William J. Bouscaren


William J. "Bill" Bouscaren, 91, passed Thursday, June 20, 2019, at the Villages at Oak Ridge in Washington. He was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Good Pine, Louisiana, to Lelia (Gourley) and Henry V. Bouscaren. He received an associate degree in Barstow, California. He served in the military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, serving first in the Navy for 18 years achieving the rank of Lieutenant. After the Navy, Bill worked as an engineer tracking sites for NASA. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Captain. While serving in the military, he received eight medals including one Bronze Star. Upon retirement from the military, Bill was active in the National Guard.
He is survived by a daughter, Christine (Steve) Steiner of Washington; three sons, Stephen Bouscaren of San Diego, Charles Bouscaren of Yermo, California, and Peter Bouscaren of Texas; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death Feb. 22, 2018, by his wife, Betty (Corville) Bousacren, whom he married on Aug. 20, 1948. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Henry Bouscaren Jr. and one sister, Lelia (Bouscaren) Malley.
Visitation will be Monday, June 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 pm at the Ed Lee Mortuary Downtown Chapel. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 25, at 10 a.m. at the Mortuary with Yvonne Evans officiating. Burial will take place thereafter at the St. Peter Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites.
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Maria Knepp
Jun 23, 2019
A bitter sweet day for his family. I spent hundreds of hours sitting with Bill and Betty at Hillside.......became very, very fond of him. He shared a bit of his military experience with me once or twice. His devotion to Betty was rare in today's world. I once complimented him on his care of her, and his response was that she would do the same for him. We are seeing the last of a great generation. You all have my sympathy and my joy that his earthly fight is behind him. I hope Betty was waiting for him with open arms as they are now in the presence of our God.
Ed Lee Mortuary
Jun 21, 2019