Flora Lorraine (Rusty) Boudreaux, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died peacefully at Regent Care Center in The Woodlands, Texas, on Saturday, August 18, 2007 with family by her side. She was 85 years of age.
Flora Lorraine (Rusty) Boudreaux
J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home
Born to Reginald E. Alburtis and Miami Otto Alburtis on March 4, 1922, in Marlin, Texas, where she graduated high school, Rusty relished in her duties as the Marlin Bulldog's football sponsor. While attending Georgetown University, she was chosen as a Bluebonnet Girl which led to many fashionable photographs and promotional activities.
Rusty, whose nickname was derived from her auburn red hair, moved to Corpus Christi, Texas and worked at the White-Plaza Hotel where she met her husband of 61 years, John E. Boudreaux, who preceded her in death.
She participated in tennis and golf with many close friends and enjoyed dancing and social engagements. She was also a volunteer at Our Daily Bread, helping cook meals for the homeless. After her children were grown, she worked 8 years at the Hallmark Store in Galveston.
Her greatest pleasure was motherhood, raising and providing for her children. A spotless home, a Sunday style meal seven days a week, and ensuring her children's presence at their many activities were of paramount importance to Rusty. Her religion was extremely important to her, and she was a longtime member of St. Patrick's and later St. Peter's Catholic churches.
Besides her husband, John, Rusty was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her son, John S. Boudreaux; four daughters, Beverly Maggard and husband David, Linda Boudreaux, Sandy Scardino, Barbie Walz and husband Matt; eight grandchildren, Cindi Boudreaux, Mark Maggard, Michael Maggard, Amanda Maggard, Jessica Adams and husband Aaron, Cpl. Bradford Scardino, USMC, Matthew Walz, Andrew Walz; two great-grandsons, Aidan Adams and Jackson Adams; one brother R. K. "Sonny" Alburtis and wife Rachel; numerous nephews, relatives and friends.
The family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 with a rosary following at 7:00 p.m., with Deacon Sam Dellolio officiating. Funeral Mass will be August 23, 2007 at 12 noon at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, with Father Paul Chovanec officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Maggard, Mark Maggard, Michael Maggard, Matt Walz, Matthew Walz and Andrew Walz. Honorary pallbearers will be Cpl. Bradford Scardino, USMC, Aaron Adams and longtime friends Stan Hutton and Jatinder Bhatia.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Odyssey Foundation, 100 I-45 North, Suite 300, Conroe, Texas 77301, or Our Daily Bread, 2420 Winnie, Galveston, TX 77550.