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Brother of Alice Halvorson dies in Louisiana
A Celebration of Life for Louis Donald Shove was held on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at St. Clair Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Ellis and Bro. Ronnie Parks officiating. Interment followed in St. Clair Cemetery, in Gardner, Louisiana under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home.
Louis Donald Shove, age 87, of Rapides Parish, Louisiana entered eternal rest on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.
Louis was born Feb. 7, 1935, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Samuel and Norma (Normand) Shove. Louis attended Rosenthal Elementary School and went on to graduate from Bolton High School in 1953. He joined the United States Marine Corps and was first stationed at Camp Pendleton, California after completing bootcamp. On a bus trip in
December 1962 to Minnesota to visit his sister, Alice, and her family, Louis met the love of
his life, Gloria Jean Barry, a Wisconsin girl, born and raised. They were married on May 8, 1964, in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Louis and Gloria had numerous duty stations throughout Louis' military career including Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Fort Meade, Annapolis, Maryland; and Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. Louis did three tours during the Vietnam War from 1967-1972. Louis' accolades include linguistics specialist, education in jungle warfare, recon, and intelligence. Louis retired from the USMC in 1973 after 20 years of service. He moved his family back to Louisiana to be near his beloved mother. Louis continued to work in various jobs including Sears, the Ford dealership, and Walker Oldsmobile. He loved to read and complete his cryptogram puzzles to keep his mind sharp. Louis kept well-informed on current events and could easily converse with anyone on any subject. Louis also enjoyed his time working at the 13th Gate and Louisiana Nightmares where it was more fun than work.
Louis accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and became a deacon at St. Clair Baptist Church. He also helped with the construction of the current church building.
Louis is survived by his wife, Gloria; and his three children, Mary (John) Miles, Donald (Michelle Marsh), and Kathy (Jamie) Johnson. His pride and joy were his grandkids, Alissia, Jordan, Chloe, Bryttany, Samuel, and Levi; and grandpups, Daisy May and Bebe. He is also survived by his sister, Alice (John) Halvorson of Stewartville.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Norma (Normand) Shove; his half-sister, Grace Maxmenko; his sister, Billie Galvan, and brothers-in-law, Dale Hunt, Peter Graslie, and Gerald Barry.
Pallbearers honored to serve include Johnny Holt, Ralph Kilstrum, Mike Lang, Buddy McFarlane, Dwayne Sanburn, and Bob White. Honorary pallbearers are Colonel Tanaka, James Kirkwood, and Milton Coffman.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the St. Clair Baptist Church building fund, 940 St. Clair Rd, Boyce, LA 71409.
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