Wilmer Glen "Bill" Mounger
He passed away at his home in Jarreau on Thursday, March 25, 2010. He was born Aug. 31, 1927, in Evergreen. Bill was the son of Young Allen Mounger Sr. and Ethel Lee Gill. He was the 12th of 13 children. Early on, Bill was involved with the Boy Scouts of America. His contributions and efforts resulted in his becoming an Eagle Scout. These experiences led him to serve as a Scout leader in the community. Bill then served his country as a seaman in the Navy during World War II. His tour involved deployment to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He received several distinguished service awards from the military. Upon returning home, Bill joined Halliburton Services, where he worked in the oil and gas exploration industry. He later became an employee of Alma Plantation Ltd. He served in the capacity of an overseer for the plantation, which produced predominately sugar cane and raised livestock. Several years later, he married Sybil Bueche. They had three children, Glenda, Thomas and Ken. He had seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Bill was a charter member of False River Academy, a local private school. He became the president of the board of directors, where his wife taught elementary school for 38 years. All three of his children were graduates of the academy. Bill retired from Alma Plantation Ltd. in 1991 after working for almost 40 years. He was an avid outdoorsman. His favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing with family and friends. He will long be remembered for his untiring efforts in serving his fellow man. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Sybil Bueche Mounger; daughter, Glenda Serio and her husband, Michael, of Broussard; two sons, Thomas "Bubby" Mounger and his wife, Vickie, of Lakeland, and Ken Mounger and his wife, Kim, of Short Hills, N.J.; seven grandchildren, Blaine Serio and his wife, Leslie, of Lafayette, Christopher Serio and his wife, Raven, of Broussard, Keri and Kyle Mounger, both of Short Hills, Clayton and Kellie Mounger, both of Lakeland, and André Serio, of Broussard; two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Finley Serio, of Lafayette; sister, Eloise Mounger, of Orange, Texas; and brother, Ralph Mounger, of Broken Arrow, Okla. Preceded in death by parents, Young Allen Mounger Sr. and Ethel Lee Gill; sisters, Corrilla Aycock, Ethel McBride, Mabel Grant, Clothilde Quirk and Myrtle Bell; brothers, George Mounger, Y.A. Mounger Jr., Claud Mounger, Arthur Mounger, and Baby Edward Mounger. Pallbearers will be Clayton Mounger, Kyle Mounger, Aidan Serio, André Serio, Blaine Serio, Christopher Serio and Michael Serio. Visitation at Niland's Funeral Home, New Roads, Sunday, March 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lakeland, Monday, March 29, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am., with the Rev. Gregory J. Daigle, celebrant. Entombment in the Garden Mausoleum, St. Maria Goretti Walk, Lakeland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Wilmer Glen Mounger to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 and Pointe Coupee Hospice, 2202 False River Drive, New Roads, LA 70760.
Published in The Morning Advocate on March 26, 2010
Pelican Footnote: Bill was a 1944 graduate of EHS. Obituary and footnote information provided by Dale Ducote.