Published 4:04 pm Friday, April 19, 2013

Riley F. Boudreaux, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was a life long resident of Lutcher.  
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Emily Matherne Boudreaux; children: Riley Boud-reaux Jr. and wife Betty, Ann B. Pettiss, James Boud-reaux and wife Rita, Irene B. Melancon and husband Don, Michael Boudreaux and wife Stephanie, Wendy B. Neal, Beth B. Zeringue, Amy Boudreaux, Angelle B. Keller and Nikki Boudreaux and husband Bill Ledden. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren due in 2013 (including Riley IV), a sister, Irene A. Boudreaux, and a brother, Robert P. Boudreaux Sr.  
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Maude Baker; parents C.T. Boudreaux Sr. and Alice Irene Boudreaux; his stepmom, Jane Boudreaux; his first wife of 18 years Marietta Dicharry Boudreaux; his brothers, Claude Jr. and George; son-in-law Tuffy Neal; and grandchildren, Marietta and Brett Boudreaux, Christie Melancon and Ryan Pettiss.
He ran a family business, C. T. Boudreaux Lumber Co., with his brother Robert Boudreaux for over 50 years. He was the owner of Boudreaux Realty Inc. and one of the former owners of Englade-Boudreaux Insurance Co. and Gem Drugs. He was the chairman of the Board of Directors at St. James Bank for 20 years; the president of the St. James Parish School Board for 20 years; an Army veteran of WWII; a member of the VFW; a 30-year member of the Lions Club; a former lector at St. Joseph Catholic Church; a member of the Knights of Columbus; and an avid tennis player.
Visitation will be on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Rose Lynn Funeral Service, 1870 Cabanose Ave., Lutcher, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulina. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Rose Lynn Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit