helpful person. My husband and i appreciated all he did for our children while they showed their cattle. We will keep you and your children in our prayers. May God bless your family.

  3. Dear Patina and family,I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and dad. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace.With Love,Angie and Dave Miles and family

  4. Dear Patina, We want you to know how sorry we are to hear about the sudden loss of your husband and father to your boys. He must have been a remarkable young man, husband and father. Please know that we lift all of you up in prayer during this difficult time in your lives. May God's peace be with you. Laurie and Mike Kent

  5. Enjoyed meeting up with Trent again when he worked here in Jeff Davis Parish. He was an inspiration to our parish kids and so wonderful with them. I know you all will miss him tremendously. Please take comfort in knowing and remembering the wonderful things Trent did and stood for. His life made a difference in the lives of so many children. May God bless you and your children richly and know that Trent is watching over you always.Bertie, Billy and Whitnie Pinch

  6. Hey Patina, I wish I could be with you. I have great memorys of Trent,he loved to pick on me and play around. He will be missed. Know you and the boys are in my thoughts and prays.I know God will provide for you and the boys. Love Karla

  7. Hi I'm sorry for ya'lls loss. I am one of the students whose life was touched as a member of 4-H. My favorite memory is at 4-H camp when someone gave someone else some benadryl and Mr. Trent immediately got up to go see about the other kid while silently shaking his head.

  8. I am so sorry for your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this terrible time. God Bless each of you.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. I was in 4-H, showed lambs, went on award trips with Trent. He'll be greatly missed by many people.

  10. I am very sorry about the loss of your loved one. Mr. Trent was special to me because he always took the time to work with the 4-H kids and teach them things that other people wouldn't take the time to do. If it hadn't been for Mr. Trent calling my mom last summer, I wouldn't have been able to go on the educational goat trip to Texas. He always liked to joke and pick with me at the goat shows. I always knew I could count on him to look out for me and I will never forget that. We will be praying for you and your family as you go through this terrible time. God Bless you all.Lauren James and family

  11. I have know Trent for a long time. He was a great guy and he will be missed by a lot of people. Praying for the Guidry Family!

  12. I have known Trent and his family since my childhood, having shown lambs with him in 4-H. I had the pleasure of reconnecting with him again as County Agent when I was leader of a local 4-H Club. He was a wonderful, caring person who touched the lives of many youth in Calcasieu Parish 4-H Clubs. He will be greatly missed by many but not forgotten. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. I have worked with Trent with 4-H for many years. I am one of the 4-H leaders at W. W. Lewis Middle School. I have always admired his dedication to his job and, more importantly, to the kids. Please know you are all in my prayers.

  14. I just want you to know I'm praying that the Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, will comfort you in the way only He can during this incredibly difficult time. Many others will be praying for you and your kiddos as well. Big hugs to you.

  15. I know you don't know me, but I am Carol Remy, 4-H Agent in Union Parish. May it console you to know so many of us, that have worked with Trent through the years, care and are praying for you. Trent has made a tremendous difference in the life of so many. I will be lifting you and your family up in prayer.

  16. I showed with Trent in school when his Dad was an agent. He has been a great friend and an exceptional agent with the 4-H youth. He have veen very involved with helping out 4-Hers. My sons David and Zachary are more interested in judging contests because of Trent. My youngest, Jacob, was also becoming interested. God Bless your family and you will be missed.

  17. I was only Trent's teacher for a year but always remembered him as a fine, sometimes shy young man. Freda and Uland I know your pain at losing a son.His wife and boys will miss him also. I share your grief and prayers Loretta

  18. I went to school with Trent and remember him as a quiet kind young man with nothing but respect for everyone he met. You and your family will be in my prayers and please keep your undying faith strong in this trying time. May God bless you and keep you, Cynthia Quinn-Mansco

  19. I will be thinking about your family in the days to come. I have know Trent since I was a little girl and we bought lambs from his daddy. I am now a 4-H Agent and had the honor of going to Texas last summer with Trent and a group of LA Goat Exhibitors. Trent was a great guy and a great 4-H Agent. He will be missed!

  20. I've known Trent since we were kids. I worked with Trent as an AG teacher and thru the livestock shows. The livestock family will miss him dearly. We always joked around with each other but Trent was someone who took his job and his family seriously. I guess God needed someone to tend to his sheep in Heaven…May God Bless, my friend..

  21. Love makes the world go around. At times of loss like this, love feels more like a heart ache. Yet, we must always remember the beauty that those lost have brought into our lives. Our deepest sympathies are with you at this time. Love is difficult when we are faced with such a loss. May you relish the memories of your loved one, and always be thankful of the time spent together. Know that our love and thoughts are with you and not a day will go by that we want be thinking of you and praying that God will give you strength, patience, and peace of mind each second of each single day while holding your hands.Scott, Robyn, and Trever Nunez

  22. Mrs. Giudry:Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that you and your boys are in our hearts and prayers. May God wrap his loving healing arms around all of you during this most difficult time.God Bless you allDoug, Ronica, Cameron SmithYour St. Louis High School Family

  23. Mrs. Guidry and boys, I wanted so much to hug your necks tonight at the funeral home to let you know how much we loved your husband and dad. He was such a great man in our community-someone for our children to look up to. Please know you are in my prayers.

  24. Mrs. Guidry:Trent was definitely one of a kind. I had the priviledge of meeting him on several occassions when my husband Todd was an extension agent in Vernon Parish. Trent always spoke highly of you and your boys, and I was always amazed at the love for his family that showed on his face when speaking of all of you. May God Grant you peace during this time. Our deepest sympathy,Todd, Andrea Wyett Sasser

  25. My daughter had just joined 4H this school year, so we had the pleasure to meet and work with your husband. We didn't know him that well or that long, but he will be greatly missed. My prayers are with you and your boys.

  26. My Dearest Patina and Boys, I have many fond memories of Trent, but the one that really comes to me at this time happened during mass at Adrianas first communion. Trent invited me to sit with him, you, and the boys, when it came time to extend a sign of peace to everyone I reached out my hand to shake Trents. He took my hand, put it down and gave me the biggest ole bear hug ever. That touched my heart and soul, but that was Trent. I take comfort in knowing that God has chosen Trent to tend to his sheep in heaven and I could not think of a better person for that job. My love and prayers for each one of you always and forever, Sandy

  27. My deepest sympathies. When someone helps your child, you never forget it. I will never forget the kindness and help Trent extended to my children. God Bless all of you in this time of sorrow.ann b

  28. My prayers are with you and your family. I knew Trent as a co-worker in the LSU AgCenter. He was a valued member of our organization.

  29. My thoughts and prayers are with you… Such a wonderful and vibrant spirit Trent brought to Wesley Foundation at McNeese. He gave of him self and enabled a lot of smiles and laughs… he will be greatly missed by family and friends… I pray Gods Grace upon you all!!!

  30. My thoughts and prayers for Patina and the boys. I met Trent at several family engagements, and he was always so nice. He will be missed by many people.

  31. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We first met in 1994 at our first extension education class when we stayed at the Wilson Inn for 3 weeks. I will always remember him fondly for his quiet, repectful manner.

  32. Our prayers and thoughts will be for you and your family during this sad time.With deepest sympathy,Roger and Stephanie Matlock

  33. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys during this difficult time. Trent planted so many seeds of leadership and good character in the lives of our 4-Hers that pieces of him will continue to grow with those he has touched. Tammy, Julia, and Hannah Hebert

  34. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. He will be sadly missed by all here at the State Fair of Louisiana.

  35. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Remember God is with all of you on this journey. You will always miss Trent,but together as a strong family you can celebrate his life and reflect on the good times and cherished memories. Together our family has shared many years with the 4-H livestock shows and now share our heartfelt sympathy with all of you. May God give you strength,faith and peace knowing Trent will always be with you. Please know our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you always. Our deepest condolences,The Shelton Pousson Fly.

  36. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. We are deeply sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers. Love Always.

  37. Over the past few years, Trent and I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time together. In a time when no words can heal, the one thing that I can say for sure is he loved his family more than anything and was a dedicated husband and father. When we were away on work, he would constantly talk about Patina and his boyshe was one proud dad!!! He really missed being away from home. Secondly, he was dedicated to the 4-H youth in Calcasieu parish and across the state. He truly loved all of his kids and enjoyed watching them succeed. His family will miss him dearly, but those of us who had the privilege to call him friend will hopefully be there to keep telling our Trent stories so that his legacy will live on. May God be your strength in the coming days

  38. Patina – David's and my hearts are broken for you and your sons. Trent was a wonderful husband and father. May God wrap you and your sons in His arms and comfort you during this very difficult time, and may you find peace and strength in the days to come. I will pray for you and your beautiful family.

  39. PATINA – Please know that you have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. I know that there is little I can say to console you but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.BOYS – Your dad was such a great guy and we are so sorry about your loss. He had a great sense of dedication to family and always seemed so happy and full of life. He will be missed very much by all who knew him.GUIDRY FAMILY – We were deeply saddened to hear about your loss. It was so unexpected and that is so hard to accept. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at this tragic time and know that he is in good hands.

  40. Patina and Boys, Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. You are and will continue to be in my prayers and if there is anything I can do, Please don't hesitate to ask. Noah, Mrs. Shauntel loves you very much. Just know that your Dad will always be in in your HEART and in your DREAMS. GOD BLESS!

  41. Patina and family: I am so sorry to hear of the sudden death of Trent. I won't pretend to know your pain, but I do share your sorrow and I'm praying that God will fill your heart with peace. Warmly, Daphne Marti and family

  42. Patina, I am so so sorry! Trent and I would room together at livestock shows and other functions when I was a 4-H Agent. At the end of the day, he and I would visit and the topic he would talk about the most was you and his family. He loved you very dearly. He was a very good friend. You and your family are in my prayer.

  43. Patina, I'm not sure if you remember me or not, I graduated a year ahead of you and I believe we were once in Girl Scouts together. My heart goes out to you and your beautiful sons. I am truly sorry for the loss of your husband. Though I did not know him, I'm sure he was an amazing husband, father, and man of God. May God give the strength, courage, grace, peace, and understanding you and your boys need to get through this difficult time. Trust in His plan for you. May God wrap his loving arms around your family and fill you with His Holy Spirit. With all my heart, I will continue to pray for your family.

  44. Patina,I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. I am praying for you and your family.Love,Jennifer (Diane) GuillorySt. Louis

  45. So sorry for your loss, Trent was a wonderful person. We enjoyed the time we spent at the livestock shows with him, when our children were growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  46. So sorry to hear of Mr. Trent's passing. It was a shock to all of us. Trent played a vital role in the showing of lambs for my grandchildren. He has helped my son-in-law and daughter, Toby and Allison Henry with their lambs.. He will be dearly missed. Our prayers are with the family. From the Acadia Parish 4-h members who show.

  47. Sweet Patina,My heart goes out to you and your beautiful family. I pray that you will feel God's arms of comfort and peace tightly knitted around you. I love you and God Bless.

  48. The Guidry family- We are so sorry to find out about the passing of Trent he will be GREATLY MISSED by us and the community. We will continue to pray for you and the boys and remember – Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  49. To The Guidry Family, I am at a loss for words.Prayers and Condolences to the entire family….As Trent was a childhood friend all the way til the lord called him home…May God Bless each of You..Denise Bradley Fontenot

  50. Trent Guidry Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My two children, from Acadia Parish, showed livestock against Trent. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless.

  51. We are so sorry for your loss. The obituary was beautiful; what a tribute to a wonderful well-lived life. May God comfort your family and keep you as you heal.

  52. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family and praying for your strength.

  53. Words can not express how sorry we are for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with yur family

  54. You and your family are in our prayers….. R.I.P Trent you will be so greatly missed by so many who loved you….. May God Bless you and your family in this time of need….

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