Richard Walsh

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Richard Clinton Walsh of Natchitoches passed away on June 30, 2019 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born on May 1, 1988, in Bossier City.

A mass honoring his life was held July 6 at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Natchitoches with Father Luke LaFluer serving as celebrant.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers included Jeremy Anderson, Derrick Fontenot, Jonathan Fontenot, Christopher Remedies, Derek Bernard, and Kyle Martinez.

He attended Zwolle schools and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Natchitoches in 2006. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in accounting from Northwestern State University in 2018.

Richard worked in the oil and gas industry for six years and most recently was employed by Walsh Timber Company. He had a tremendous love for life and his family. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, working in the yard and watching baseball.

Survivors include his wife, Brooke Fontenot Walsh of Natchitoches; two-and-a-half year old son, Aaron Douglas and eight-monthold daughter, Abigail Marie; parents, Garrett H. Walsh, Jr. and Carol Oosta Walsh of Zwolle; brother, Garrett H. Walsh, III and wife Jena of Natchitoches; maternal grandmother, Margaret Oosta of Shreveport; father and mother-in-law, Tony Fontenot and Beth LaTour Fontenot of Natchitoches; brothers-in-law, Derrick Fontenot and wife Meghan of Ville Platte, and Jonathan Fontenot and wife Taryn of West Monroe; five nieces, three nephews, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rapides Regional and the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency for the compassion shown during such a difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to NSU Foundation, 535 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71497 for the Richard Clinton Walsh Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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