Nicholas DeYoung passed away on Monday, March 3, 2008, atJefferson Healthcare at the age of 92.
He was the beloved husband of the late Lyvon Gill DeYoung andthe late Ruth Jennings DeYoung; father of the late Darlene DeYoungBooksh and her husband, the late Norman Booksh. He was thegrandfather of Andrew Booksh (his wife, Beth Booksh), of Charlotte,N.C., Ruth Ann Booksh Lynn (her husband, the late Shane Lynn) ofLincolnton, N.C., and Catherine Marie Booksh Gerald (her husband,Rick Gerald) of Fort Mill, S.C. He was the great-grandfather ofEthan, Steven and Julia Booksh, Christopher, Samantha and JoshuaLynn and Nicholas E. and Eva Gerald. He was the son of the lateRev. Peter DeYoung and Hazel Butler DeYoung, of Hamshire, Texas;the brother of Ruth DeYoung Bedell, of Victoria, Texas, and EuniceDeYoung McMahan of Whitney, Texas; brother-in-law of Reba GillRoberts (her husband, Raymond Roberts) of Brookhaven, and BettyMullen of Reno, Nev. He is also survived by many relatives andfriends.
Mr. DeYoung was a native of Hamshire, Texas, and a resident ofRiver Ridge, La., for the past 46 years. He retired from the UnitedStates Navy as CWO4 after serving 30 years. He was in World War IIand a Pearl Harbor survivor. He was a member of the Temple LodgeNo. 7, Astoria, Ore., and a 32nd degree Mason in the New OrleansScottish Rites bodies.
Relatives, friends of the family, members of Rio Vista BaptistChurch, Riverside Baptist Church, Pearl Harbor Survivors and TROA(The Reserve Officers Association) are invited to attend thefuneral service on Friday, March 7, 2008, at Leitz-Eagan FuneralHome, 4747 Veterans Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie at 1p.m. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be inGarden of Memories Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rio Vista BaptistChurch, 3800 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, LA 70121. The onlineguestbook is available at www.legacy.com.