Bernard "Touch" L. Touchette
Final Flight on May 07, 2006
Bernard Lawrence Touchette
April 07, 1939 - May 07, 2006
The Family of 67 year old Bernard Lawrence Touchette wishes to acknowledge his death in his fight against cancer that occurred on Sunday, May 7, 2006 in his Bellville, TX. home.
Mr. Touchette was born in Gardner, MA. on April 7, 1939 to Merle (Brehio) and Lawrence J. Touchette. He was raised in and attended school in Baldwinville, MA. He graduated from the University of Houston-Clear Lake-with a Business Degree. He served his country in both the Army and Air Force and retired from the Air Force after 22 years of military service, including tours of duty in Viet Nam and Thailand. He was a Technical Writer for several companies, including 9 years with Stewart and Stevenson in Sealy, TX.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Bettye Jo (Scarborough) Touchette; his 84 year old mother, Merle Touchette of Gardner; his daughters: Carol (Touchette) Spruiell of LaPorte, TX., Toni (Touchette) Child and Nancy (Touchette) Pierce of Roy, UT.; his sons: Michael Touchette of Denver, CO., Christopher Touchette and Chad Touchette of Houston, TX., Marc Scarborough of Houston, TX., John Scarborough of Pasadena, TX., and Joe Scarborough of Manville, TX.; their spouses; his sister, Carole (Touchette) Boulay of Gardner and her spouse; his brothers: Richard Touchette of Gardner and William Touchette of Winchendon; 15 grandchildren and a great grandson in TX. and UT.; his aunt, Marion Lancey and his uncle, Edward Brehio of Baldwinville, MA.; a niece and many cousins.
He is predeceased by his father, Lawrence J. Touchette, who died in 1987.
During his lifetime, he was devoted to his family, his church, and his country. He received many military medals including: the Distinguished Flying Cross in 12/67; an Air Medal-3/67; the Silver Star-1/72; Distinguished Flying Cross-First Oakleaf Cluster-5/72; and a Commendation Medal-8/79.
Funeral services were held on May 12 2006 from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sealy, TX.. Graveside services were held at Houston National Veteran’s Cemetery in Houston, TX. with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: The American Cancer Society; MD Anderson Cancer Center-Melanoma Dept.-P O Box 297153, Houston, TX. 77297; OR to Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell Rd., Brenham, TX. 77833 who provided comfort and care to Mr. Touchette and to his family during his last days of life.
BARNARD L. "TOUCH"TOUCHETTE,
TOUCH RELAXING AT OUR HOUSE ON HIS LAST VISIT, APRIL 2005