Eugene Gerard Lauziere

December 11, 1922 – January 12, 2014

 

Eugene passed away at the age of 91 on Sunday, January 12th, 2014 in Bend, Oregon.  He was surrounded by what he loved most in life, and that was his wife LaVaune and his family.

 

He was born December 11th, 1922 to Charles and Delvina Lauziere of Concord, New Hampshire.  He spent his childhood in New England feeding a passion for anything to do with sports.  As captain of his high school hockey team, he led them to the state championship.  Later he pursued a career in Semi-Pro Hockey.

 

After the outbreak of World War II, he joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and served in the Military Police.  It was at a USO dance in Seattle, Washington where he met LaVaune, the love of his life, and spouse for 68 memory filled years.  They had three children that they raised in Santa Barbara, California as he built a successful business as a General Building Contractor.

 

He never lost his passion for sports as his wife can testify, “that if there was a ball moving across the screen, he was watching it on TV”.  He loved bowling, golf and playing softball for the Elks Club in Santa Barbara.

 

He retired in the late ‘80s and enjoyed traveling with LaVaune.  They wore out several motorhomes as they eventually checked off a visit to every state in the country.  In 1990 they moved to Bend, Oregon and made that their new home base for future travels.

 

Eugene is survived by his wife LaVaune Lauziere of Bend, Oregon, daughter Kathy Kupelian and Anthony of Bend, Oregon, son Guy Lauziere and Ginger of Bend, Oregon, son Michael Lauziere and Becky of Auburn, Alabama, and six grandchildren.  He will be dearly missed by all.

 

A Memorial Service will held Saturday, January 25th at 10:00am at St. Francis of Assisi (New Church) 2450 NE 27th Street, Bend, Oregon.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Partners In Care, 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701.