Resolution J1190-2013

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Chester L. Derouin upon the occasion of celebrating their 67th Wedding Anniversary



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Mr. and Mrs. Chester L. Derouin
upon the occasion of celebrating their 67th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Chester Derouin and Ethelyn Spicer were united in  marriage  on
March  6,  1946,  at  the  home of the Reverend Hale F. Thornberry, then
pastor of First Baptist Church; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Derouin are the proud parents of three children,
Lawrence, Juanita and Christine, as well as the loving  grandparents  of
seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and
  WHEREAS,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Derouin  are and always have been a tower of
strength, support, understanding and limitless love  for  their  family;
  WHEREAS,  Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are  their  hallmark  and
tradition; and
  WHEREAS,  Chester  Derouin  worked  at  Garland City Auto Parts for 46
years until the store was purchased in 1989 by Napa Auto Part, where  he
then  worked  part-time  until  retiring  in 1995; he enjoys playing the
organ and the keyboard; and
  WHEREAS, Ethelyn Derouin devoted herself to making a loving  home  for
her family; she enjoys reading and puzzles; and
  WHEREAS,  Mr.  and Mrs. Derouin also managed the Watertown Roller Rink
from 1976 to 1981; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Derouin have lived and continue  to  live  their
lives  with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a deep
and continuing concern for human values and ideals,  and  in  so  doing,
they have inspired others to do the same; and
  WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
  WHEREAS,  They  have  passed  these  same  values to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of  its  individual
members,  public-minded  in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
  WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Derouin have touched the lives of  their
family  and  many friends through the shining example of their marriage,
which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which  they  possess
for one another; and
  WHEREAS,  The  longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when  an  occa-
sion  of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and  emulation  of  others;  now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Chester Derouin upon the occasion of celebrat-
ing their 67th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Chester L. Derouin.


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