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Athletic Network Obituaries 2021-23

Please find below the obituaries which have been brought to our attention.  Our apologies for any obituaries which were not included during our inactive period or if we couldn’t post.
Please email athleticnetwor@louisiana.edu if you know of obituaries of former athletes/support group members who passed away and were not posted on the Athletic Network.

Please note that a new link has been added on the Home Page of www.athleticnetwork.net  for Our Lady of Lourdes Stadium. It has excellent information and provides a neat Q/A section.

Please click on Ragincajuns.com on the AN home page for pre-game articles of our athletic teams, game articles, and other information on current UL athletic teams.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our viewers and their loved ones.

Ed & John Dugas

Obituaries brought to the attention of the AN – posted below.

Myrtice Marie Lauw Blanchard – 32 years UL Adm. Asst.; wife of Oliver Blanchard HPE faculty/Athletics Staff & Golf Coach  DOD 7/22/2023

Carolyn Guillet Broussard – 30+ years  UL Adm. Asst.  DOD 2/18/2023
https://www.mourning.com/obituaries/Carolyn-Broussard/#!/TributeWall   (Martin & Castille)
Click here  https://nelsonusl.com/poems  to view “Remembering Carolyn” which Frederick Nelson wrote and read for her memorial service.

Rita Jo Broussard (Kassem)– Homecoming Court 1960  DOD 12/9/2023
Click www.athleticnetwork.net   Photo Gallery – Homecoming Court  1960

Daniel “Danny” Clement – Football 1970-73   DOD 8/11/2023
Daniel “Danny” Clement Obituary – Thibodaux, LA | Ordoyne Funeral Home (ordoynefunerals.com)
Click www.athleticnetwork.net  – Photo Gallery – Football – then the individual years.
Click  https://athleticnetwork.net/gallery/FootballReunion1970/  for the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Football team.

Scott Dore – Firefly Digital (AN Host) 2001-2021   DOD 8/8/2021
Scott was our contact person and software manager from inception of the AN until his passing.
Any successes enjoyed by the Athletic Network were in a major part due to the talents, attitude, and dedication of Scott.
Click here  https://athleticnetwork.net/gallery/athletic-network-events-2019/  for the AN visit/lunch/gifts on July 30, 2019.

Robert A. Fabre – HPE Graduate, Louisiana HS Teacher & Coach, and FAN (Friend of Athletic Network)  DOD 12/15/2023

Jimmie Gore – Baseball 1955, Military Veteran 1969-1972  DOD 12/9/2023 https://www.mourning.com/obituaries/Jimmie-Gore/#!/Obituary
Click www.athleticnetwork@louisiana.edu  Photo Gallery – Baseball – 1955.

Dr. James E. Kennison – Baseball 1953, Track & Field 1952-54, Football 1951-54  Military Veteran Air Force Pilot  DOD 12/9/2023
Click www.athleticnetwork.net – Photo Gallery – Football, Baseball, Track & Field – then individual years for each sport.
Click here for Jimmy tailgating with his S Club members in 2002 – https://athleticnetwork.net/gallery/tailgating2002/

Frederick “Erik” Nelson – Long-time USL/UL HPE/Kinesiology Faculty Member – Military Veteran   DOD 7/5/2023
Click here for the Frederick Nelson website  https://nelsonusl.com   Includes video & photo gallery of memorial service 10/28/2023
Click here, scroll down for Nelson Tailgating in 2019 at a UL home football game   https://athleticnetwork.net/tailgating-2019/

Alcide J. Toups, II – Football 1962-65 All GSC  DOD 10/1/2023

Click www.athleticnetwork.net  – Photo Gallery – Football – then any of his Football years to view those photos.
Click https://athleticnetwork.net/coach-faulkinberry-era-football-reunion-nov-2-2019/  and scroll down to view Alcide sporting his USL cap,
at the 2019 annual Faulkinberry Era Reunion. Alcide gave the USL caps as gifts at the reunion.