Raymond John St. Romain
(December 15, 1929 - November 2, 2010)

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Funeral services for Mr. Raymond John St. Romain will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marksville on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Rusty Rabalais officiating. Interment will be in Church of the Little Flower Catholic Cemetery in Evergreen. Arrangements are entrusted to Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Marksville, LA. Mr. St. Romain, age 80, of Marksville, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at St. Francis Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his wife, Odelia Bordelon St. Romain and grandson, Henry St. Romain.

He is survived by one son, Michael St. Romain and wife Belinda of St. Martinville, two daughters, Cindy Sarver of Marksville, Joni Gum of Conyers, Georgia, seven grandchildren, Anjelica Taylor, Jeremy Sarver, Adrienne, Bailey, and Abi St. Romain, Patrick and Carly Gum, six great grandchildren, William and Zachary Moreau, Bryce Sarver, Jonas Rossyion, Christian St. Romain and Gracie Lewis.

Mr. St. Romain was born on December 15, 1929 in Marksville to parents John and Adele St. Romain.

He served in WWII where he earned the victory medal and an honorable discharge in 1949.

He attended Southwestern Louisiana Institute in Lafayette, LA and earned a Bachelorís Degree in 1952. After his marriage to Odelia, he earned his Masterís Degree in Education from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1961. He was an educator for over 40 years and touched many lives including teaching his three children and several of his grandchildren. He coached numerous extracurricular sports and also served as an Assistant Principal.

Mr. Raymond was well known and a highly respected draftsman leaving his mark across the state as evidenced by the beautiful homes he assisted in creating.

He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed duck and squirrel hunting, fishing and outdoor activities. He was active in the conservation of the Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area where he also resided for the past 12 years of his life.

He was a member of St. Anthony and St. Joseph Church Choir.

Mr. St. Romain was a participant in the theatrical production of Marcís Place in 2009.

Visitation will be held in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Marksville on Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and will resume on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until shortly before time of service. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel.

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