Funeral services were held Tuesday May 18, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel for Ralph Foreman, 82, who died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Lafayette General Hospital.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Laurea Jane Todd Foreman of Kaplan; two daughters and their husbands, Lori Laurie and Lee Foreman, and Julie Jolene and Jody Abshire; his former son-in-law, Michael Wayne Leach; one sister, Melba Dean and her husband, Foster Doty; two brothersand their wives, Roland Ray and Nancy Foreman, and Paul Lyn and Lucille Foreman.
He is also survived by four grandchildren, Kari Jo Leach and her husband, Jose’ Nunez, Joshua Todd Abshire, Jade Emily Abshire and her husband, Chad Lebouef, and Kati Lorilea Foreman; two great-grandchildren, Gavin Joseph Baudoin and Sophie Grace LeBouef.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Turner J. and Grace Queen Meaux Foreman; and one daughter, Sandra Kay Foreman.
Ralph was a member of the member of the American Legion Kaplan Post, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, and American Sheriff’s Association. He was employed by Boeing Aircraft and was a member of their union, a 22-year member of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, and during and after retirement he was a rice farmer.
Pallbearers were Joshua Abshire, Chad LeBouef, Jose’ Nunez, Mike Foreman, Bryan Foreman, and David Foreman.
Visitation was held Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until services.