|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1938|
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 2009|
Calvin was born in Morse, Louisiana. With no hospital in Morse, he was born at home. He only spoke Cajun French until he attended school.
Was a Golden gloves boxer in High School. In 1955, he married Lou Ella Simon. They had three children, Calvin Dale, Jr., Randie, and Vicki.
He voluntarily entered the Marine Corps in the 1960's at the height of the Vietnam Conflict and was a decorated Vietnam War Veteran, rising to the rank of E-6 in the shortest time ever at Camp Pendleton.
His distinguished career in the Cable Television industry followed his service to country. Cal partnered and worked with some of the great minds of the day in that burgeoning industry. He was elected to the Cable TV Pioneers in 1990 along with the likes of Ted Turner.
Cal moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1981, and soon thereafter met Yvonne Cisneros in 1982. They had two children together, Dominick Anthony and Sara Elizabeth. Cal was instrumental in building the cable system there, at the time it was the 3rd or 4th largest in the world, and is credited with making the last connection completing the build.
Through career-long friendships with some of the best of the old Cable Cowboys. Cal entered in to partnership with some of his best friends, to form Columbia Cablevision. He was given the task of building and operating systems in the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver, Washington, and Beaverton Oregon. While there he enjoyed entertaining friends, family, and professional associates and his sport fishing boat the MISS YVONNE. Many a salmon were slain and many a glass of single malt scotch were shared on that beautiful vessel that he loved so much. While in Vancouver Cal also built a massive storage facility that remains a viable and very successful operation.
When his illustrious career came to an end, he retired to Orange, Texas to be closer to his mother and enjoy the fruits of his labor. He remodeled an old ranch-style camp house on Cow Bayou (a couple of times).
Some of Cal's favorite things were, of course his children. He always doted over whichever one was in his presence. He also particularly enjoyed sitting on his back porch with a cup of coffee and a good cigar. He was still an avid fisherman, and could often be found baiting the hooks for his grandchildren when they visited.
What Cal liked most about living on Cow Bayou were his good friends, Mike and Carolyn Lawson. Cal and Mike's bellowing "Hey" to each other across the fence, a shared love of boats, and their genuine affection for each other made for the best neighbors a man could ask for. He looked forward every Wednesday to meeting his friends in the lunch bunch of fellowship and good company.
Cal finally met the woman of his dreams and the one who proved to be his rock when he got ill, Betty Lou Womack. Betty Lou nursed him through a dozen surgeries, six months at St. Luke's in Houston, and all through his recovery and eventual demise. Betty Lou did what all Cal's family together couldn't do, take care of Cal.
He was survived by his oldest son, Calvin Dale (Becky), Randie (Dorothy), Vicki, Dominick, and Sara; he had six grandchildren, Victoria Whitaker, Jennifer Rougeau, James Rougeau, Mary Wilkinson, and T.J.Wilkinson, and Bailey Grace Broussard. He also had three great grandchildren, Tory and Tyler Whitaker, and Grant Rougeau.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A brief and private graveside ceremony will be held at Hanks Cemetery in Morse, Louisiana where he will be buried alongside his father Andie.
Andie Broussard (1920 - 1998)
I Am Taking With Me Everything I Have Given Away
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Record added: Jul 22, 2009
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