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Saturday, June 17, 2023
1:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)
Louis Clayton Chauvin, 73, a resident of Morgan City, passed away peacefully, June 5, 2023, at Legacy Nursing Home in Morgan City.
Louis was born April 25, 1950, in Franklin, the son of the late Clayton Chauvin and Billie Boudreaux Chauvin. He was blissfully married for 51 years to the love of his life, Jacqueline Johanson Chauvin, who preceded him in death in September 2021.
A Central Catholic High School ‘Class of 1968’ graduate, Louis went on to earn his B.A. at Nicholls State University. Louis and Jackie relocated to Seattle for 15 years, then returned to their hometown in 2000. Louis worked in the field of human resources over the course of his career, including serving as a federal personnel investigator for many years.
Louis was a devoted husband and father, and a generous and true friend. He was reliable and hard-working, and he was a proud and progressive American. Anyone who knew Lou could rely on his sparkling and sometimes spicy sense of humor, through which he shared cheer and laughed about some of the head-shaking absurdities of life. He adored music and played guitar, including lead in his own 1960s band, the Human Race. Louis also was a prolific reader and was incredibly gifted in knowledge; he could share a fact or detailed explanation about the workings of practically any topic or process.
He will be lovingly remembered and profoundly missed by his daughter, Kelsy Chauvin, a native of Morgan City and longtime resident of Brooklyn, New York. Louis and Kelsy were as close as a father and daughter could be; their birthdays were two days apart, they shared unforgettable adventures, and often felt like they communicated beyond words.
Louis also is survived by his loving sister and brother-in-law Donna and Ronald Bucci, who were devoted to him every day of his life. He is survived as well as by his sister and brother-in-law Ann and Arthur Oncale; his elder daughter; his two granddaughters, Olivia Martyn and Sophie Jeansonne; his daughter-in-law Denise Shanks and her son Noel Guidry; and by wonderful sisters-in-law, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dearest friends and neighbors. Lou’s community meant the world to him.
Louis was preceded in death by his three brothers, John, Barry, and Jan Chauvin.
The family of Louis and Jackie Chauvin will commemorate and celebrate both of their lives with a memorial service at Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City on Saturday, June 17, 2023, 1-3 p.m.
Louis’s family would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the incomparable and gracious team at Legacy Nursing Home, and to St. Joseph Hospice, and Dr. Natalie Dishman.