Sunday, July 15, 2012

Verlee Marie Bourgoyne

Verlee Marie Bourgoyne

Verlee Marie Bourgoyne was born 03 December 1917 in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, the daughter of Henry Joseph Bourgoyne and Margueritte Tullier. She is listed with her parents on the 1920 census of West Baton Rouge Parish and the 1930 census of Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

On 02 October 1938, Verlee married Richard Joseph LeMay, the son of Joseph Hazael LeMay and Josephine Fenela Johnson.  He was born 03 October 1914 in New Roads, Point Coupee Parish, Louisiana. They are shown together on the 1940 census in the Cut Off district of West Baton Rouge Parish.  Richard was employed as a truck driver for a retail grocery store at that time.  They were the parents of a baby girl, Loretta Ann.  Also living in the household with them was Verlee's sister, Nora Mae Bourgoyne, age 13.  Nora Mae was only six years old when their mother passed away in 1932.  

Verlee and her husband eventually settled in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish.  Verlee died 08 October 1982 in Plaquemine.  Richard died 14 September 1988 in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.  

They had the following children:
i.   Loretta Ann LeMay
ii.  Brenda Lee Marie LeMay
iii. Richard Joseph "Dickie" LeMay, Jr., born 28 February 1947 in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana and died 11 October 2001 in Burnside, Ascension Parish, Louisiana; married (1)  Kathy Wilbert  (2)  Debra Ortlieb on 01 May 1975  (3)  Maxine Taylor Miller on 03 October 2001.  

Verlee Marie Bourgoyne and her
husband, Richard Joseph LeMay Sr

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