Bobby Ray DaenenJuly 8, 1935 ~ October 31, 2017 (age 82)
Bobby Ray Daenen, 82, of Beaumont TX, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Bobby was born on July 8, 1935 to Louis and Marie Daenen in Marksville, LA. As a young man, bobby went into the U.S. Navy and served his country proudly as a Seabee. Bobby enjoyed coaching basketball, football, baseball, and softball. He was a longtime member of the Louisiana High School Association, (LHSA) as an umpire. While umpiring a baseball game, he met the love of his life, Kate; they were married on November 28, 1977. Bobby was an accomplished maintenance man. When he went to visit his children, he would fix or repair anything they needed and was happy to do whatever was needed for them. However, Bobby stated that his proudest moment of all was “the day I became a Christian”. Bobby wanted his children, all 12 of them, to remember him as a good man; sincere, honest, and the best father he knew how to be.
Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Marie Daenen; three sisters, Gloria Juneau, Marie Honore, and Margaret Talleferro; a brother, Louis Daenen.
Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Kate Daenen; their 12 children, Alan Daenen, and wife, Brenda, of Alexandria, LA, Linda McGinity, and husband, Jim, of Alexandria, LA, Bobby Louis Daenen, and wife Susan, of Atlanta, GA, Lisa Rae Daenen Price, and husband, Matthew, of Alexandria, LA, David Earl Mayes, of Urania, LA, Stephen Boyd Mayes, and wife, Amie, of Wylie, TX, Dorothy Carrol Mayes Long, and husband, Jason, of Pearland, TX, Scott Alan Mayes, and wife Dawn, of Beaumont, TX, Monica Lea Mayes Sullivan, and husband, Christopher Todd, of Holden, LA, Adam Wayne Mayes, and wife, Shera, of Vidor, TX, Michael Ray Daenen, and wife Sheri, of Alexandria, LA, and Patricia Jeanette Daenen Boone, and husband John, of Lecompte, LA; 25 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Daenen and a brother, Joe Daenen; as well as numerous other family members and friends.
Bobby will always be loved and missed by those who were privileged to know him.